- Paul Peterson (American football)
College coach infobox
Name = Paul Peterson
July 29, 1980
Sport = Football
College = Southern Utah
Quarterbacksand Wide receiverscoach
Awards = 2002 J.C. Grid-Wire
2002 All-Western States Football League First Team
Continental Tire BowlMVP
Championships = 2003
San Francisco Bowl
Continental Tire Bowl
Player = yes
Years = 2001–2002
Coach = Trigger
CoachYears = 2006
CoachTeams = BYU (offensive intern)
Dixie State College(defensive line) Southern Utah University(Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers)
Paul Peterson (born
July 29, 1980in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is a former quarterbackfor the Boston College Eagles. He was the first Boston College to start his career 6-0, and compiled a 12-2 record for his career at Boston College, including 2 bowl victories in the Continental Tire Bowland the Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl. He was named the Big EastOffensive Player of the Week twice, the MVP of the Continental Tire Bowl, and BC's team MVP in 2004.
Was All-State as junior and senior at Bingham High School. He holds the school's single-season record for passing yardage (2,011) and career record for passing yards (3,900). He totaled 38 touchdown passes including 20 in his senior season. Also played baseball and basketball. After high school served a two-year
Mormonmission in Nicaragua( August 1999- July 2001)
Played the 2001 and 2002 seasons at
Snow College. In 2001 he threw for 2,518 yards and 20 touchdowns. In 2002 he earned J.C. Grid-Wire All-Americahonors and All-Western States Football League first team honors after leading Snow to an 8-2 record, throwing for 2,982 yards and 35 touchdowns in 10 games. He led all NJCAA quarterbacks in both passing yards and touchdowns.
After starting the years as a backup, Peterson came on strong at the end of the season to win the starting QB job from
Quinton Porterand lead the Eagles to wins in each of their last three games. He completed 16-of-25 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Eagles to a 35-21 win over Colorado Statein the Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl. He finished the season completing 84 of 147 passes for 1,124 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions.
Won Big East Offensive Player of the Week twice, BIG EAST Co-Offensive Player of the Week once, and BIG EAST Offensive Player once. Started 10 games until missing the season finale due to a fractured second metacarpal in his right (throwing) hand late in the second quarter against Temple. Came back to complete 24 of 33 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns in BC's 37-24 win over North Carolina in the
Continental Tire Bowlbefore exiting the game in the second half with a broken leg. However, he still earned game MVP honors. Megan, his wife, picked up his trophy on the field after the game. Finished the season with 2,594 passing yards, 18 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.Finished his career with 3,718 yards (8th all time), 28 touchdowns (6th all time), and a 60.8 completion percentage (6th all time).
Signed with the
Ottawa Renegadesof the Canadian Football Leaguebefore the 2005 season. Was released after the preseason. He was an offensive intern at Brigham Young University in 2006 and the defensive line coach at Dixie State Collegein 2007. In 2008, Peterson will be the quarterbacks and wide receivers coach at Southern Utah University. [ [http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,695242885,00.html Deseret News | Lamb rounds out SUU football staff ] ]
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