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Brian Peters
ILB #52
Height:
6-4
Weight:
240
Age:
28
College:
Northwestern
Hometown:
Pickerington, OH
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
11
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 28 18 10 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2016 HOU 12 0 11 7 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 HOU 12 0 17 11 6 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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TRANSACTIONS: Signed by the Minnesota Vikings on Feb. 23, 2015...Released by the Vikings on Sept. 5, 2015...Signed to the Vikings practice squad on Sept. 6, 2015...Signed by the Houston Texans to the active roster on Sept. 30, 2015.

TRANSACTIONS: Signed by the Minnesota Vikings on Feb. 23, 2015...Released by the Vikings on Sept. 5, 2015...Signed to the Vikings practice squad on Sept. 6, 2015...Signed by the Houston Texans to the active roster on Sept. 30, 2015.

CAREER:
Broke into the NFL with Minnesota in 2015 before joining the Texans later in the season
Developed into a key special teams player whose 17 special teams tackles in 2015 led the Texans and tied for the top total in the league
Played one season with the Arena Football League’s Iowa Barnstormers (2012) before spending two seasons with the Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders (2013-14)
Won the 101st Grey Cup with the Roughriders following the 2013 season. Recorded 5 special teams tackles in the game
Just the 5th player in CFL history, and first Rider, to lead team in tackles and special teams tackles in the same season

2016 (Houston 12/0, 2/0):
Finished third on the team with 10 special teams tackles
Saw action exclusively on special teams and recorded a special teams tackle in the season opener vs. Chicago (9/11)
Notched two special teams tackles vs. Kansas City (9/18)
Played on special teams at New England (9/22) in Week 3
Recorded a special teams tackle vs. Tennessee in Week 4
Registered the first two kickoffs of his career, a 66-yarder and 47-yarder, at Minnesota (10/9) in Week 5
Inactive for Weeks 6-10 with an injury
Assisted on a special teams tackle vs. San Diego (11/27) in Week 12
Made one special teams tackle at Indianapolis (12/11) in Week 14
Notched one special teams tackle vs. Cincinnati (12/24) in Week 16
Logged the first tackle and tackle for loss of his career when he brought down Titans RB Derrick Henry for a 2-yard loss in the fourth quarter at Tennessee (1/1/17) in Week 17
Registered two special teams tackles vs. Oakland (1/7/17) in the AFC Wild Card round

2015 (Houston 12/0, 1/0):
Signed by the Texans to their active roster on 9/30
Made his NFL debut on special teams at Atlanta (10/4) and had one special teams tackle
Made a special teams tackle vs. Indianapolis (10/8)
Inactive in Week 6 at Jacksonville (10/18)
Led the team with three special teams tackles, including two solo stops vs. N.Y. Jets (11/22)
Led the team and ranked tied for first in the NFL with 17 special teams tackles

COLLEGE:
Safety at Northwestern from 2007-2011, recording 11 interceptions
Earned his degree in Learning and Organizational Change in 2011 from Northwestern
Went on to earn a master’s of arts in sports marketing and public relations

PERSONAL:
Son of Jeff and Carla
Father wrestled collegiately at Miami (Ohio)
Worked with Special Olympics in high school
Awarded Riders Outstanding Community Service Award in 2014 for his service in the community including hospital visits and a blood drive, in addition to the Habitat for Humanity efforts
 

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