Stephen Peterman

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Stephen Peterman
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Personal information
Born: (1982-01-11) January 11, 1982 (age 37)
Gulfport, Mississippi
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:323 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school:Saint Stanislaus (MS)
NFL Draft:2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:90
Games started:86
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Stephen Frederick Peterman (born January 11, 1982) is a former American football guard in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions. He played college football at Louisiana State University.

Early years[edit]

Peterman attended Saint Stanislaus College in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, where he was an All-state and a two-time All-district selection at tight end. As a senior, he posted 14 receptions for 150 yards and one touchdown. He also lettered in basketball.

He accepted a football scholarship from Louisiana State University. As a freshman, he was converted into a defensive end, appearing in 5 games and making 8 tackles (3 for loss) as a backup.

As a sophomore, he was converted into a left guard, starting 12 games and allowing only one sack. As a junior, he again allowed one sack. As a senior, he was moved to right guard and allowed one sack.

He started 35 out of his 48 career games (25 starts at left guard) and was a part of the 2003 national championship team.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Peterman was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he broke a finger at the start of training camp, before tearing the ACL and MCL of his right knee in the last game of the pre-season (while playing special teams), which placed him on the injured reserve list on September 3.

In 2005, he played 3 games on special teams at the end of the season. The team tried him at center before releasing him on August 23, 2006.

Peterman was part of a string of unsuccessful offensive lineman selections made by the Cowboys in the first rounds of the draft: Al Johnson (2003), Jacob Rogers (2004). He struggled with injuries during his two years with the Cowboys.

Detroit Lions[edit]

On October 17, 2006, the Detroit Lions signed him to their practice squad and was activated for the last three games (2 starts) of the year.[1] He became the team's starting right guard in 2007. The next year, he was inactive in 2 games because of a hand injury.

In 2009, the Lions signed him to a five-year contract.[2] He was placed on the injured reserve list on November 20, with a right ankle injury he suffered playing against the Minnesota Vikings.

On February 5, 2013, he was waived after having problems the previous year in pass protection.[3]

New York Jets[edit]

On April 26, 2013, Peterman agreed to a one-year contract with the New York Jets.[4] He was released on August 26.[5]


  1. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "Lions sign Stephen Peterman to long-term deal". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "Lions continue cap purge". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  4. ^ Orr, Conor (27 April 2013). "Jets sign G Stephen Peterman to one-year deal". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 27 April 2013. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Jets Staff (26 August 2013). "Jets Release 14 Players". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 26 August 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2018.

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