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#91 - Corey Peters

DEFENSIVE TACKLE
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 305
College: Kentucky
Exp: 5th

Player Information

He was born in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from Central High in Louisville, KY. As a freshman at Kentucky, he started 2 of 11 games, recording 18 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 1 pass deflection. He missed 2 games due to a sprained knee. As a sophomore, he started 12 of 13 games, finishing the year with 43 tackles, 4 for loss, 2.5 sacks, 1 interception, 4 pass deflections, and a fumble recovery. He earned All-SEC Academic honors. As a junior, he started all 13 games finishing with 36 tackles, 10 for loss, 4 sacks, 2 pass deflections, and 1 fumble recovery. His senior year, he started 12 of 13 games, recording career highs of 56 tackles, 12 for loss, 4 sacks, 5 pass deflections, 1 forced fumble, and 1 recovery. He earned 2nd team All-SEC honors that year. He was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Career Statistics

Year Team G GS Tack Ast Sack Int Yds TD FF FR
2010 ATL 16 15 32 8 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 ATL 15 15 26 4 3.0 1 1 1 0 1
2012 ATL 10 8 15 4 0.0 0 0 0 1 0
2013 ATL 15 15 46 17 5.0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 56 53 119 33 9.0 1 1 1 1 1

Other Stats

Special Teams: 2010: 1 tackle.

Transactions

Signed by Atlanta Falcons on June 8, 2010 ... Placed by Falcons on Reserve/Non-Football Injury List ... Activated by Falcons off the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list ... Re-signed by Falcons on March 4, 2014.

Contract details

Signed by Falcons to a four-year contract worth $2.557 million including a $767,000 signing bonus. He will have base salaries of: $310,000 (2010); $405,000 (2011); $490,000 (2012); and $575,000 (2013). His contract also includes a $738,000 escalator clause that could be due in the fourth year ... Signed a one-year deal in 2014 with a $1 million base salary.


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