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Place of birth:  Canton, Ohio
Weight  129 kg
College:  Ohio State
Career start  2002

Name  Kenny Peterson
Education  Ohio State University
Height  1.91 m
Position  Defensive end
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Date of birth:  (1978-11-21) November 21, 1978 (age 37)
NFL draft:  2003 / Round: 3 / Pick: 79
Role  American football defensive end
Number  97 (Denver Broncos / Defensive end)

Kenny Peterson


James Kenneth Peterson (born November 21, 1978) is a former American football defensive end. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State.

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Early years

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Peterson played high school football at McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio, where he was a teammate of former Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels' brother Ben McDaniels. While there he helped his team win the Ohio Division I title in 1997. During his senior year, he was honored as an All-American after posting 101 tackles and 15 sacks. Peterson was also a star basketball player achieving all-city selection as a senior.

College career

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Peterson played college football at Ohio State. During his senior season, he was honored with second-team All-Big Ten Conference and helped his team win the BCS National Championship Game. He finished his college career with 84 tackles, 12 sacks, one interception, and three forced fumbles.

Green Bay Packers

Peterson was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He spent three seasons in Green Bay recording only three sacks. He was released by the Packers on September 2, 2006.

Denver Broncos

On October 11, 2006 Peterson signed with the Denver Broncos. He was suspended for the first four games of the 2007 season for violating the NFL's steroid policy. During 2007 the Broncos released him twice but decided to re-sign him each time. On March 4, 2009, Peterson re-signed with the Broncos on a three-year contract. He was cut once again on March 10, 2010.

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