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#72 Stephen Peterman Season 2024

Offensive Guard
Waveland, Miss.
High School
St. Stanislaus HS

(updated 2/6/04)

2003 First-Team All-America (,, Sporting News)
2003 First-Team All-SEC (AP,
2003 Second-Team All-SEC (Coaches)
2002 First-Team All-Southeastern Conference (AP, Coaches, Sporting News)

One of the nation’s top offensive linemen … Earned First-Team All-America honors this season from, and the Sporting News … Rated as the nation’s No. 1 offensive guard by the Sporting News during the preseason … Is the anchor on an LSU offensive line that is considered one of the best in the nation … Started all 14 games at right guard in 2003 after starting 25 games over the last two years at left guard … Big and strong player who plays with a great deal of intensity … Tough as nails competitor that is relentless … Is the heart of soul of LSU line … A throw-back player who thrives in the trenches … A converted tight end, who has also played on the defensive side of the football during his career with the Tigers … Blocks with equal effectiveness in on running or passing situations … For career, has played in 49 games with 29 starts … Saw action on 863 snaps and recorded a team-best 133 knockdowns and 24 pancakes … Allowed only one sack all year, that coming against Ole Miss … Called for 9 penalties … Has dominating game in win over Ole Miss with 19 knockdowns … Had 7 pancakes and 6 knockdowns vs. Arkansas and followed that with 4 pancakes and 10 knockdowns in SEC title game against Georgia … Is married to the former Colleen Scheyd, who gave birth to the couples first child (Stephen, Jr.) the week of LSU’s season-opener against Louisiana-Monroe.

The heart and soul of LSU’s offensive line … First Team All-SEC by both the AP and the SEC Coaches … Started 25 games at left guard over the last two years … Starter in all 13 games in 2002 … Saw action in 869 plays and allowed only one sack … Whistled for only one penalty all season long … Graded out at 80 percent or better in all but one game … Played a season-high 99 snaps and graded out at 85 percent vs. Texas in the Cotton Bowl.

Fierce lineman who started 12 of 13 games at left guard for the Tigers … Didn’t start, but played, vs. Ole Miss after suffering high ankle sprain vs. Miss. State the week before … Shared LSU Offensive player of the week honors twice – vs. Florida and vs. Arkansas … Moved to offensive line during fall camp and earned a starting position … Played on the defensive side of the ball (defensive end) in 2000.

Made an impact with the Tiger defense, seeing action in nine of the 12 games … Finished the year with eight tackles, three of which went for losses … Came to LSU as a tight end and made the transition to defensive end early during two-a-days in August … One of only four true freshmen on defense to play in better than half the games in 2000.

Rated the 18th best player in Mississippi according to Superprep … No. 1 rated tight end prospect in the state … First team All-State … Two-time All- istrict … Prepstar Dream Team Member … Caught 14 passes for 150 yards and one touchdown … Selected for Mississippi All-Star Game … His junior season he caught 23 passes for 236 yards and one touchdown … Also played basketball for a top 10 team in Mississippi … Led football team to 8-3 record … Clocked in the 40 at 4.8 in high school … Coached in high school by David Kenson.

Full name is Stephen Frederick Peterman … Nickname is Pete … Born on Jan. 11, 1982 in Gulfport, Miss. … Parents are Fred and Pearl Peterman … Has four sisters – Donna, Dana, Jan and Melanie … Majoring in general studies … Is married to the former Colleen Scheyd… Hobbies include fishing.

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