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DOM PETERSON

29 Th11 2021 | 09:39

Chuck Bednarik Award Preseason Watch List (2020)
Bronko Nagurski Trophy Preseason Watch List (2020)
Outland Trophy Preseason Watch List (2020)
All-Mountain West Second Team (2020)

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JUNIOR (2020) – Named to preseason watch lists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Outland Trophy … Voted to the All-Mountain West Second Team … Led the team with 4.5 sacks while also making 7.0 tackles-for-loss among his 27 tackles over eight games … Recorded a sack and 1.5 tackles-for-loss among his five tackles at UNLV (Oct. 31) … Made eight tackles, including a sack, against New Mexico (Nov. 14) … Finished with two sacks and 3.0 TFL against San Diegoi State (Nov. 21).

SOPHOMORE (2019) – Had a monster season as a sophomore for the Wolf Pack, being named first team All-Mountain West as a defensive end … Earned the team’s Outstanding Defensive Player award … Played in 12 games with 40 total tackles … Led Nevada with 15.0 tackles for loss and 9.0 sacks, both of which ranked second in the conference … Recorded at least one TFL in all but one game … Best game of the season came against New Mexico where he finished with four solo tackles, three TFLs and two sacks … Finished the season with two forced fumbles … Tallied a season-high nine tackles against UTEP … 23 of his tackles on the year were solo.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2018) – Started his first-career game with the Wolf Pack against Oregon State, starting in 10 total and appearing in 13 during the season … Recorded 44 tackles on the season with 24 of them being solo … Finished the season with 3.0 sacks, with 1.5 coming against Colorado State … Registered 10.5 tackles for loss on the season for 29 yards … Part of a defensive line that ranked 12th in the FBS with 7.8 TFLs per game during the regular season … Had a season-high five tackles in Nevada’s win at Air Force … Made five tackles in the 2018 Arizona Bowl victory, including half a sack and 2.5 TFL.

FRESHMAN (2017) – Redshirted in his true freshman season.

HIGH SCHOOL – Graduated and played at Narbonne High School in Harbor City, Calif. … Part of a team that won three consecutive Division IAA state championships … Received a three-star composite ranking from 247Sports … Was named the Daily Breeze Player of the Year … As a senior, recorded 107 tackles, including 28 for loss, and 17 sacks.

PERSONAL – Son of Dione Turpeau and Darwin Peterson … Has one younger sister, Destiny … His father, Darwin, played college football for Arkansas-Pine Bluff and received a tryout with the Dallas Cowboys … Majoring in human development and family studies … Chose Nevada because he is underrated and has a chip on his shoulder … Also recruited by Syracuse, West Liberty and Sacramento State … Lists Aaron Donald as his sports hero … Enjoys playing basketball, video games and paintball in his free time.