Parents are Clarence and Faye Peterson of Cedar Valley, Utah ... P.E. major.
High School - Played his prep ball and wrestled at nearby Lehi High ... won four letteres as tackle.
As as heavyweight wrestler, he posted a 28-12 overall record (14 falls) and was third in WAC championships ... the following year he won WAC heavyweight title.
Prior to the start of the season, he was set to start at right tackle but suffered a serious head injury before the season started ... had operation and was able to recover successfully.
Behind Bill Rice at left tackle ... WAC heavyweight wrestling champ ... got two sacks against San Diego State ... sacked Utah's Pat Degnan for 10-yards ... 41 defensive points for the year.