Mike Peterson's coaching career didn't begin this fall. It's his first year as an undergraduate student assistant at Florida, but his time spent as a coach actually started in 2012. For the first year in a long time, Peterson wasn't a contributor. He found himself on the sidelines with the Atlanta Falcons, working more as a mentor. That's the exact role he'll serve for the Gators this fall.
August 13, 2013
The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed veteran linebacker Mike Peterson to address their need for depth. The 6-foot-1, 226-pounder played in all but one game of the Falcons, starting five games before being placed on injured reserve with a triceps injury that needed surgery to repair hte damage. Peterson, 36, recorded 27 tackles with one interception and two pass deflections.
July 22, 2012
The Falcons' rebuilt defense is still a work in progress. Atlanta is attempting to replace five starters, so things were expected to be bumpy at the outset. "There are going to be some growing pains," coach Mike Smith said. "There are a lot of new pieces on the defensive side of the ball."
August 17, 2009