#17 Blair Peterson
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 210
Year: Sophomore
City/State: San Antonio, TX
High School: Churchill H.S.

Second-year quarterback who is competing for starting position ... has good size and arm strength ... transfer from the University of New Mexico prior to 2008 season ... left-handed quarterback who did not play at UNM ... served a two-year mission in Argentina for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ... outstanding student ... completed 16 of 26 passes for 185 yards in 2009 Spring Game.

2008 Season: Appeared in six games as Tigers’ backup quarterback ... completed four of seven passes for 27 yards with one interception ... saw first action in Tigers’ season opener at Navy ... completed two of four passes for 19 yards at Richmond ... saw fourth quarter action at Coastal Carolina and threw one incomplete pass ... also made late appearance against Northeastern ... completed two of two passes for eight yards and ran for six yards at New Hampshire ... saw action against William & Mary and was sacked for a 13-yard loss.

At Churchill High School: Honorable mention all-district pick as a senior ... completed 116 of 215 passes for 1,425 yards and 11 touchdowns ... also ran for three TD’s ... played in 2004 Southwest Texas All-Star Game.

Personal: Has five brothers and sisters ... lists parents as the people he admires the most ... career goal is to become a football coach ... former Boy Scout who attained rank of Eagle Scout ... enjoys eating Mexican food ... favorite athletes are Dan Marino and Colt McCoy ... father is former head football coach at Frostburg State ... father is currently an NFL scout with the Carolina Panthers ... mother manages a pool and teaches piano lessons ... son of John and Wendy Peterson ... born on November 7, 1985 in Bemidji, Minn.

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