USAToday on Peterman
Stephen Peterman, OG, Louisiana State
Height: 6:03.6 Weight: 312
Overview: Stephen was the anchor on an LSU offensive line that returned four starters in 2003...He moved to right guard during the spring and will played there in 2003 after starting 25 games over the previous two seasons at left guard...He is a big and strong player who plays with a great deal of intensity...Tough as nails competitor who is relentless, he was called the "the heart and soul of the LSU line" by the team's coaching staff...A throwback player who thrives in the trenches, he is a converted tight end, who has also played on the defensive side of the football during his career with the Tigers...He blocks with equal effectiveness on running or passing situations...Appeared in 48 games for the Tigers, starting 35 times.
Analysis: Positives...Has a barrel chest and thick, muscular arms...Has adequate initial quickness to gain position coming off the snap...Powerful drive blocker that will strike with good force and pop...Mauler-type for the ground game who can get low to base block and root out the defensive tackle...Plays with an aggressive nature, showing a very physical hand jolt on the short pull to take defenders down...Can easily anchor vs. the defensive tackle and looks to help when uncovered...Can strike and get movement on a defender in his initial burst...Uses his hands with great efficiency to get under the defender, locking on with force to sustain...Will not hesitate to use "any means possible" (cheap shots) to take down his man...Has the anchor and wide leg base needed to defeat stunts and the bull rush...Very hard worker in the weight room who leads by example.
Negatives...Needs to be monitored, as he tends to get overweight (his large mid-section prevents him from generating lateral agility)...Loses balance and does not sustain well when asked to block on the move (much better at the line of scrimmage)...Has limited body control working in space (frequently on the ground in attempts to get to the second level)...Has limited lateral slide ability, which causes him to get beaten by defenders coming off the edge...Borderline student who needs to be pushed...Looks a step too slow when asked to pull on sweeps, but stays low in his pads and compensates with a very punishing hand punch...While he generally gets away with his over-aggressiveness, his tactics have resulted in costly penalties (nine in 2003).
Agility tests: 5.38 in the 40-yard dash...405-pound bench press...550-pound squat...275-pound power clean...21-inch vertical jump...7'5" broad jump...32 -inch arm length...10-inch hands... Right-handed...15/27 Wonderlic score.
High school: Attended St. Stanislaus (Bay St. Louis, Ms.) High, playing football for coach Dave Keneson...Rated the 18th best player in Mississippi according to Super Prep...First-team All-State, two-time All-District and Prep Star Dream Team member...Caught 14 passes for 150 yards and one touchdown and rated the best tight end in the state as a senior...Was selected for the Mississippi All-Star Game...In his junior season, he caught 23 passes for 236 yards and one touchdown...Also played basketball.
Personal: General Studies major...One of five children (four sisters) of Pearl and Fred Peterman...Married to the former Colleen Scheyd...The couple had their first child, Stephen Frederick Jr., on 8/26/03, the week before the season-opener against Louisiana-Monroe...Born Stephen Frederick Peterman on 1/11/82 in Gulfport, Mississippi.
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