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Friday Headlines: Corey Peters Edition

The 12-year NFL vet is hanging it up.

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Before his NFL days, Corey Peters was a highly productive college player for Kentucky. He was Second Team All-SEC as a senior, recording four sacks and 12 tackles for loss. Peters was a unique force on the defensive line with the ability to disrupt the quarterback and wreck the opponent’s running game, but also knock down passes at the line of scrimmage.

Peters was part of a bowl game his sophomore, junior and senior seasons where he helped the Wildcats to a 2-1 record over that span. Kentucky beat Florida State in 2007 and East Carolina in 2008 but lost to Clemson in 2009.

Now, after 12 NFL seasons, the former Kentucky Wildcat is retiring. Peters was drafted in the third round by the Atlanta Falcons and played five seasons with the team before leaving in free agency to join the Arizona Cardinals. He spent six seasons in Arizona before joining the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad last year. Peters made the official roster in October and appeared in nine games but has decided to call it a career.

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