Shaun Peterson Jr.#12
Transferred from FIU following spring practice
2022: Appeared and started in 10 games in his first season playing outside linebacker…led the team in sacks with six, which ranks as the 10th-highest single-season total in FIU annals…posted a pair of critical strip sacks against Bryant (9/1) and Louisiana Tech (Oct. 28)…he also recovered both fumbles following the sacks, giving the Panthers critical momentum in both victories…logged 28 tackles (15 solo) including eight tackles for loss…added two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…registered a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and two tackles with one TFL vs Bryant (9/1)…rang up two tackles, one TFL, and a sack vs UConn (10/8)…posted three sacks, a fumble recovery and forced fumble at Charlotte (10/22)…tallied four tackles with a TFL and sack vs Middle Tennessee (11/26).
2021: Will shift to linebacker in 2022 after playing running back for the initial four seasons of his career at FIU… totaled 217 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 58 carries while averaging 3.7 yards per touch… also made three receptions for 22 yards… saw action in 10-of-11 games… posted 27 yards on five carries at Southern Mississippi (11/o27)… logged a season-high 10 carries for 39 yards at Middle Tennessee State (11/13)… scored on a three-yard scoring run vs. Western Kentucky (10/23)… tallied a season-best 40 yards on nine carries at Central Michigan (9/25)… totaled six carries for 16 yards vs. Texas State (9/11)… opened season with 36 yards and a touchdown on eight rush attempts vs. Long Island (9/2).
2020: Played in three games for the Panthers prior to suffering a season-ending injury... Earned 188 yards and two touchdowns in three games played... Best performance came against Middle Tennessee (10/10), as he rushed for 117 yards and two scores... Earned a career-long run of 63 yards against the Blue Raiders... Switched jersey number from No. 33 to No. 3 in the offseason.
2019: Played in all 13 games for the Panthers as a sophomore, with most action coming on special teams... Earned 32 yards on eight carries over the course of the year... Earned a season-high 14 yards against Charlotte (10/12).
2018: Appeared in two games at running back… Peterson recorded 11 carries for 41 yards during the season… Had a season-high 10 carries in a win against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (9/29).
PREP CAREER: Three-star recruit out of Nova HS… Ranked the 98th best outside linebacker in the country and the 213th best prospect in the state of Florida... Played linebacker and running back at Nova HS... Ran for 1,234 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior, ranking No. 3 in south Florida for rushing yardage... Ran for over 1,000 yards as a junior in Nova's triple option offense.
PERSONAL: Native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Sacks: 3 at Charlotte (10/22/22)
Tackles: 6 (2X) last vs. Florida Atlantic (11/12/22)
Fumble Recoveries: 1 (2X) last at Charlotte (10/22/22)
TFLs: 3.5 at Charlotte (10/22/22)
Rush Attempts: 15, vs. MTSU (10/10/20)
Rush Yards: 117, vs. MTSU (10/10/20)
Touchdowns: 2, vs. MTSU (10/10/20)
Long Run: 63 yards, vs. MTSU (10/10/20)