Mike Peterson goes into Florida’s Hall of Fame on Friday

Mike Peterson (53) chases down a play. (Phil Skinner / pskinner@ajc.com)

Mike Peterson (53) chases down a play. (Phil Skinner / pskinner@ajc.com)

BIRDLAND — Falcons linebacker Mike Peterson, a 12-year NFL veteran, will be inducted into the University of Florida’s Athletic Hall of Fame in a banquet on Friday in the Holloway Touchdown Terrace at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Peterson played at Florida from 1995 to 1998 and was a member of the school’s  1996 National Championship team. He was also on the Gators’ 1995 and 1996 SEC championship teams.

He started his NFL career with the Indianapolis  Colts and played there from 1999 to 2002. He played for Jacksonville from 2003 to 2008. Peterson has played the last two seasons with the Falcons.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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2 comments Add your comment

atl sports master

April 7th, 2011
5:35 pm

I think the falcons should just add on to the G-Dome and invest in better players to build revenue so that we can host bigger events and attract better player because the city is full of life and things to do .

joewhite

April 7th, 2011
7:12 pm

congrats mike and lets have a wonderful year again go falcons