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Former Gator Mike Peterson joins Gators strength coaching staff



Former Florida All-American Mike Peterson has joined the Gators coaching staff full-time with the strength and conditioning staff.

Peterson, who played 14 years in the NFL, served as an undergraduate student assistant this past season. He graduated in December.

"Jeremy (Foley, athletic director) has been great to all of our former players to be able to come back, finish school, and he's one of those guys, got his degree in December," Florida coach Will Muschamp said.  "We looked around in the coaching ranks, and we had an opportunity in the weight room, and to be able to hire a guy like that, former Gator, knows how it's going to be done the right way. That's invaluable for our players. So great to have him on staff."

Peterson was a first-team All-American and first-team All-SEC selection at linebacker in 1998. He led the nationally-ranked Gators defense in tackles with 127, which was second in the SEC in 1998.


[Last modified: Thursday, February 6, 2014 10:02am]


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