Mr. Peterson graduated from University of Georgia receiving his BBA in Banking & Finance in 1993. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy for two years prior to that. At UGA he was the institution’s first Academic All-American since 1983 and also initiated into Sphinx, the University's highest honor. In April 1993 he was selected in the NFL draft and retired in 2006 after a 13 year NFL career. His NFL honors include being named the Seahawks NFL True Value Man of the Year in 1996 and he was one of only 34 players at his retirement in 2006 to have scored more than 1000 points. He played the majority of his career with the Seahawks, Chiefs, 49ers and Falcons and at retirement held two NFL records: most 40+ yard FGs in a season and he was the only player to make game winning FGs for five or more teams. He served six years on the NFLPA’s Board and in 2015 was recognized by Athletes in Action as their 10th male inductee into the AIA Hall of Faith joining the likes of Bart Starr, Anthony Munoz and Clark Hunt, the KC Chiefs' owner. Mr. Peterson serves as chairman of Pro Athletes Outreach, the Young Life Foundation, chairman emeritus of Seed Company, and also serves on the boards of The Gathering and Passion Conferences/Passion City Church. He is a corporate director of Mashburn and also Rose Rock. The Petersons make their home in North Atlanta and have two children.
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