peterson john

John Peterson

 

  • 2-time first-team All-American at Pittsburg State University
  • Named to the school’s 100th anniversary football team in 2003
Peterson, John
Inducted 2002

Born: August 7, 1945 - Wichita, Kansas

Died: March 6, 2010 - Bentonville, Arkansas

Graduated: Clearwater (KS) High School, 1964; Pittsburg State University, 1968

Overview

A two-time first-team All-American at Pittsburg State University, John Robert Peterson was one of the best linemen ever at the school.

Highlights

Peterson came to Pittsburg State from Clearwater High School in 1964 and was a three-time All-Central States Intercollegiate Conference selection on the defensive line. He was named honorable mention All-American in 1965 and first-team All-American selection both as a junior in 1966 and a senior in 1967.

Honors

Peterson, who became a dentist, was inducted into the Pittsburg State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991 and named to the school’s 100th anniversary football team in 2003.