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Paul Peterson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ephraim, UT

Last College:
Snow College

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
QB

2004 Season
Finished his career 12-2 as BC's starting quarterback and was the first QB in Boston College football history to begin his career 6-0... two-time Big East Offensive Player of the Week... completed 12 of 23 passes for 135 yards, one touchdown, and one interception as the starting quarterback at Ball State...also rushed five times for 49 yards, a long of 30...completed 23 of 31 yards for 199 yards and three touchdowns vs. Penn State...his 23 completions established a new career high...also rushed seven times for 12 yards...improved to 5-0 as the Eagles' starting quarterback...completed 14 of 23 passes for 193 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception vs. Connecticut...also rushed ten times for 25 yards...improved to 6-0 as the Eagles' starting quarterback...no other QB in BC football history has gone 6-0 as a starter...named BIG EAST Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Connecticut...complete 21 of 38 yards for 269 yards, one touchdown, and one interception at Wake Forest...his 269 passing yards established a new career high...carried the ball seven times for six yards, a long of 20...moved into the top-20 for BC all-time passing yards with 1,920...completed 16 of 30 passes for 239 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions vs. Massachusetts...also rushed seven times for 24 yards...completed 32 of 53 passes, both career highs, for 367 yards and two touchdowns at Pittsburgh...completed 27 of 41 passes for a career-high 383 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions vs. Notre Dame...threw for 297 yards and both touchdowns in the second half...also ran seven times for 36 yards, including a long of 25 yards...earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week for his performance at Notre Dame...completed 22 of 38 passes for 296 yards and one touchdown and two interceptions vs. Rutgers...completed 18 of 30 passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns at West Virginia...completed 12 of 15 passes for 115 yards and one touchdown, carried the ball three times for 11 yards at Temple before leaving the game late in the second quarter with a fractured second metacarpal in his right (throwing) hand...missed the Syracuse game, then came back to complete 24 of 33 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns in BC's 37-24 win over North Carolina in the Continental Tire Bowl...exited that game in the second half with a broken leg but still earned game MVP honors; his wife, Megan, picked up his trophy on the field after the game.

2003 Season
Came on strong at the end of the season to win the starting QB job and lead the Eagles to wins in each of their last three games... completed 22 of 41 passes for 231 yards, three touchdowns, three interceptions vs. West Virginia in personal-best quarterbacking appearance of season...took over for Quinton Porter at QB after Porter exited in the first quarter with an injured right hand...had six carries for 52 yards, a long of 22...handled the signal-calling duties in his first career start for Boston College, completed 17 of 26 passes for 244 yards, two touchdowns, a long of 48 yards in BC's win at Rutgers...completed 15 of 28 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns in BC's 34-27 upset of 12th-ranked Virginia Tech including a game-winning and career-long 64-yard strike to Grant Adams...completed 16-of-25 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Eagles to a 35-21 win over Colorado State in the Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl, upstaging CSU's more heralded QB, Bradlee Van Pelt (14-of-25, 163 yards, three interceptions)...battled with Porter in preseason for the starting QB job, which ultimately went to Porter for the season opener...turned heads in BC's second preseason scrimmage when he completed 20 of 26 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns...inserted in the first series of the second quarter vs. Wake Forest, Peterson led BC on a three-play scoring drive that culminated with the first TD pass of his Eagles career, a 16-yard throw to tight end Sean Ryan...completed four of five passes for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Wake Forest game...had one incomplete pass and sacked for a nine-yard loss vs. Penn State...completed one of two passes for a loss of five yards at Connecticut...completed two of eight passes for 33 yards and one interception vs. Miami...completed five of five passes for 78 yards vs. Ball State...completed two of three passes for 42 yards, rushed four times for 21 yards at Temple...three passing attempts vs. Syracuse.

Junior College
Earned 2002 J.C. Grid-Wire All-America honors as a quarterback at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah...gained 2002 All-Western States Football League first team honors after leading Snow to an 8-2 record...threw for 2,982 yards and 35 touchdowns in 10 games in 2002; led all NJCAA quarterbacks in both categories...completed 63.3 percent of his pass attempts in 2002; also rushed for four touchdowns...concluded his two-year career at Snow with 5,500 passing yards and 55 TD passes...served as captain in both 2001 and 2002 for head coach Jeff Kilts.

High School
Earned All-State honors as both a junior and senior at Bingham High School...holds the school's single-season record and career record for passing yardage; threw for 2,011 yards in 1997 and 3,900 yards in his career...totaled 38 touchdown passes at Bingham, including 20 in his final season...played for head coach Sonny Sudbury...also played baseball and basketball.

Personal
Paul Peterson, born July 29, 1980...enrolled in the Carroll School of Management...was born in Allentown, Pa....served a two-year Mormon mission in Nicaragua (August 1999-July 2001)...is fluent in Spanish...Paul is the seventh of Catherine and Thomas Peterson's 10 children; his older brother Charlie is a former BYU quarterback...recently married, his wife, Meghan, has relocated to Boston with Paul.

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