Heisman Watch: Week 1

Patrick Peterson
Text: Cory McCartney, SI.com
Photo: Al Tielemans/SI


Patrick Peterson


Last Week: Four punt returns, 157 yards, one TD; three kick returns, 100 yards; five tackles, 1/2 tackle for loss in a 30-24 win over North Carolina

He hasn't returned kicks since high school, but Peterson showed little rust. He recorded 244 of his 257 combined return yards in the first half, including an 87-yard punt return for a touchdown. He was facing a UNC special teams group depleted by suspensions, but he clearly helped his Heisman candidacy, eliciting more than a few comparisons to Charles Woodson from those in the press box.

Next Up: Saturday at Vanderbilt

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