Andrus Peat

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Andrus Peat
No. 75 – New Orleans Saints
Position: Guard
Personal information
Born: (1993-11-04) November 4, 1993 (age 24)
Mesa, Arizona
Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight: 316 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: Tempe (AZ) Corona del Sol
College: Stanford
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Games played: 42
Games started: 37
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Andrus Jamerson Peat (born November 4, 1993) is an American football guard for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Stanford. As a high school senior, he was considered the best college football recruit by Sporting News.[1] He committed to Stanford on February 1, 2012.

High school career[edit]

Peat attended Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Arizona, where he was a letterman in football, basketball and track. In basketball, he played as a center, leading his basketball team to win the Division 1 state championship as a senior.[2] In track & field, Peat competed as a shot putter and discus thrower.[3]

By May 2011, Peat received 38 scholarship offers from college football teams.[2] As of December 2011, Scout.com ranks him as a five-star recruit and the second-best offensive tackle in his class,[4] Rivals.com rates him as a five-star recruit and the third-best offensive tackle in his class,[5] and ESPN grades him out at 83 overall and the 16th-best player in his class.[6] He was considered the best recruit in his class by Sporting News.[1] He committed to Stanford on February 1, 2012. He was offered scholarships from Nebraska, Florida State, USC, Arizona, UCLA, Colorado, LSU, North Carolina, Oregon State, Clemson, Washington, Kansas, Tennessee, Auburn, Arkansas, Arizona State, Florida, Notre Dame, Michigan, Texas, Alabama, Miami, and Oregon.[7]

College career[edit]

As a freshman, Peat played in 13 games and averaged 20 snaps per game.[8] He started all 14 games as a sophomore in 2013. As a junior in 2014, he won the Morris Trophy and was named an All-American.[9]

After his junior season, Peat entered the 2015 NFL Draft.[10]

Professional career[edit]

At the 2015 NFL Combine, commentator Mike Mayock appraised Peat's 40-yard dash, "He's got dancing feet with that lower body, it's unbelievable. Look at that body. Look at that bubble butt."[11] On April 30, 2015, Peat was selected with the 13th pick by the New Orleans Saints in the 2015 NFL draft.[12]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 6 78 in
(2.00 m)
313 lb
(142 kg)
34 38 in
(0.87 m)
10 58 in
(0.27 m)
5.18 s 1.81 s 2.98 s 4.62 s 8.01 s 31 in
(0.79 m)
8 ft 9 in
(2.67 m)
All values from NFL Combine

On May 21, 2015, he reached an agreement with the Saints on a four-year, $11.39 million contract. It also included a $6.54 million signing bonus and is fully guaranteed.[13] He began the 2015 season as a backup offensive guard. On September 20, 2015, he received his first career start at left guard in a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During a week 6 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons, Peat suffered a leg injury that would force him out of action for the next 3 games. He finished his rookie campaign with 8 starts and played in 12 games. Throughout the season he split starts with offensive guard Tim Lelito.

Peat began the 2016 season as the starting left guard but started Weeks 3 and 4 at left tackle after Terron Armstead suffered a knee injury.[14]

In 2017, Peat started 14 games at left guard for the Saints. In the wild card round of the playoffs, Peat was carted off with an air cast on his left leg. He was diagnosed with a broken fibula and a high ankle sprain and was placed on injured reserve on January 10, 2018.[15]

On April 13, 2018, the Saints picked up the fifth-year option on Peat's contract.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Peat is the son of former offensive guard Todd Peat, who played for nine seasons in the National Football League for the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals and Los Angeles Raiders. His older brother, Todd, Jr., is a former defensive tackle for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. [1] His younger brother, Cassius Peat, is a defensive end for the Arizona State Sun Devils. He has 6 siblings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c McLaughlin, Brian (2011). "Athletic bloodlines run deep for this big tackle". Sporting News (2012 Recruiting Guide): 52–53. 
  2. ^ a b Newberg, Jamie (May 25, 2011). "Andrus Peat just next in line". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  3. ^ https://www.trackingfootball.com/players/andrus-peat-9014/
  4. ^ "Andrus Peat Profile". Scout.com. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  5. ^ "Andrus Peat". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  6. ^ "Andrus Peat". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  7. ^ "Andrus Peat announces for Stanford". ESPN.com. February 1, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  8. ^ http://www.gostanford.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=208167697&DB_OEM_ID=30600
  9. ^ Peat and Orchard Named 35th Morris Trophy Winners
  10. ^ Andrus Peat declares for draft
  11. ^ Mayock, Mike. "Andrus Peat "Look at that Bubble Butt" (VIDEO)". YouTube. NFL Network. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  12. ^ "New Orleans Saints pick Stanford OT Andrus Peat in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft". NewOrleansSaints.com. April 30, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015. 
  13. ^ "New Orleans Saints agree to terms with top pick Andrus Peat on four-year contract". NewOrleansSaints.com. May 21, 2015. Retrieved May 21, 2015. 
  14. ^ "NFL Player Profile:Andrus Peat". NFL.com. Retrieved October 13, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Saints placing guard Andrus Peat on injured reserve: source". NOLA.com. January 10, 2018. 
  16. ^ "Saints pick up Andrus Peat's 5th-year option on rookie contract". NOLA.com. April 13, 2018. 

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