Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson was a star at LSU before being selected fifth overall by Arizona in the 2011 NFL Draft. Peterson is widely considered to be one of the greatest players in Tigers history, but the same will not be able to be said about his brother, Avery.
Per a report from Amos Morale III of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Avery, a rising sophomore, will transfer out of the program. Peterson took to Facebook and posted the following on his personal page:
“After so much thought and prayers and after talking to the people who I really trust I decided to move on and for fill my dreams and farther my education elsewhere this was really tough for me I didn’t want to leave LSU I love LSU Football I love Baton Rouge I love the people here in Baton Rouge this was really really tough it really breaks my heart but at the end of the day I have to do whats best for me and my future I would like to thank Coach Miles and Coach Wilson and rest of the coaching staff for giving me an opportunity to be a College Student Athlete at this beautiful university I would like to thank the loyal fans who stuck with me at till end and fans who always had my back and give me encouraging words to make me feel better wen I was down I would like to thank the kids who still looked up to me as a hero even though I wasn’t on the field making plays I cherished that I would also like to thank the academic stuff for always making sure I was doing the right things and always keeping me in line I know it will all pay off one day but this isn’t it for me God has other plans for me and it’s time for me to seek them again I will miss this place I’m thankful for the opportunity again I love LSU and I’ll always have a spot for this great university in my heart and I’ll always be a Tiger God Bless and GEAUX TIGERS!!!”
Peterson sat out 2013 with an injury and appeared in one game last season, against New Mexico State. He has not given any indication as to where he will transfer, but Campus Sports will update his transfer process as it progresses.
LSU opens the 2015 season at home against the Southland Conference’s McNeese State Cowboys.
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