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Charlie Peterson Athlete Profile

#17 Charlie Peterson

Charlie Peterson
Position: Quarterback Height: 6-1 Weight: 198 Roster Years: 1995 | 1998-2001 Hometown: South Jordan, UT Last School: Bingham High School


Born in San Jose, Calif...parents are Thomas and Catherine...served an LDS mission in Suva, Fiji (1996-98)...recruited by Arizona State, Indiana, Vanderbilt and Texas A&M.

Before BYU

USA Today Prep Player of the Year for 1994-95 season... awarded All-Around Athlete Award at Bingham High School (South Jordan, Utah)...A three-year letterman in football and basketball... lettered twice in baseball...selected as the team captain as a senior... named all-state and all-region...led team to a No. 1 ranking for six straight weeks during the season.


Year     Gms   Cmp   Att   Int   Pct.   Lng   Yds   TD   YPG
1999 2 4 7 1 .571 24 50 0 16.7
2000 8 149 260 5 .573 48 1617 6 202.1
Totals 10 153 267 6 .573 48 1667 6 166.7

1998 | Freshman Year

Lettered as a redshirt freshman...saw limited game action at quarterback...participated as a member of the practice squad.

1999 | Sophomore Year

Participated in spring drills...led the BYU spring roster with 422 yards passing, connecting on 28-of-45 attempts...averaged 15.1 yards per pass completion...recorded four touchdown strikes during three scrimmages, including two during the Blue/White game...led the white squad to a 28-0 victory over the blue team with 209 yards passing on 13-of-24 attempts, including a long of 38 yards to Mike Nielson...played in two regular-season games as a sophomore...rushed one time for six yards in a game against Utah State...completed 4-of-7 passes for 50 yards and ran three times for eight yards in the Motor City Bowl.

2000 | Junior Year

Completed 18-of-30 attempts, with only one interception, for 250 yards and one touchdown as the starting quarterback for the Blue squad in the Blue-White spring scrimmage ... saw limited action against Florida State, completing six-of-18 attempts for 88 yards ... earned first career start against Mississippi State, completing 27-of-50 attempts for 268 yards and two touchdowns ... became the Cougars' regular starter against Utah State, leading BYU to a 2-2 record in four starts before being sidelined with a slow-healing ankle and shoulder injury ... completed a game-high 24-of-37 (.649) attempts for a career high 324 yards and one touchdown against Utah State ... guided BYU on six scoring drives against the Aggies, including a touchdown-scoring drive in the third quarter that covered 90 yards on 16 plays and took nearly eight minutes off the clock ... drove BYU on a no-huddle, three-play, 69-yard touchdown-scoring drive to end the first half (vs. Utah State) ... recorded second straight 300-yard performance (vs. San Diego State), connecting on 34-of-58 for 376 yards and one touchdown ... recorded a stretch of 164 pass attempts without an interception, passing Jim McMahon for the longest streak without an interception in BYU history ... ranked second in the MWC with five 200-yard and two 300-yard games.

2001 | Senior Year

Played in 9-of-13 regular-season games for the Cougars...credited with 21 carries for 61 yards and one touchdown...credited with 48 completions on 67 pass attempts for 632 yards, five touchdowns and only one interception...tallied a season-high 284 yards passing against Hawai'i...chalked up 149 yards passing against Nevada, including a 53-yard completion...posted 112 yards passing at San Diego State, including a 68-yard touchdown strike to Toby Christensen for a touchdown.