Parents are Clarence and Faye Peterson of Cedar Valley, Utah ... P.E. major.
High School - Played his prep ball and wrestled at nearby Lehi High ... won four letteres as tackle.
1974 | Freshman Year
As as heavyweight wrestler, he posted a 28-12 overall record (14 falls) and was third in WAC championships ... the following year he won WAC heavyweight title.
1975 | Sophomore Year
Prior to the start of the season, he was set to start at right tackle but suffered a serious head injury before the season started ... had operation and was able to recover successfully.
1976 | Junior Year
Behind Bill Rice at left tackle ... WAC heavyweight wrestling champ ... got two sacks against San Diego State ... sacked Utah's Pat Degnan for 10-yards ... 41 defensive points for the year.