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Floyd Peters

Born: May 21, 1936

Death: Aug 18, 2008

Birthplace: Council Bluffs

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Floyd Peters

Date of Birth : May 21, 1936
Date of Death : Aug 18, 2008
Birth Place : Council Bluffs

Floyd Charles Peters was an American football defensive tackle in the National Football League and went to three Pro Bowls during his 13 year career. He played college football at San Francisco State University and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1958 NFL Draft. Later, Peters was an assistant coach for various teams. He was defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings from 1986 to 1990 where his defenses ranked number 1 in the NFL in '88 and '89, and of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1991 to 1994. During this time his nickname was 'Sgt. Rock.' He was also well known in Tampa Bay for wearing bright orange pants to practice. Peters has four sons and a wife, Nancy.


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