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Patrick De’mon Peterson was born on 11 July 1990, in Pompano Beach, Florida USA, and is a professional American Football player, best known for playing as a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Arizona Cardinals. He also played college football for Louisiana State University, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Patrick Peterson? As of late-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through success in professional football. He was an All-American during college, and is now considered one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. As he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will increase.
Patrick Peterson Net Worth $10 million
Patrick attended Blanche Ely High School, and played as a defensive back as well as a running back for the Mighty Tigers. Thanks to his performance in his senior year, he earned numerous All-American team selections and was also named the Defensive Player of the Year by USA Today. The selections also led him to play in the 2008 US Army All-American Bowl. While playing football, he also participated in the school’s track and field team. He was ranked highly by Rivals.com and ESPN which led him to be courted by numerous colleges; he initially committed to the University of Miami, but eventually decided to attend Louisiana State University.
Peterson played for the LSU Tigers football team from 2008 to 2010. During his freshman year, he was able to start the final four games of the season and totalled 41 tackles. The following year, he started to become one of the top defensive backs of the Conference, and was named the “Most Improved Player” by ESPN. He finished the season with 52 tackles, 43 of those solo, and was named to the 2009 Second-Team All-American and the 2009 First-Team All-SEC. During his junior year, he was on the radar for numerous awards including the Walter Camp Award, Chuck Bednarik Award, and the Nagurski Award. He also became a contender for the 2010 Heisman Trophy Award and would start playing as a returner. He continued to dominate in his position thanks to the added dimension of returns, and helped his team reach high rankings. He would become a unanimous first-team All-American and first-team All-SEC selection.
Patrick joined the 2011 NFL Draft and was selected as the fifth overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals, and this would be the start of his net worth increase. He performed well during his rookie season, starting all 16 games and tying the single-season record for punt return touchdowns with four; he was selected to the 2011 All-Pro First Team. He continued with starting all games of the 2012 season and performed well, such that he was selected for the 2012 Pro Bowl, as well as for the next two seasons, and in 2015 was given a five-year $70 million contract that boosted his net worth to a significant degree. Peterson helped the Cardinals reach a wild card spot before losing to the Carolina Panthers.
For his personal life, Patrick originally went by the last name “Johnson” but eventually changed it. He has been married to Antonique Larry since 2012. He is a relative of several NFL Players and his younger brother Avery also plays football. In 2015, Patrick revealed that he had type two diabetes but according to him it is under control.