Tampa Bay High School Football Combine Spotlight: Donald Peterson

This year marks the 10th Annual Tampa Bay High School Football Combine, presented by the Tampa Bay Sports Commission.  With so many exceptional student-athletes in attendance, we'd like to provide the opportunity to get to know the players a little before they hit the field at this year's combine.


Donald Peterson, 5'9", 195lbs.

Class of 2015, Runningback, King High School, FL


Q: "What do you think distinguishes you from every other player in the nation?"

A: "I'm coachable and I take no days off"

Q: "What do you hope to gain out of your participation in the Tampa Bay High School Football Combine?"

A: "College exposure"

Q: "What are your strengths?  What do you need to improve on?"

A: "Some of my strengths are foot work, catching, and blocking.  What I need to work on is speed."

Q: "What extracurricular or community involvement activities do you participate in?  What are your hobbies outside of football?"

A: "I don't really have any hobbies.  If I'm not at practice, I'm working out."

Q: "Which player, if any, do you model your game after or often get compared to by your teammates on the field?"

A: "Adrian Peterson"

Q: "How have you evolved over the years as a player?"

A: "My vision got better and my knowledge of the game"

Q: "What is your proudest moment in football?"

A: "Making Varsity as a freshman"

Q: "What is your proudest moment off the field?"

A: "My report card"

Q: "What celebrity would play you in the movie version of your life and why?"

A: "James Wilder, Jr., because everything about him just describes me"

Q: "What TV show marathon will keep you on the couch all day?"

A: "There's none because I do not like being on the couch all day"

Q: "Who/what has been the biggest influence on football in your life?  How so?"

A: "My grandmother--she believed in me."

Q: "What is your favorite movie?"

A: "Malcolm X"

Q: "Who is your favorite NFL team?"

A: "The San Francisco 49ers"

Q: "What is your favorite web site?"

A: "ESPN.com"

Q: "What is your favorite food?"

A: "Pancake sausages"

Q: "What are your statistics from your previous season?"

A: "50 tackles, 4 sacks, and 1 fumble recovery"