1 Dontra Peters
1 Dontra Peters
Height: 5-11
Weight: 200
Year: Sr. (C)
Hometown: Annapolis, Md.
High School: St. Mary's
Position: CB
Major: Psychology

The son of Robert and Deneta Peters... born 8-5-90 in Annapolis, Md.


2012 Statistics
Competed in Texas vs the Nation All-Star Game... named to All-CAA Second Team… tied for third in CAA with four interceptions and has added eight pass breakups for No. 8 in league... leading Wildcats kick-returners with 26.8 yards/return (10 returns-268 yards)…earned CAA Defensive Player of Week award for second time this season after recording an interception and first career forced fumble, plus five tackles, in win at Rhode Island… ... named CAA Defensive Player of Week, CFPA Defensive Back Performer of Week Honorable Mention and College Sporting News National All-Star after snaring two interceptions, notching three tackles, including first career half-sack, in win over No. 8 Delaware... set career high with 13 tackles, including 10 solo, in loss at Old Dominion... completed three solo tackles in game against CCSU... recorded four tackles, three solo in Minnesota... in first career start at cornerback at Holy Cross, snared interception and made career-high five tackles -all solo; added 53 kick-return yards (long of 34) on two returns... named to Phil Steele's Preseason All-CAA Second Team at running back; listed as preseason No. 18 kick returner and No. 19 RB in nation... selected to CFPA Running Back and CFPA Kickoff Returner Award Watch List... named to College Sports Madness Preseason All-CAA Second Team at RB and Third Team as kick returner... elected as team co-captain

2011 Statistics

Played in 11 games, with 10 starts... rushed for team-leading 595 yards and added seven touchdowns on 117 attempts... averaged 5.1 yards/rush and team-leading 54.1 rushing yards/game (9th in CAA)... long rush was for 48 yards in Colonial Clash victory against UMass... added 27 receptions (4th on team) for 174 yards... averaged 6.4 yards/reception and 15.8 rec. yards/game with a long of 20 yards in win at Richmond... returned 31 kickoffs, tying school single-season record, for 764 yards (24.6 yards/return) with a long of 70 yards at Richmond... ranked second in CAA with 139.4 all-purpose yards/game... ranked third in CAA with 24.6 yards per kickoff return... carried 9 times for 32 yards with a 6-yd TD run in loss at Towson; also returned 4 kickoffs for 81 yards... carried 16 times for 87 yards and 2 TDs (3 yards, 9 yards) in win over James Madison... rushed 13 times for 92 yards and a 4-yard TD carry in win over Rhode Island; added 3 catches for 68 yards... carried 13 times for 92 yards and 2 TDs (5 yards, 1 yard) in Colonial Clash win vs UMass at Gillette Stadium; added 98 kick-return yards for 208 all-purpose yards to win Bill Knight Trophy as game's MVP and won CAA Special Teams Player of Week for second time in '11... registered 9 rushes for 30 yards and a 6-yard TD run in win over Villanova... chalked up season-high 104 rushing yards on 18 carries in win over Holy Cross... set career high with 56 receiving yards on career-high-matching four catches in win at Richmond; added career-high 70-yard kickoff return as part of 141 kick-return yards to win CAA Special Teams Player of Week... returned school single-game record seven kickoffs for season-high 157 kick-return yards in win at Lehigh... amassed 148 kick-return yards, including 57-yarder, in season-opening loss at Toledo... named to Phil Steele's Preseason All-CAA Second Team...  tabbed to CFPA D-I FCS Watch List... ran one time for six yards in spring Blue-White Game; also collected three receptions for 33 yards

2010 Statistics 
Named to All-CAA Third Team...Played in 12 games, rushing for team-leading 707 yards on 142 attempts...Scored 7 rushing TDs to lead team...Averaged 5.0 yards per carrry and 58.9 yards per game with a long rush of 60 yards...also made 11 receptions for 73 yards and 1 TD, averaging 6.1 yards rec. per game with a long of 27 yards...carried 3 times for 4 yards in NCAA D-I Quarterfinal loss at No. 5 Delaware...rushed 6 times for 19 yards and made career-high 27-yard reception in NCAA D-I first-round victory at No. 13 Bethune-Cookman...led team with 157 rushing yards on 12 carries in victory at No. 9 Villanova, scoring on a 51-yard rush; added 56 kick-return yards for game-high 213 all-purpose yards...carried 10 times for 11 yards and made 2 catches for 11 yards in loss to No. 4 William & Mary...carried 23 times for 98 yards and career-high-matching two touchdowns in victory over UMass in inaugural Colonial Clash at Gillette Stadium; scoring rushes were for 3 and 2 yards...had 11 rushes for 60 yards and a TD in victory at No. 6 James Madison; scored on 14-yard rush; added 2 receptions for 14 yards...rushed 9 times for 11 yards in Homecoming triumph over No. 11 Richmond; made 1 reception for 1 yard...chalked up 33 rushing yards in 12 carries in loss at Maine...gained 93 yards on 19 carries in win over Lehigh...ran 7 times for 9 yards, adding 1 reception, in loss at Rhode Island...ran for 15 yards on 11 carries in loss at Pittsburgh...rushed 19 times for career-high 197 yards and career-high 2 scores in season-opening win over Central Connecticut St.; registered career-best 60-yard rush; 197 rushing yards were the most recorded by CAA player in 2010.

2009 Statistics
Played in 12 games for the ‘Cats at slot back...rushed the ball 37 times for 204 yards and two touchdowns...posted 4.8 yards per carry, with a long carry of 26 yards...racked up a career-high 56 yards on seven carries against St. Francis (Sept. 5)

Began his UNH career as a defensive back in his redshirt season

Career Highs:
    Yards    197, vs CCSU, 2010
    Carries    19, 2x, last vs Lehigh, 2010
    Longest    60, vs CCSU, 2010
    TDs    2, 4x, last vs James Madison, 2011
    Yards    56, at Richmond, 2011
    Receptions    4, 2x, last vs James Madison, 2011
    Longest    27, at Bethune-Cookman, 2010
    Touchdowns    1, vs Lehigh, 2010
Kick Returns    Longest    70, at Richmond, 2011 (31 kick returns in 2011 tied for a school single-season record (Corey Graham, 2005))
Punt Returns    Longest    7, vs Dartmouth, 2009
    Solo    10, at Old Dominion, 2012
    Assist    3, at Old Dominion, 2012
    Total    13, at Old Dominion, 2012
Sacks        0.5, vs Delaware, 2012
Interceptions        2, vs Delaware, 2012
Fumbles Forced        1, at Rhode Island, 2012
Fumbles Rec.        n/a 

Before UNH
Captained the 2007 St. Mary’s High School squad... led the county in rushing with 1,346 yards on 134 carries and 19 touchdowns... averaged an amazing 9.3 yards per carry... caught 14 passes for a total of 213 receiving yards and two touchdowns... an honor roll student... selected to The All-Capital Gazette Team... a first-team MIAA pick... a first-team Baltimore All-Metropolitan player... an honorable mention all-state selection... lettered three times in football and twice in track and field

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