March 4, 2014

Ex-Albright football player signs deal to play in Germany

Drew Peterson
"From The Intelligencer."
By Dan Dunkin Staff writer
When Drew Peterson graduated from Harry S. Truman High School in 2010, his football career, which began at age 5, was about to get a major second wind.

The Bristol native became a standout free safety at Albright College (Reading), and recently he went pro.

The 6-foot-3, 192-pound Peterson signed with the Hamburg Huskies in an American-style pro football league in Germany. He was also a first-round selection in the American Indoor Football League draft, and was set to report to the Lehigh Steel Hawks next week until the more enticing German offer came along.

“I just figured it would be a much cooler opportunity to be able to travel overseas,” Peterson said. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Peterson, an all-Suburban One League defensive back at Truman, further excelled as a free safety at Albright, a Division III college, and also returned punts and kickoffs. This year he became Albright’s first-ever unanimous all-American selection. Among his all-American honors were: Associated Press Little all-America (which honors D-III, D-II and NAIA players), first-team American Football Coaches Association, second-team, and Beyond Sports Network. He was Albright’s first little all-America selection since 1998.

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