Otha Peters

School:  Louisiana-Lafayette (Transfer Arkansas)
College Experience: Senior
Height/Weight: 6’1″ / 230
All-Star Invite: N/A
Compares Too: Lavonte David
Twitter: @otha_peters



3-CONE ::


• 2016 Second-Team Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference
• 2015 Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt
• 2012 SEC All-Freshman Team

2015 (Junior): Third-leading tackler for the Ragin’ Cajuns, recording 68 stops (41 solo) and six tackles for loss … named Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt Conference … added one pass breakup and two quarterback hurries … started in all 12 games at linebacker posting six or more tackles in six games … posted double-digit stops in nationally-televised games at Arkansas State (10/20) and South Alabama (11/12) … made a career-high 13 tackles with a pass breakup at South Alabama … recorded 11 tackles, with one stop for loss at Arkansas State … registered seven tackles at Georgia State (11/7) … recorded six tackles in games against ULM (10/31), New Mexico State (11/21) and Appalachian State (11/28) … made his Ragin’ Cajuns debut with four stops at Kentucky (9/5) … added four stops in the SBC opener against Texas State (10/10) … had a season-high two tackles for loss against NM State.

2014: Sat out the season in order to fulfill the NCAA Transfer Rule.

2013 (Sophomore – at Arkansas): Saw action in seven games, registering nine tackles and two pass breakups … contributed one tackle to Arkansas’ 24-3 victory vs. Southern Miss … at Rutgers, recorded two tackles and two pass breakups … to open conference play the following week, made two tackles vs. No. 10 Texas A&M … recorded a season-high three tackles vs. No. 14 South Carolina … at No. 1 Alabama, made one tackle … ended the season with appearances vs. No. 8 Auburn and at No. 15 LSU

2012 (Freshman – at Arkansas): Appeared in 10 games and started the final three games of his true freshman campaign … named to the SEC All-Freshman Team after recording 32 tackles, 0.5 for loss with 0.5 sack, and two quarterback hurries … made a career-high eight tackles and added one quarterback hurry in the first start of his career at No. 12 South Carolina … matched that same stat line the next week with eight tackles and one quarterback hurry at Mississippi State … saw action in the season-opening 49-24 win vs. Jacksonville State and vs. No. 1 Alabama before making his first collegiate tackle vs. Rutgers … made five tackles in a 24-7 victory at Auburn and recorded four tackles vs. Ole Miss … registered four tackles, 0.5 sack for a loss of three yards, in the 19-15 win vs. Tulsa … in the season’s final game vs. No. 8 LSU, made two tackles

High School: The Defensive MVP and the National Linebacker of the Year at the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl held at Cowboys Stadium and was a two-time all-district selection at Covington … ranked as the No. 6 inside linebacker in the country, the No. 4 overall player in Louisiana and the 126th overall prospect in the nation by Rivals.com, while 247Sports.com ranked him No. 5 overall in the state and the No. 13 outside linebacker in the country … recorded 153 tackles, including 7.5 sacks, and earned a spot on the Class 5A all-state team as a senior after helping Covington finish the 2011 season 7-4 with an appearance in the state playoffs … in 2010, he made 104 tackles and helped the Lions reach the state playoffs … made his varsity debut as a sophomore in 2009 … was coached at Covington by Malter Schobel.

Personal: Born Feb. 27, 1994 … is the son of Shelia Peters and the late Otha Peters.

Peters’ Single Game Highs
Tackles: 13, at South Alabama, Nov. 12, 2015
Tackles for loss: 2.0, New Mexico State, Nov. 21, 2015
Pass breakups: 1, at South Alabama, Nov. 12, 2015

Otha Peters Highlights

Peters played two years at Arkansas before making a smooth transition to Louisiana-Lafayette. He appeared in 10 games and started the final three games of his true freshman campaign and named to the SEC All-Freshman Team after recording 32 tackles, 0.5 for loss with 0.5 sack, and two quarterback hurries.

Felt being closer to home would benefit him long-term and it proved to be the right decision at he progressed into one of the top players in the Sun Belt Conference. Peters is an athletically gifted linebacker who can move with ease sideline-to-sideline. Watching him play, you see a linebacker who anticipates the run extremely well and closes the edge.

Quick and agile linebacker who can slip and get over the top of blockers, he can cover running backs. Well versed in playing all three positions at the linebacker spot. Can get overwhelmed by larger blockers in open space, Peters may fit best in a “40” front allowing him to roam freely. He could bring value to nickel packages and contribute on special teams.

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