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Jonathan  Petersen

RS Senior

Poway, CA

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 240




Spring Football begins on Tuesday for Toreros

Annual Spring Game scheduled for March 17th at Torero Stadium


Jonathan Petersen takes home team MVP award at football banquet

Petersen also named Defensive MVP while Justin Priest selected Offensive MVP


Petersen and Lawrence share MVP honor at Football Awards Banquet

Petersen also named Defensive MVP while Justin Priest selected Offensive MVP


This Week in Torero Athletics

What you need to know this week in Torero Athletics


Jonathan Petersen to compete in NFLPA COLLEGIATE BOWL

Seventh annual all-star game features 112 of the nation’s top draft-eligible prospects


USD Football vs Western New Mexico

USD Football vs. Western New Mexico 9/3/16


Football at SDSU

2015 Season opener, USD football at San Diego State (9/5/15)


USD Football vs. Valparaiso

The Toreros clinch the PFL championship with a 32-27 win over Valparaiso.


Football vs. Morehead State

Football vs. Morehead State 11-8-14


Football vs. Stetson 10/11/14

USD Football victory against Stetson Hatters on 10/11/14.

  • Enters final year and will start at defense end with the defensive line unit
  • He enters the 2017 campaign with impressive preseason credentials - STATS FCS Preseason All-America 2nd Team and First Team All-PFL
  • With 25.5 career sacks, needs 10 to surpass current No. 1 leader Eric Bakhtiari (35, 2005-2007)
  • In 2016 was a unanimous First-Team All-PFL pick after an impressive 12.5-sack, 23 tackles-for-loss campaign
  • He was named the team's Outstanding Defensive Lineman, a San Diego Hall of Champions Amateur Star of the Month (Nov.) and a PFL Player of the Week (Nov. 20, 5 tackles for loss and 3 sacks in road win over Campbell)
  • In 2015 received USD's Outstanding Lineman Award for defense and was selected All-PFL Second Team for defense
  • Named to PFL Honor Roll
  • Ranked fifth on the team with 51 tackles (24 solo)
  • Let Toreros in tackles for loss with 16 (-87 yards), quarterback sacks with 8 (-68 yards), quarterback hurries with 8, and forced fumbles with 3
  • Totaled 7 tackles in three games (Dayton, Drake, Campbell) and notched 2 sacks for -25 yards against Campbell
  • In 2014 earned the team's Outstanding Lineman Award for Defense
  • Selected All-PFL Honorable Mention
  • Appeared in 11 games with 8 starts
  • Totaled 36 tackles (20 solo) with 9.5 tackles for loss (-60 yards) and five sacks (-43 yards)
  • Additionally, added 3 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recover, 4 quarterback hurries and 1 pass breakup
  • Twice he collected 6 tackles in a game (Morehead State, Cal Poly)
  • Notched two sacks in two games (Marist, Butler)
  • Attended Poway HS where he played for coach Damian Gonzalez
  • Senior year named 1st Team All-North County, 1st Team All-CIF, 2nd Team All-State and selected Palomar Defensive Player of the Year
  • Totaled 69 tackles and 13 sacks
  • Junior year team went 12-0-1 and were CIF Champions
  • Two-time Second Team All-Palomar (Jr. & So.)
  • Also lettered 3 years in lacrosse (two-time 1st Team All-League)
  • Born on May 4, 1995 in San Diego, California
  • Son of Bob and Margaret Petersen
  • Chose USD to be close to home and winning program
  • Also recruited by Northern Arizona
  • Enjoys golf, beach volleyball and coaching youth basketball
  • Volunteer coach for Pop Warner and youth lacrosse
MAJOR: Accounting
Video Thumbnail Baseball: For the Love of the Game
Baseball celebrates 60 years
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: Women in Sports Day
Julie Foudy spoke to student-athletes and guests for National Women in Sports Day
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: At LMU
Men's basketball on the road
Video Thumbnail Women's Rowing: Day in the Life
Senior Lizzie Bader shows how three-a-day practices are done
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Youth Basketball Clinic
Toreros lead clinic in local community
Video Thumbnail Men's Rowing: Winter Camp 2018
There are plenty perks to being the early bird
Video Thumbnail 60 Years of USD Baseball
Milestones on the road to Omaha
Video Thumbnail USD Honors Local Military Members
Toreros showed their support and hosted local military members at the men's basketball game
Video Thumbnail USD Athletes Sing "Santa's Coming to Town"
Toreros show their talent out of uniform
Video Thumbnail Basketball: City Championship
Toreros play SDSU Thursday night at 8
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Fourteen
Football preps for second round of playoffs at NDSU
Video Thumbnail Football: NAU From the Sidelines
Toreros win in first round of playoffs at NAU
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Thirteen
Football travels to NAU for the first round of the FCS Playoffs
Video Thumbnail Torero Tuesday
A day to give to Torero Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Twelve
Toreros gear up for last game of conference play
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Eleven
Toreros prep for game day
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Summer Mason
USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
Video Thumbnail On Saturday We Dominate
Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Henry Lander
Men's soccer sophomore Henry Lander takes a Timeout between classes
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Ten
Toreros gear up for home game against Drake
Video Thumbnail Halloween Hoopla
Men's and women's basketball teamed up to host a Halloween event
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Nine
Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Seamus McFadden's Legacy
39 years in review by former players and coaches
Video Thumbnail Seamus Night
Alumni, staff and the San Diego community gathered to celebrate Men's Soccer Head Coach Seamus McFadden
Video Thumbnail Sixth Man Night: The Event
Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Video Thumbnail Homecoming
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
Video Thumbnail USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Video Thumbnail Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Video Thumbnail Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Video Thumbnail Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
Video Thumbnail USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Video Thumbnail Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
Video Thumbnail 2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
Video Thumbnail USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics


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