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95 Jonathan Petersen
Jonathan  Petersen

RS Senior

Poway, CA

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 240




Petersen earns PFL Defensive Player of the Week honors

Senior defensive end ranks first in FCS in both sacks and forced fumbles


Toreros set new PFL record for consecutive wins with 16 straight

San Diego downed Morehead State 56-27 to improve to 4-2 on season


Toreros host Morehead State on Saturday at 2:00 pm

Annual homecoming and family weekend game for San Diego


Toreros have a bye this week

Return to action October 14th when they host Morehead State at 2:00 p.m.


USD Toreros earn 23-7 road victory over Dayton Flyers

Defense limits Flyers to under 300 yards of offense


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 USD 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 USD 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 USD Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Video Thumbnail USD Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Video Thumbnail USD Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Video Thumbnail USD Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Video Thumbnail USD Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Video Thumbnail USD 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 USD 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 USD 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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