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95 Jonathan Petersen
Jonathan  Petersen

RS Senior

Poway, CA

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 240




Toreros Favorite in PFL for Eighth Consecutive Season

San Diego a near-unanimous selection in coaches poll


A Weekend of Celebration Begins

San Diego will recognize 85 graduating senior student-athletes


Petersen invited to Carolina Panthers Rookie Minicamp

Torero All-American will work out over May 10-13 in North Carolina


This Week in Torero Athletics

Everything you need to know in Torero Athletics


Spring Football Game Set For This Saturday at 12 noon

Contest will be held at Manchester Field


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.

  • Leaves program with all-time FCS record for quarterback sacks with 44
  • First Torero to be named to four First Team All-America teams
  • 2017 PFL Defensive Player of the Year
  • Wrapped up season with 18 sacks, 25.5 tackles for loss and 7 forced fumbles
  • 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 Building a Home in Mexico
One day, seven student-athletes, impact for a lifetime
Video Thumbnail Baseball: Final Series
Toreros end their season against No. 2 Oregon State
Video Thumbnail Celebration of Excellence Recap
Toreros dress to impress for the end of year banquet
Video Thumbnail It's Tricky
San Diego Athletics' staff makes home made version of Run DMC's hit song
Video Thumbnail USD Athletes Lip Sync
12 sports teams show off some skills in a new genre
Video Thumbnail USD Athletics Blooper Reel
What it sometimes takes to get that perfect shot
Video Thumbnail All Sport Highlights 2017-18
17 sports - infinite highlights
Video Thumbnail Baseball: Day in the Life with Jay Schuyler
The real-life baseball experience
Video Thumbnail Golf: WCC's
Inside look at WCC competition
Video Thumbnail Men's Tennis: Sweep
San Diego defeat Pepperdine 4-0
Video Thumbnail Softball: The Win
Toreros defeat Saint Mary's in weekend series
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Tuber
Coach Scholl introduces "Tuber" - the on campus Torero Uber
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Barista Scholl
Coach Scholl gets students ready for class by helping out at Aromas Cafe
Video Thumbnail Football: Pro Day
Toreros submit their resumes to the NFL scouts
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Portland State Win
Toreros move on to next round in CIT
Video Thumbnail Football 2018: Spring Game
Toreros play spring football game for family and friends
Video Thumbnail Baseball: Toreros vs. Aztecs
USD take on cross-town rival SDSU
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Post Season Run
USD vs. Hartford highlights
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Championship Game
Toreros end the 2018 season against Gonzaga in the WCC finals.
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Semifinals
Women's win send them to the championship game
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: WCC Quarterfinals
Toreros close out 2018 season against BYU
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: "Off Day"
Toreros prepare for the WCC quarterfinals against BYU
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Quarterfinal Highlights
USD defeats BYU in quarterfinal of WCC Tournament
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: Day in the Life with Myah Pace
Freshman guard knows how to prep for a win
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: Vegas Bound
Toreros travel to Vegas for the WCC Tournament
Video Thumbnail Baseball: Defeating No. 4 Arkansas
Toreros edge out top five team
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Rock the House
Toreros played No. 6 Gonzaga in a fight to the last minute
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Day in the Life
Guard Olin Carter III knows the games starts long before tip-off
Video Thumbnail Winter Saturday
Rowing, tennis, basketball and baseball, a winning day in the books
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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