2012 (Junior): Played in all 11 of the team's games, all coming as a reserve ... Finished with 31 total tackles including eight solo stops ... His 31 tackles ranked second among WCU's defensive line ... Recorded a tackle in 10 of the 11 games on the season ... Credited with a career-high nine tackles including three solo hits against nationally-ranked Georgia Southern, also blocking a kick against the Eagles ... Both forced and recovered a fumble at Elon ... Finished with six tackles and a quarterback sack in WCU's annual Spring Game.
2011 (Sophomore): Played in 10 of WCU's 11 games on the season, all as a substitution along the defensive front ... Finished with 20 tackles including five solo stops, tallying stops in all but one game played ... Recorded a career-high five tackles against nationally-ranked Wofford, closing the final three games of the year with 12 total stops ... Credited with six tackles in WCU's annual Spring Game.
2010 (Freshman): Appeared in nine games on the season as a defensive substitution along the defensive front ... Finished with seven total tackles on the year ... Recorded a then career-best three tackles - all assisted - against Georgia Southern.
Prior to Western: Was a four-year letter winner at West Forsyth High for head coach Adrian Snow, twice earning All-City and All-County honors ... Accumulated 527 career tackles including 363 solo stops and four sacks ... Posted a career-best 156 tackles as a junior ... Recorded four career interceptions ... Was named All-Northwest and All-Central Piedmont 4-A Conference ... Helped WFHS post a 35-11 combined record during his four-year prep career ... In addition to football, was the 2008 track & field MVP and won the Central Piedmont 4-A Conference shot put.
Personal: Is the son of Peter, Sr., and Donna Balthrop ... Was born in Macon, Ga. ... Has two siblings, Erica and Raven ... Nicknamed "Pistol Pete" by his teammates.