9  Robert Peele
Robert Peele

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Fresno, Calif.

High School:
Edison HS

Last College:
California

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190

Position:
DB


2008 (Red-shirt Junior:) Started the only game in which he saw action, suffering a season-ending knee injury in the opener against Shorter College ... Made one solo tackle prior to his injury ... Worked through his rehabilitation and joined the squad on a limited basis during its annual spring drills.

Prior to Western: Transferred to WCU from California after leaving the Bears' squad following the 2007 season ... In two seasons, tallied 16 career tackles in 16 games with a pair of interceptions for Cal ... 2007: Listed as a primary backup in the secondary entering the year but missed the last eight games due to injury ... Tallied five tackles and a pass break-up prior to the injury ... Posted two tackles and his second career interception against Louisiana Tech; 2006: Saw action in nine games in the secondary and on special teams ... Recorded 11 tackles during the season ... Recovered a fumble and broke up a pass against Stanford ... Intercepted a ball against Washington for a 13-yard return ... Broke up a pass against Minnesota ... Tallied five tackles against Oregon State; 2005: Redshirt.

High School: Recorded 126 tackles as the Defensive Player of the Year for both the county and the conference ... Member of the SuperPrep All-America team ... Intercepted two passes and returned both for touchdowns, including a 100-yarder ... Also returned three punts for TDs as a senior ... Rivals.com rated him the No. 18 cornerback in the country and No. 35 overall player in the state of California ... Selected to the Fresno Bee's 2004 all-star first team ... ESPN.com rated him as the No. 25 cornerback in the nation, while Scout.com picked him No. 31 on its West Hot 100 list ... Also an All-West Region honoree by PrepStar ... Was a three-time all-league and all-state selection ... As a junior, amassed 96 tackles and two interceptions as a second team all-state choice ... landed spots on the all-valley and all-league teams in 2003.

Personal: Is the son of Robert Peele.

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