Arizona Cardinals fans know all about the type of play cornerback Patrick Peterson is. He is a three-time Pro Bowler, an All-Pro and the highest paid cornerback in the NFL.
Do you know where he came from?
SB Nation Studios featured Peterson's upbringing in their "Origins" series.
He grew up in a two-parent home in Pompano Beach, Florida. He father coached him and was a great athlete when he was young, but had to give it up in high school when it was discovered he had a heart murmur.
Peterson was actually kept out of football for a season because of his grades. His parents didn't let him play his sophomore year because he would cut class with his friends and his grades slipped.
His family called Peterson "a little man" even when he was a child because he seemed to be wiser than his actual age.
He wore No. 7 in high school and college as a tribute to his father.
You hear about Peterson's drive to be the best and how his work ethic has separated him from the many he has seen with great talent, "but didn't the head on their shoulders" to achieve what they could have had. You also hear from Peterson's brother Avery. Avery Peterson says Patrick has done everything so far he set out to do -- including become the highest paid cornerback. Clearly that was an important thing to Patrick.
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