Wildcat Defensive Tackles Get Their Shot at National Football League
Has progressed steadily during his career ... One of the top returning defensive linemen in the Southeastern Conference ... Two-year starter at defensive tackle ... Showed improvement last year in bulling his way into the opponent backfield ... Continuing to gain strength, giving him potential for further progress ... Played in 37 games, including 27 starts ... Achieved a career-high eight-tackle performance against Louisiana-Monroe as a freshman ... Totals 97 career stops.
2008 (Junior): Totaled 36 tackles ... Had 10 tackles for loss and four quarterback sacks, both career highs ... Posted a season-high six tackles at Tennessee, including two for a loss ... Had five stops and two sacks against Western Kentucky ... Served as a game captain for the Western Kentucky game ... Recovered a fumble in the win over Arkansas.
2007 (Sophomore): UK's Most Improved Defensive Player as chosen by the Wildcat coaches ... Had 43 tackles on the season, including four for loss and 2.5 quarterback sacks ... Made a season-high six tackles, including a quarterback sack, in the loss to Georgia ... Played in all 13 games, starting 12 ... Claimed a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2006 (Freshman): Played in 11 games, including two starts ... Missed two games with a sprained knee ... Totaled 18 tackles for the season ... Had an excellent day vs. UL-Monroe, achieving a career-high eight tackles ... Notched his first collegiate sack at Tennessee.
High School: One of the nation's top-25 defensive tackle prospects by Rivals.com ... Four-year letterman and three-year starter in the defensive line for Central HS in Louisville ... First-team all-state as a senior by the Louisville Courier-Journal and second-team all-state by The Associated Press ... Chosen for the Lexington Herald-Leader "Class of the Commonwealth" list of the top-22 seniors in the state ... Named to the "Kentucky Tremendous 26" by the state coaches association ... Senior year stats included 91 total tackles, approximately 15 quarterback sacks, three interceptions, five fumbles caused, three fumble recoveries, and seven pass breakups ... On offense, he posted a winning blocking grade each game and totaled approximately 40 pancake blocks ... Team went to the state playoffs all three years, with a best finish of 10-3 and a trip to the state quarterfinals his junior year ... All-South Region pick by PrepStar ... The No. 3 prospect in Kentucky by Rivals.com and No. 7 by SuperPrep ... Team's Most Valuable Player, an unusual honor for a lineman ... Played in the Kentucky-Tennessee High School All-Star Game ... Coached by Steve Serotte ... "Corey is a disciplined, mentally tough player who is very coachable, very attentive, and an excellent student," Serotte said. "He has great agility. He never took a break, playing O-Line and D-Line. He paid the price in the off-season, which enabled him to do that." ... A four-year letterman on the wrestling team and advanced to the state meet every year ... Placed sixth in the state wrestling meet as a senior ... Played baseball for two years before switching to the track and field team ... Competed in the shot put and discus throw ... Honor-roll student who received perfect-attendance awards for two years in high school ... Received a national scholar-athlete award ... Named a Kentucky Governor's Scholar ... Decided on Kentucky over Ohio State, Michigan, Auburn, and Louisville.
Personal: Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... Son of Vanessa Peters and Clifton Peters ... Major is secondary social studies education.
Community Cats: Participated in service events at Johnson Elementary School and as a bellringer for the Salvation Army (2006) ... Guest visitor at the Dance Blue Marathon and took part in the Valentine's Day party at the UK Children's Hospital (2008).