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Cliff Briggs on Corey Peters

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UK Player: Corey Peters
Position: Defensive Tackle
Class: Senior
Height and Weight: 6’3” / 295
Hometown: Louisville , KY
High School: Central

Our Fan Friendly Tribute to Cory Peters

“Sign of things to come” – Corey was voted Most Improved Defensive Player by the UK Coaches in 2007
Who needs a stinking brain — I’ve got one” — Corey was on the 2007 and 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll
“Corey in the House” — Had 43 tackles for the 2007 season including 4 for loss and 2.5 quarterback sacks
“Who let the Dog Out” — Had season high six tackles, including a quarterback sack in Georgia game in 2007
“Walks softly but carries a big stick” — Had 36 tackles, 10 for loss, with 4 quarterback sacks for the 2008 season
“Freshly Squeezed Oranges” — Had 6 tackles, 2 for loss, against the ugly Orange team in 2008
“Hold that Line” — Played in all 37 games, starting 26 in his career
“Young at Heart” — One of the Nation’s top 25 defensive tackle prospects by Rivals coming out of High School
“Nice tights” — Corey was a four year letterman on the wrestling team and advanced to the state meet every year
“You want me to slide” — Corey played baseball for 2 years before switching to track and field in High School
“See you later” — Chose UK over Ohio State , Michigan , Auburn and Looserville
“You’re in the my Army now” — Corey major is secondary education
“How can I help you” — Corey also participated in service events at Johnson Elementary School and as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army in 2006
“Have a Heart” — Corey also tool part in the Valentine’s Day Party at the UK Children’s Hospital in 2008

“Let’s get ready to Rumble” — Corey has continued to grow and improve with each season. One of the top returning defensive linemen in the SEC this upcoming year. He has already been named to 3rd team on Coaches Preseason All-SEC Team. Noted for his strength and quick feet Coach Brooks expects great thing from Corey this year. As of right now NFL Draft Scout has Corey rated #19 out of 169 Defensive Tackles for the 2010 Draft but with a big year he could improve his stock for the next level. The Cats will need major contributions from Corey even more so with the unexpected loss of Jeremy Jarmon. Let hope that big number #91 is called for 1st team All-SEC at the end of the season and helps the Cats to their Fourth Straight Bowl.

Tomlin’s Take: Hi Cliff. How’re things? Nice to meet you. I’ll be critiquing your piece today, but just go on about your business. You won’t even know I’m here. Don’t mind me at all.

I have to say this up front: we here at KSR are always looking for new ways to do things, but I’ve yet to see anyone who decided to write a clever headline to herald each sentence of his piece. That’s redefining journalism as we know it, my friend. At first glance, I thought you were going to go with a clever “mix-tape” theme, then I realized that wasn’t it, and I thought “maybe he’s going for movie references,” but that wasn’t it either. Then I realized you were just coming up with interesting phrases for each and every thing you said. Believe it or not, that actually made me laugh — I’m not sure you were going for laughter, but it endeared your piece to me. It made it interesting, and it was definitely your own.

Even more interesting is that after your “quote festival,” you settled into a paragraph where you actually deliver a nice, tight profile of Peters. So after all those fun facts, there was a nice “but seriously, folks” coda. I liked it, Cliff. Well done. Quirky and factual, not unlike an encyclopedia adorned with Alf stickers.

Article written by C.M. Tomlin