Kamau Peterson

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Kamau Peterson
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Born: (1978-09-16) September 16, 1978 (age 42)
Los Angeles, California
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) WR
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight195 lb (88 kg)
College New Hampshire
High school Sandwich
CFL draft 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Drafted by Calgary Stampeders
Career history
As coach
20142016 York Lions (RC/Associate OC)
2017–2019York Lions (OC)
As player
20012003 Calgary Stampeders
20042005 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
20052006 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
20072010 Edmonton Eskimos
2011 BC Lions
CFL West All-Star 2007, 2008
Awards 2008 CFL Most Outstanding Canadian
2008 Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy
HonoursEskimos' Most Outstanding Canadian Player (2007, 2008)

Kamau Peterson (born September 16, 1978) is a former professional Canadian football wide receiver and formerly the offensive coordinator for the York Lions football team. [1] He last played for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. He was originally drafted sixth overall by the Calgary Stampeders in the 2001 CFL Draft and won the 89th Grey Cup with the team that year. Although he was born in Los Angeles, California, United States, Peterson grew up in Detroit, Michigan, but was schooled in LaSalle, Ontario, so he counts as a non-import in the CFL.

Kamau transitioned into his post-football career by founding PlaymakerU which trained young athletes in many sports but especially football. Based in Sherwood Park, Alberta he operated out of a new facility there. Peterson entered into coaching in 2012, serving as receivers coach on Team Canada's Jr. National (U19) Team from 2012 through 2016, earning 2 golds and a silver medal in World Championship play. (Texas 2012, Kuwait 2014, Harbin 2016) From there he joined the York University Football staff as Receivers coach and Assistant OC in 2014, taking over as Offensive Coordinator from 2017 through 2019 before moving on from York in 2020. During his time at York, Peterson spearheaded the resurgence of the York Offence, as well as served as their Strength and Conditioning coach. Peterson is widely recognized as an integral figure in the recruiting and player development of the Lions resurgence.

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References

  1. York removes Peterson's interim tag, searches for defensive assistant