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Peters playing for the Redskins in Super Bowl XVII
|No. 20, 23|
|Position:||Safety / Cornerback|
|Born:||April 28, 1953|
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||187 lb (85 kg)|
|High school:||Pauls Valley (OK)|
|NFL Draft:||1975 / Round: 4 / Pick: 82|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Anthony Lemont Peters (born April 28, 1953) is a former professional American football safety for ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of Oklahoma.
He helped the Redskins win Super Bowl XVII, and earned Pro Bowl honors for the 1982 season.
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