Running Back – Rookie
HS: William Campbell (Gladys, VA)
Born: October 10, 1986
Joined Ravens: Draft 6 (185th), 2009
PRO: Cedric Peerman was selected in the 6th round (185th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft…“Cedric is a downhill guy with very, very good speed,” Ravens director of player personnel Eric DeCosta noted. “He’s as tough as they come with good hands. He’s been a very productive special teams guy. He’s got a tough mindset. He’s a lunch-pail type guy. He was another ‘red star’ for us this year. Guys who get this distinction have a temperament and countenance we want – toughness, high character and intelligence, leadership and competitiveness.”
COLLEGE: Played 41 games with 18 starts over his career, becoming the 36th Cavalier to rush for over 1,000 career yards, finishing with a total of 1,749 yards on the ground with 15 TDs, adding to that 1,256 yards from 50 KORs and 67 receptions for 344 yards and 1 TD…Peerman’s 3,349 all-purpose yards rank 10th in Virginia’s annals…His career-long 79-yard run vs. East Carolina in 2008 tied Ray Brown (vs. Hampden-Sydney, 1946) and Barry Word (vs. Georgia Tech, 1985) for the 7th-longest run from scrimmage in Cavalier history…Over his career, Virginia went 11-2 when Peerman had at least 15 rushing attempts…Graduated in May 2008 with a sociology degree.
2008: Named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference honorable mention squad after leading the team with a career-high 774 yards on 153 carries (5.1 avg.) and 7 TDs…Was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week after recording his career-long 79-yard run against ECU in Week 5…Ranked 4th in the ACC with an average of 70.4 rushing yards per game, and he ran for over 100 yards 3 times…Ranked 3rd on the team with 44 receptions for 193 yards (4.4 avg.) and returned 5 KOs for 108 yards (21.6 avg.)… Led the Cavaliers with 1,075 all-purpose yards (9th in the league), averaging 97.4 yards per game.
2007: Had a dynamic start to the season before a foot injury in Week 6 caused him to need surgery…Led the team with 585 rushing yards and 5 TDs on 113 carries (5.2 avg.) during a season that culminated with the Cavaliers’ appearance in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl…Finished the year with 771 all-purpose yards, catching 13 passes for 99 yards (7.6 avg.) and returning 5 KOs for 87 yards (17.4 avg.)…Was the 1st Cavalier since 2004 to run for over 100 yards in 3 games.
2006: Played in 12 games with 1 start…Ranked 12th in the nation with 19 KORs for 519 yards (27.3 avg.)…Rushed for 153 yards on 46 carries (3.3 avg.) and caught 7 passes for 38 yards (5.4 avg.).
2005: Saw action in all 12 games, making his 1st–career start vs. Syracuse…Virginia won the Music City Bowl during a season that saw Peerman accumulate 70 carries for 237 yards (3.4 avg.) and 3 TDs…He caught 3 receptions for 14 yards (4.7 avg.) and 1 TD and was 22nd in the nation with 21 KORs for 542 yards (25.8 avg.).
2004: Redshirted his freshman year.