Info on final Ravens pick RB Cedric Peerman here…


With the 185th pick of the 2009 NFL Draft, the Ravens selected running back Cedric Peerman from the University of Virginia.

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Here is a bio:

Second-team Freshman All-America kick returner by … second-team All-State by the Roanoke Times.

–Was having a dynamic season until injuring his foot early in the Middle Tennessee game in week six and underwent surgery … was the team’s leading rusher with a career-high 585 yards … was the ACC’s leading rusher at the time of his injury and his 97.5-yards per game average would have ranked second in the league, but he did not play in enough games to qualify … three 100-yard rushing games tied for fourth in the ACC … was the team’s leading rusher in the first five games of the season until his injury … rushed for 137 yards vs. Duke on just 19 carries in the second game … scored on a 58-yard run in the first quarter for UVa’s longest running play in two years … exploded for a career-high 186 yards against North Carolina on 30 carries … his 186 yards were the third-most in the ACC … bulled his way for 138 yards against Georgia Tech, a team that was allowing an average of 56.0 yards per game … became the first Cavalier since Alvin Pearman in 2004 to have three straight 100-yard games … saw his 100-yard streak end with 87 yards against Pittsburgh in the fifth game … had five carries for 19 yards vs. Middle Tennessee game before getting injured … named the coaches’ offensive player of the week for the Duke and North Carolina games. 2006–Played in all 12 games as a reserve tailback and kickoff returner … started vs. Wyoming … team’s leader in kickoff returns … ran back 19 kicks for 519 yards (27.3 average) … his 62-yard kickoff return at Florida State was team’s season best … third on the team with 46 carries for 153 yards … had four kickoff returns for 95 yards vs. East Carolina … had 53-yard return vs. NC State to start the second half … season highs for rushing came against Wyoming when he carried the ball 16 times for 41 yards … had 32 yards on five carries vs. NC State … earned his second letter. 2005–Tough tailback who made significant contributions … played in every game with a start against Syracuse in place of an injured Wali Lundy … fifth on the team with 237 yards rushing, sixth among ACC rookies … led the team in kickoff returns with an average of 25.8 yards per return … tied for second in the ACC and 22nd in the country … sixth among the nation’s freshmen in kickoff returns … led the team with 793 all-purpose yards to rank 24th in the ACC … his 793 all-purpose yards are eighth most by a UVa freshman … four touchdowns ranked sixth by an ACC freshman … made an immediate impact against Western Michigan in his collegiate debut … bolted 35 yards with the opening kickoff to put the Cavaliers in good field position to start the game … later in the first quarter he returned another kickoff 36 yards … got his first action in the backfield late in the third quarter and rushed for 69 yards … in the fourth quarter alone he carried 14 times for 61 yards, and had seven consecutive carries in a drive that culminated with his first touchdown from a yard out to give UVa an insurance score … the 179 all-purpose yards are the second-most by a UVa freshman in his first game since 1972 (behind Lundy’s 184 yards against Colorado State in 2002) … scored twice vs. Syracuse (rush and pass), while gaining 63 yards on the ground … an excellent second effort helped him score UVa’s first touchdown on a 1-yard plunge in the first quarter … midway through the second quarter he scored on an excellent catch to put UVa up 14-7 … led the team in rushing for the first time with 46 yards in the win over Duke and scored on a nifty 17-yard run early in the fourth quarter … returned five kickoffs for 129 yards (25.8 avg.) against Florida State … rushed three times for 19 yards and returned two kickoffs vs. Minnesota in the Music City Bowl. 2004—Redshirted.

Had a record-setting career as a four-year starter on both offense and defense for coach Brad Bradley at William Campbell HS … PrepStar All-American … compiled several of the top totals in state history … scored a state-record 708 points … second in state history with 112 touchdowns … gained 5,078 yards rushing and added 787 yards receiving … five 300-yard games and 23 100-yard games … two-time first-team all-state … state player of the year as a senior when he rushed 222 times for 2,016 yards and 43 touchdowns … also caught 12 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns and had a kickoff return for another score … led the state with 45 touchdowns, while his 280 points are the third-highest total in state history … earned first-team all-state, all-region and all-district honors as a junior … rushed for 2,048 yards and 43 touchdowns, and caught 22 passes for 367 yards and seven more scores as his team won the state championship … rushed for 317 yards and scored a state-record seven touchdowns in the state title game … rushed for more than 1,000 yards as a sophomore after moving from wide receiver to running back midway through the season … standout sprinter and long jumper on the track team … state champion in the 100 meters as a junior and senior … also placed fourth in the long jump and triple jump, and eighth in the shot put to lead his school to state championship as a senior … started on the basketball team … received the DAR Good Citizen Award for the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism as a senior … full name is Cedric Edwin Peerman … born 10-10-86 in Lynchburg, Va. … son of Melissa and Stanley Peerman … has two brothers, O.J. and Stanley, and a sister, Shereena … graduated in May with a degree in sociology … will be competing as a grad student this season.

Career Highs

Rushes: 30 vs. North Carolina, 2007
Rushing Yards: 186 vs. North Carolina, 2007
Rushing TDs: 2 vs. Pittsburgh, 2007
Receptions: 4 vs. Pittsburgh, 2007
Receiving Yards: 44 vs. Pittsburgh, 2007