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Cedric Peerman
HB #30
Height:
5-10
Weight:
212
Age:
30
College:
Virginia
Hometown:
Gladys, VA
Experience:
8
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 70 349 5 48 1 13 123 9.5 17 0 1 0
2016 CIN 6 0 6 15 2.5 4 0 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
2015 CIN 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 CIN 16 0 15 43 2.9 21 0 3 27 9 17 0 1 0
2013 CIN 16 0 8 17 2.1 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CIN 14 1 36 258 7.2 48 1 9 85 9.4 16 0 -- --
2011 CIN 15 0 3 15 5 11 0 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
2010 CIN 7 0 2 1 0.5 1 0 1 11 11 11 0 -- --
2009 DET 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CLE 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

      An eighth-year special teams ace who opened the ’16 season on Reserve/Injured list and returned to play in Games 11-16 ... Was designated by Bengals as the one player permitted to be returned to play from R/I in ’16 ... Had been on R/I due to forearm fracture suffered in preseason on Aug. 28 at Jacksonville ... Made the Pro Bowl as a special teamer after 2015 season ... Led Bengals by six in special teams tackles (17) in ’15 season, leading team for second straight season ... Helped ’15 team to a No. 3 NFL ranking in opponents’ average drive start on kickoffs (20.2 yard-line) ... Has total of 75 career special teams stops for Bengals ... Also has been productive on offense when opportunity has come his way.

      An eighth-year special teams ace who opened the ’16 season on Reserve/Injured list and returned to play in Games 11-16 ... Was designated by Bengals as the one player permitted to be returned to play from R/I in ’16 ... Had been on R/I due to forearm fracture suffered in preseason on Aug. 28 at Jacksonville ... Made the Pro Bowl as a special teamer after 2015 season ... Led Bengals by six in special teams tackles (17) in ’15 season, leading team for second straight season ... Helped ’15 team to a No. 3 NFL ranking in opponents’ average drive start on kickoffs (20.2 yard-line) ... Has total of 75 career special teams stops for Bengals ... Also has been productive on offense when opportunity has come his way.

 

     Career transactions: Selected by Baltimore in sixth round of 2009 NFL Draft (185th overall) ... Signed with Ravens on 6-17-09 ... Waived by Ravens on 9-5-09 ... Acquired on waivers by Cleveland on 9-6-09 ... Waived by Browns on 9-26-09 ... Signed to Browns practice squad on 9-29-09 ... Released from Browns practice squad on 10-27-09 ... Signed to Detroit practice squad on 10-30-09 ... Signed to Lions roster on 12-15-09 ... Waived by Lions on 4-25-10 ... Acquired on waivers by Cincinnati on 4-27-10 ... Re-signed with Bengals as exclusive rights player on 7-29-11 ... Re-signed with Bengals as exclusive rights player on 3-12-12 ... Re-signed with Bengals on 3-7-13 ... Re-signed with Bengals as unrestricted free agent on 4-9-15 ... Re-signed with Bengals as unrestricted free agent on 3-23-17.

 

     Pro Bowl participation: Earned his first Pro Bowl nod for 2015 season game in Honolulu, added to roster as special teamer after finishing as first alternate in initial voting ... Played for Team Rice (no statistics).

 

     2016 recap: Suffered forearm fracture on Aug. 28 at Jacksonville ... Placed on Reserve/Injured list on Sept. 4 ... Designated to return to practice from Reserved/Injured list on Nov. 23 ... Activated to roster on Nov. 26 and played in Games 11-16, rushing six-for-15, with three special teams tackles ... One special teams stop on Nov. 27 at Baltimore, Dec. 11 at Cleveland and Dec. 24 at Houston ... Rushed six-for-15 Jan. 1 vs. Baltimore.

 

     Previous seasons: 2009—In preseason for Baltimore, college free agent rushed 14-for-40 with a TD and had four receptions for 42 yards ... Joined Cleveland at start of regular season, and was inactive for Browns for Games 1-2 ... Spent time on Browns and Lions practice squads before playing (no statistics) in Games 14-15 for Detroit. 2010—Acquired by Bengals on waivers from Detroit and was on roster for full season, playing in seven games ... In preseason, led Bengals in rushing yards (201) and yards per carry (6.5), and his 93-yard TD sprint on Sept. 2 at Indianapolis was NFL’s longest 2010 preseason scrimmage gain. 2011—Played in 15 Bengals games plus Wild Card playoff, seeing brief action on offense and tying for second on team in special teams tackles (13) ... Two special teams tackles Oct. 16 vs. Indianapolis, and had key block on 33-yard Brandon Tate punt return that set up TD ... Team-leading three special teams tackles Nov. 13 vs. Pittsburgh. 2012—Played in 14 games and in Wild Card playoff ... Inactive for Games 13-14, due to ankle injury ... Rushed 36-for-258 (including two-for-80 on fake punts), with one TD ... Also had career highs of nine receptions and 85 yards ... Fourth on team in special teams tackles (nine) ... On Sept. 30 at Jacksonville, took direct snap as an upback on a fake punt and ran 48 yards to Jaguars 18, setting up a Bengals TD ... On Oct. 14 at Cleveland, logged team-leading eight receptions for 76 yards (second on team), with one rush for seven yards ... Only rush Oct. 21 vs. Pittsburgh was a five-yard TD, his first career score ... On Nov. 18 at Kansas City, his 32-yard run on a fake punt extended first-quarter TD drive for a 7-3 lead, and he finished game with career-best 75 rushing yards (on eight carries) ... Rushed eight-for-61 (7.6) on Nov. 25 vs. Oakland, including a 31-yarder to Raiders five that set up TD. 2013—Played in Games 1-16 and in Wild Card playoff ... Ranked fourth on team in special teams tackles (10) for the regular season ... On Sept. 22 vs. Green Bay, preserved a Bengals possession with recovery of Brandon Tate fumble on KOR in third quarter. 2014—Played in Games 1-16 and in Wild Card playoff ... Led team with 15 special teams tackles ... Rushed five-for-15 and had two special teams tackles on Sept. 21 vs. Tennessee, and downed a punt at Titans two, leading to a safety for Bengals ... Led team with three special teams tackles on Dec. 14 at Cleveland, highest single-game total for a Bengals player on the season ... Two special teams tackles in Wild Card playoff at Indianapolis. 2015—Played in Games 1-16 and in Wild Card playoff ... His 17 special teams tackles led team by six, and he posted two tackles on defense, from a stop and forced fumble defending a fake punt ... Two special teams tackles Sept. 13 at Oakland ... On Sept. 27 at Baltimore, forced a fumble on a fake punt run by Anthony Levine Sr., but Levine recovered for a first down ... On Nov. 1 at Pittsburgh, recorded two special teams tackles, nailing kickoff returners with solo tackles at the 10 and 15-yard lines ... Two special teams stops Nov. 29 vs. St. Louis ... Season-best four special teams stops Jan. 3 vs. Baltimore.

 

     College: Played four seasons (2005-08) at Virginia, posting 10th-best all-purpose yards total (3349) in Cavaliers history ... Played 41 games with 18 starts ... Totaled 1749 career rushing yards, with 4.6 average, and scored 15 TDs ... Was 67-for-344 receiving (5.1) with a TD, and averaged 25.1 yards on 50 KORs ... Redshirted (did not play) in 2004.

 

     Personal: Born in Lynchburg, Va. ... Attended William Campbell High School in Gladys, Va., where he scored a state-record 708 points, including 112 TDs ... Named Virginia prep player of the year as a senior ... Won state titles in track in the 100 meters as a prep junior and senior ... Is licensed as a minister ... Enjoys fishing, hunting and working on cars.

 

      NOTE ABOUT NFL EXPERIENCE: Peerman did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2009 because he was not on a 53-player roster, a Reserve/Injured list or a Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the required minimum of six games that season.

 

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