Peter Warrick’s name is up for enshrinement in the College Football Hall of Fame. A shoe-in, in my humble opinion. He was one of the 3 most electric players I’ve ever seen on a football field @ the college level. Just look @ his national title game performance alone back in 2000. 6 catches, 163 yards, 2 touchdowns, and a punt return for a TD. He was named Sugar Bowl MVP because of it.
But, he sort of flamed out on the NFL. Warrick was the 4th pick in the draft back in 2000, drafted ahead of guys like Plaxico Burress, Brian Urlacher, and Jamal Lewis.
In his rookie season, Warrick put up OK numbers, 51 catches for 592 and 4 TD’s. His 2nd and 3rd year’s were just average too, similar numbers. Then, in 2003, he blew up a bit – 79 catches out of the slot, 819 yards, and 7 TD’s. Bengals won 8 games for the first time in a long-time.
Then, he cracked his shin bone in the season opener in 2004. He came back but he was still hampered by the injury. He was then cut by the Bengals, picked up by Seattle. Actually played on their squad when they went to the Super Bowl in ’05 but was largely a non-factor. And by 2008 he was playing in the Canadian Football League.
In fairness to Peter, the Bengals were a hot mess. They were arguably the worst run organization in the league at that point, with some of the worst QB play. Cycling between names like Jeff Blake, Akilli Smith, and Neil O'Donnell.
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