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About Joe

Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017 - Graduating Class of 1985


Earning 12 Varsity letters in three different sports during his Cardinal career, Joe Peters was an outstanding athlete at Cardinal, playing football, wrestling, and baseball. As a football player, Peters had great versatility. He was the leading scorer in football as a sophomore, junior, and senior. As a senior, he was the Huskies’ leading passer, second leading receiver, third leading rusher, leading punt returner, and second leading kick returner. Peters was also a two time state qualifier in wrestling. In an outstanding baseball career, Peters is 3rd in career hits, 3rd in career triples, and is tied for 1st in career home runs (18) in Cardinal history. He is also tied for second with 23 career games won. After graduating, Peters played for 2 years at Lakeland Community College. A dedicated family man, Peters was always full of life. His big smile always made others feel better. Peters coached youth sports for many years, valuing every child on the roster equally.