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Domata Peko
NT #94
Height:
6-3
Weight:
325
Age:
32
College:
Michigan State
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA
Experience:
12

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
37
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 516 263 253 18.5 0 12 0 0 -- 0 0 2 4
2016 CIN 16 16 37 17 20 0.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2015 CIN 16 16 35 17 18 5.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 CIN 16 16 46 26 20 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 CIN 16 16 52 24 28 3.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 CIN 16 16 53 23 30 2.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2011 CIN 16 16 66 34 32 2.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2010 CIN 16 16 42 24 18 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2009 CIN 11 11 23 12 11 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0
2008 CIN 16 16 67 29 38 0.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2007 CIN 16 16 52 36 16 1.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2006 CIN 16 1 43 21 22 2.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --

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Bio

PEKO AT A GLANCE:

• A 12th-year nose tackle who played 171 games (156 starts) and six postseason contests (5 starts) during his first 11 NFL seasons with Cincinnati (2006-16).

• Recorded 516 tackles (263 solo), 18.5 sacks (108.5 yds.), 12 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries during his first 11 years in the league.

• Played and started 112 consecutive regular-season games entering the 2016 season to lead all defensive linemen in both categories (a streak that dates back to the 2010 season-opener).

• Voted as a team captain by his teammates in Cincinnati in eight consecutive seasons (2009-16).

• Opened all 16 games for Cincinnati in 2016, totaling 37 tackles (17 solo), three passes defensed and one fumble recovery.

• Produced his highest career sack total in 2015 (5-32), finishing his 10th professional season with 35 tackles (17 solo) and one pass defensed.

• Saw action in 24 games (12 starts) at Michigan State University (2004-05) after beginning his collegiate career at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif.

• Chosen as Cincinnati’s Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee in 2013.

• Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent (Cincinnati) on March 13, 2017.

• Selected by Cincinnati in the fourth round (123rd overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Cincinnati as a draft choice 7/28/06; Signed by Denver as an unrestricted free agent 3/3/17.

PEKO AT A GLANCE:

• A 12th-year nose tackle who played 171 games (156 starts) and six postseason contests (5 starts) during his first 11 NFL seasons with Cincinnati (2006-16).

• Recorded 516 tackles (263 solo), 18.5 sacks (108.5 yds.), 12 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries during his first 11 years in the league.

• Played and started 112 consecutive regular-season games entering the 2016 season to lead all defensive linemen in both categories (a streak that dates back to the 2010 season-opener).

• Voted as a team captain by his teammates in Cincinnati in eight consecutive seasons (2009-16).

• Opened all 16 games for Cincinnati in 2016, totaling 37 tackles (17 solo), three passes defensed and one fumble recovery.

• Produced his highest career sack total in 2015 (5-32), finishing his 10th professional season with 35 tackles (17 solo) and one pass defensed.

• Saw action in 24 games (12 starts) at Michigan State University (2004-05) after beginning his collegiate career at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif.

• Chosen as Cincinnati’s Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee in 2013.

• Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent (Cincinnati) on March 13, 2017.

• Selected by Cincinnati in the fourth round (123rd overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Cincinnati as a draft choice 7/28/06; Signed by Denver as an unrestricted free agent 3/3/17.

2016: Peko opened all 16 games for the seventh consecutive season with Cincinnati, bringing his games played and started streak to 112 games... Selected as a defensive captain for the eighth consecutive season... Finished the regular-season with 37 tackles (17 solo), three pass defensed and one fumble recovery.

2015: Peko contributed to Cincinnati winning their second AFC North Championship in three seasons and the team matching the franchise record with 12 wins... Produced his highest career sack total of his career (5-32), finishing his 10th professional season with 35 tackles (17 solo) and one pass defensed... Tied a career-high with two sacks (11 yds.) vs. K.C. (10/4)... Saw action in Cincinnati’s AFC Wild Card Game vs. Pit. (1/9).

2014: Peko opened all 16 contests and played a key role in Cincinnati making the postseason for the fourth consecutive season... Completed the season with 46 tackles (26 solo) and one sack... Started and made three tackles (1 solo) in Cincinnati’s AFC Wild Card Game at Ind. (1/4).

2013: Peko helped Cincinnati win its second division title since 2009... Started all 16 games and finished with 50 tackles (52) for the fifth time in his career... Tallied his second-highest single-season sack total (3-16.5), recording at least a half sack in four games... Made four tackles (2 solo) in Cincinnati’s AFC Wild Card Game vs. S.D. (1/9).

2012: Peko opened all 16 games and one postseason contest... Finished the season with 53 tackles (23 solo), two sacks (14 yds.), three passes defensed and one fumble recovery... Helped Cincinnati win 10 games and make the postseason for the second consecutive season... Started and made four tackles (3 solo) in the AFC Wild Card Game at Hou. (1/5).

2011: Peko started all 16 games and one postseason contest, finishing with the second-highest tackle total (66) of his career... Added 2.5 sacks (19 yds.), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery... Started and made four solo stops in Cincinnati’s AFC Wild Card Game at Hou. (1/7).

2010: Peko started all 16 games for the third time in his career... Finished his fifth campaign with 42 tackles (24 solo), 0.5 sacks (4 yds.) and one pass defensed.

2009: Peko started all 11 games played, helping Cincinnati reach the postseason for only the second time in 19 seasons... Chosen by his teammates as a defensive captain for the first time in his career... Finished the regular season with 23 tackles (12 solo) and one pass defensed... Missed Games 12-16 with a knee injury, but returned to start and record four tackles (1 solo) in Cincinnati’s AFC Wild Card Game vs. NYJ (1/9).

2008: Peko started all 16 games for the second consecutive season, tallying a career high 67 tackles (29 solo)... Added 0.5 sacks (0.5 yds.) and two passes defensed while also being credited with six tackles for loss... Finished with five or more tackles in seven games.

2007: Peko opened all 16 games for the first time in his career, finishing with 52 tackles (36 solo), 1.5 sacks (3.5 yds.), one pass defensed and one fumble recovery... Posted the highest single-game tackle total of his career (9) at S.F. (12/15).

2006: Selected by Cincinnati in the fourth round (123rd overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft, Peko appeared in all 16 games (1 start) as a rookie... Totaled 43 tackles (21 solo), 2.5 sacks (19 yds.) and one forced fumble... Made his NFL debut at K.C. (9/10)... Earned his first start vs. Bal. (11/30)... Notched two sacks (15 yds.) at Den. (12/24).

COLLEGE: Peko played at Michigan State ifrom 2004-05 after spending the 2002-03 seasons at College of the Canyons (Santa Clarita, Calif.)... Posted 53 tackles as a senior in 2005 in addition to recording one sack, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one blocked PAT... Finished with 14 tackles (11 solo) as a junior in 2004... Selected as a JUCO All-American by the California Community College Football Coaches Association... Earned first-team All-Western State Conference honors as a sophomore.

PERSONAL: Peko attended Samoana High School in Pago Pago, American Samoa, where he played both offensive and defensive line... Selected as Cincinnati’s Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee in 2013... Started the Domata Peko Foundation, which donates more than $150,000 annually to those in need... Cousin, Kyle, is a second-year nose tackle with the Broncos... Brother, Siitupe, played guard with the Indianapolis Colts (2003-04)... Domata Peko (pronounced DOE-mah-tah PECK-o) was born on Nov. 27, 1984, in Pago Pago, American Samoa.

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