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Seton Hill alum Peterson in training camp with LA Chargers

Bill Beckner Jr.
| Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

A former Seton Hill wide receiver is trying to catch on in the NFL.

Marcus Peterson, who played four years in Greensburg before graduating in 2016, signed recently with the Los Angeles Chargers. He is in training camp competing for a roster spot. Peterson, who also ran track and Seton Hill, had just five receptions for 74 yards for the Griffins.

According to Seton Hill, Peterson is the first player in school history to sign a NFL contract.

Peterson, from Inglewood, Calif., signed with the Iowa Barnstormers of the Indoor Football League in January but left in March to take part in the Spring League Showcase.

He first showed his talents to pro teams at the 2016 NFL regional combine before playing for the Los Angeles K.I.S.S.

A stint in England with the Derby Braves saw him produce an attention-grabbing season as he registered 71 receptions for 1,004 yards, 15 touchdowns and 1,349 all-purpose yards.

Sammy Tranks was the last Seton Hill product associated with pro football. He played two years with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL and won a Grey Cup.

Bill Beckner is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill at bbeckner@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BillBeckner.

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