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FILE - In this file photo taken Sept. 5, 2009, LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson, left, leaps as he leads Charles Scott (32), Trindon Holliday and others to the field to play Washington in an NCAA college football game in Seattle. Peterson may be the best all-around player on the team, but hasn't gotten much time with the ball in the past two years. Coach Les Miles is having the junior playmaker return both kicks and punts against North Carolina on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)
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FILE - In this file photo taken Sept. 5, 2009, LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson, left, leaps as he leads Charles Scott (32), Trindon Holliday and others to the field to play Washington in an NCAA college football game in Seattle. Peterson may be the best all-around player on the team, but hasn't gotten much time with the ball in the past two years. Coach Les Miles is having the junior playmaker return both kicks and punts against North Carolina on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)

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