#28 Peter Nguyen

Class: Senior
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
High School: Bellevue HS
Height / Weight: 5-8 / 182
Position: RB/Ret
Experience: 3V

Montana: Peter had an outstanding spring and is vying for the starting berth at running back with redshirt freshman Jordan Canada. In only two seasons he is ranked 10th with 360 career punt return yards, and 12th with 1,002 kickoff return yards. He has played in 26 straight games.

2010: He was ranked 12th in the nation in punt returns (12.79-yard average) and 38th in kickoff returns (24.81 avg.). He played in all 11 games. He was named second team All-Big Sky as a return specialist. He was second at UM in all-purpose yards with 94.4 per contest. He was named to the league’s academic team for the second year in a row with a 3.68 GPA.

2009: He played in all 15 games as a true freshman and averaged 4.9 yards on 38 carries. He averaged 23.7 yards per kickoff return, and 10.6 yards on five on punt returns. He was a second team All-Big Sky Conference pick as a return specialist.

High School: He was chosen the 3A “Player of the Year” as a senior for his 14-0 state championship team at Bellevue High School…team captain his senior year…lettered in football, track, and basketball…football teams won league titles in 2006 and 2008…his prep football coach was Butch Goncharosf.

Career Highs: He rushed for 71 yards, including a career-long 57-yarder versus Portland State in 2009. He had nine carries against Northern Colorado in `09. He has had two catches or more in three games. His touchdown run was in the opener against Western State in `09. His career-long kickoff return was a 61-yarder at Northern Arizona in 2009. His long punt return is 37 yards versus Idaho State last season. His longest reception is 20 yards against Sacramento State last season.

Personal: He is a business major. Birth date: June 16, 1991. His mom is Hoa Nguyen of Seattle.