Floyd Charles Peters (May 21, 1936 – August 18, 2008) was an American football defensive tackle in the National Football League and went to three Pro Bowls during his 13-year career. He played college football at San Francisco State University and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1958 NFL Draft.

Floyd Peters
No. 73, 72, 78
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1936-05-21)May 21, 1936
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Died:August 19, 2008(2008-08-19) (aged 72)
Reno, Nevada
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:254 lb (115 kg)
Career information
College:San Francisco State
NFL draft:1958 / Round: 8 / Pick: 93
Career history
As a player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Player stats at PFR
Coaching stats at PFR

Later, Peters was an assistant coach for various teams. He was defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings from 1986 to 1990 where his defenses ranked number 1 in the NFL in '88 and '89 (71 sacks in '89, one short of an NFL record), and of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1991 to 1994. During this time his nickname was 'Sgt. Rock.' He was also well known in Tampa Bay for wearing bright orange pants to practice.

Peters has four sons (Craig, Allen, Dean and Kelly) and a wife, Nancy.

  • Curtis, Jake (August 23, 2008). "Ex-Gator starred for Eagles". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved January 27, 2014.