ROCKFORD, Ill. - Rockford University safety Dylan Peterson (Reynolds, Ill.) added to his impressive list of accomplishments this season on Tuesday, when he was named Third Team All-North Region by D3football.com. This is now the fourth individual award for Peterson this year, after previously being named First Team All-NACC, NACC Football Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week and one of the safeties on D3football.com Team of the Week. Peterson also becomes just the fifth player in program history to be selected All-North Region by D3football.com and the first since the 2007 season.
Dylan Peterson was one of the top defensive backs in the North Region, and was the leader of the Regent defensive backfield. Peterson led Rockford and finished tied for fifth in the conference with three interceptions. He also tallied a career-high 42 tackles including 29 solo tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 2 pass breakups and 1 forced fumble. Peterson made headlines in the second to last week of the season when he was tabbed the NACC Football Defensive Player of the Week and selected as a safety on the D3football.com Team of the Week for his performance (2 interceptions, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble and 4 tackles) in Rockford's 24-0 win over Concordia Wisconsin.