Porter Michael Peterson was born in Gainesville, Florida. He played linebacker for Steve Spurrier from 1995 to 1998, where he was a member of the 1996 Bowl Alliance national championship team that defeated the ‘Semi ‘Noles 52-20 in the Sugar Bowl. In his Gator career he posted 249 tackles, 3 forces fumbles, 13 tackles for loss, and 8.5 sacks. He was voted 1st-team All-SEC and team MVP in his senior year. In 2011 he was inducted in the University of Florida Athletic Association Hall of Fame as a Gator Great. In 2013, Mike will be returning to campus to complete his undergraduate degree.