Peter Warrick Ends Playing Career With No Regrets

Former NFL wide receiver Peter Warrick is done playing professional football, and has accepted a position coaching wide receivers at Southeast High School in Bradenton, Florida, his alma mater.

Former NFL wide receiver Peter Warrick is done playing professional football, and has accepted a position coaching wide receivers at Southeast High School in Bradenton, Florida, his alma mater.

"My playing days are over, and this is the next best thing to playing," Warrick told Alan Dell of Bradenton.com. "I’ve come back here and try to show them the right way. A lot of people have coaches who never played, and it’s different hearing it from somebody who has."

After catching 207 passes for over 3,500 yards and 32 touchdowns at Florida State, the two-time All-American was chosen by the Cincinnati Bengals with the fourth overall pick of the 2000 NFL Draft.

Warrick caught 253 passes for 2,684 yards and 18 touchdowns, and averaged 9.7 yards per punt return with two touchdowns, during his first four seasons in the NFL, but was never the same after injuring his right knee late in the '03 campaign. Warrick was limited to four games in 2004, and spent 2005, his final season in the NFL, in a reserve/special teams roles with the NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks. (Warrick was one of the first players to wear lime-green receiving gloves, which eventually led to one of the ugliest uniforms in sports history.)

Warrick bounced between the AFL, CFL, UFL, and the Northern Football League, and acknowledges that his knee injury cut his NFL career short.

"That’s probably what happened, but it’s all about football, and when you get hurt that’s what you do, you play," Warrick said. "A lot of people say 'He didn’t do this and didn’t do that', but I feel like it is a blessing just to even make it to the NFL. Everybody doesn’t get that opportunity, so that is something you’ve got to respect. The NFL wasn’t hard. The hardest part was getting there."

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frank fulknier's picture

October 18, 2010 at 01:39 am

We miss you Peter. You were an extremely special player.

You deserved the Heisman. I think you game against VT was te greatest game an individual ever played.

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bradentonfl941's picture

February 12, 2011 at 08:05 am

PETE U R ONE OF THE GREATEST PLAYERS TO PLAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL U DIDN'T HAVE DA BEST #'S BUT U WERE DA MOST ELECTRICFYING COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYERS BEFORE BUSH,TEBOW,DEZ BRYANT N AJ GREEN NO BODY CAN FUK WITH PETER "THE GREAT ONE" WARRICK#9 MANATEE COUNTY REPERSENTER OH YEA TO REMIND U NONE OF THOSE PLAYERS RETURNED PUNTS THREW TOUCHDOWNS N RUN EM TO PETER WARRICK DA MOST WELL ROUND COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER EVER

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Rick D's picture

September 07, 2011 at 12:55 am

Peter, I wanted to see that speed and quickness at the pro level. Injuries are a part of the game. you will be missed.
love ya man

GO NOLES!!!!!!!!!!

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Peachy Peach's picture

September 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm

U WERE ONE OF THA BEST WIDE RECIEVERS N I LOVED WATCHING U PLAY N I STILL LOVE WATCHING THA HIGHLIGHTS OF U!!!

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rico's picture

December 27, 2011 at 06:53 am

Peter... u were and still is I believe one of the best college players to ever play... u r my favorite player of all time.. also one of the biggest dumb asses in life.. u had an oppurtunity that people like me and more dream of... and you were stupid enuff to waste most of it... you are an extreme failure... and to hear you say... u have "no" regrets shows you still haven't grown or learned anything... smh... you r a fuking looser with all the talent in the world.. I hope you teach those high school kids not to have a piece of shit slouch attitude as you had...

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LoganKay's picture

January 28, 2020 at 06:50 pm

The end of the career is a serious step in everyone’s life. It is especially great to see young people who are just starting their careers. My brother https://www.mobygames.com/user/sheet/userSheetId.667745/ recently started his career, and people like you inspire him. You deserve the Heisman.

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