Patrick Peterson’s name will always be linked to LSU’s athletic department.
The former LSU great and current NFL star made a $1 million commitment to his old school on Saturday, according to an LSU press release.
“LSU is a wonderful place that helped me develop into the person that I am today,” Peterson said in a statement. “I hope that my donation will encourage and inspire former student-athletes to give back.”
To honor Peterson’s gift, which will go toward the renovation of LSU’s Football Operations Center, the school will name its new weight room the Peterson-Roberts weight room. LSU will also recognize the NFL All-Pro during the first half of the LSU-McNeese State game.
“We are very proud and appreciative of Patrick and his family for this amazing gift,” LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva said. “Patrick is a great ambassador for LSU and serves as a tremendous role model for our players.”
Peterson, one of LSU’s most decorated players, was selected 5th overall in the 2011 NFL draft. He currently plays for the Arizona Cardinals.