Patrick Peterson bleeds LSU colors now, literally.

The former LSU All-American has pledged $1 million to his alma mater, making it one of the largest single contributions to athletics by a former student-athlete.


“We are very proud and appreciative of Patrick and his family for this amazing gift,” LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said in a statement released by the schoool. “Patrick is a great ambassador for LSU and a serves as a tremendous role model for our players.

“We watch him on Sunday’s in the NFL with great pride knowing that he’s part of the LSU family. This gift demonstrates Patrick’s commitment to his school and the passion that he has for LSU. We are very fortunate to have Patrick Peterson on our team.”

As part of Peterson’s donation, LSU will name the new weight room at the Football Operations Building the Peterson-Roberts Weight Room.

By Glenn Erby

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