Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson is quite the car collector

Jul 12, 2017, 7:30 AM

If you were hoping to one day run into Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson around the Valley when you’re out and about, you might have a hard time recognizing him.

Not because Peterson wears hats or tries to go unnoticed, but he has so many cars it’d be hard to identify which one is his.

NFL Films stopped by the defensive back’s house to learn more about Peterson’s hobby — collecting cars.

Peterson, who said he wants to open a restoration business someday, said he first grew a passion for cars when he was young.

“Got into the muscles about when I was about 7 years old,” Peterson said. “I actually had the opportunity to watch one of my dad’s friends build two of his race cars. I was there through the thick and thin process watching him build it and I grew a love, and as you guys saw, I put a lift in my garage and that’s where it pretty much all started.”

NFL Films brought in the host of “My Classic Car” seen on Spike TV, Dennis Gage on the show.

Peterson led Gage around and showed him a variety of cars in his garage, ones that ranged from a Rolls-Royce, to a Ferrari, a 1987 Monte Carlo, a 1973 Caprice and some 1960s muscle cars.

The six-year NFL veteran, who just turned 27 years old on Tuesday, got a taste of a garage even more full than his when he visited Jay Leno towards the end of the NFL Films segment.

It’s now clear what the Cardinals star is up to when he isn’t making plays on the football field.

“Attention to detail is very important. That’s what makes the car. Every little inch of a car, if it’s done with care in the right way, there’s nothing like it,” Peterson said. “You got to make sure you’re an attention to detail guy on the football field as well. It’s all about technique.”

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