Emerged as the top candidate to replace Kevin Vickerson in the starting lineup at defensive tackle . . . recorded five tackles in the April 22 scrimmage, including an 11-yard sack . . . AS A JUNIOR: Saw action in all 12 games in 2004 . . . produced 14 tackles (11 solos, 3 assists) and two quarterback hits . . . credited with two solo hits each vs. Wisconsin and Indiana . . . registered a season-high four tackles - all solos - vs. Illinois . . . compiled 67 production points on special teams . . . JUNIOR COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: JUCO All-American as selected by the California Community College Football Coaches Association . . . ranked among the nation's top 50 JUCO players by Collegefootballnews.com (No. 46) and SuperPrep (No. 48) . . . named to the 2003 All-California Region III Team . . . earned first-team All-Western State Conference honors as a sophomore . . . selected 2003 WSC Northern Division Player of the Year . . . two-year starter for Coach Chuck Lyon at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif. . . . recorded 62 tackles (36 solos, 26 assists) as a sophomore, leading the Cougars to an 11-1 record . . . led the Cougars in tackles for losses (15.5 for 75 yards) and sacks (8.5 for 55 yards) in 2003 . . . anchored a defensive front that allowed only 95.3 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns during the 2003 regular season . . . junior college teammate of current Spartan defensive lineman Daniel Zynn . . . attended Samoana High School in Pago Pago, American Samoa . . . son of Siitupe and Sua Peko . . . born Nov. 27, 1984 . . . brother Tupe, who was a two-year starter at offensive tackle for the Spartans from 1999-2000, currently plays for the National Football League's Carolina Panthers . . . majoring in sociology.
G/GS UT AT TM TFL Sacks
2004 12/0 11 3 14 0-0 0-0
Peko's Career Highs
Tackles: 4, vs. Illinois (2004)