Peterson grandson gets national recognition
University of Northern Iowa defensive back Tate Omli received the Missouri Valley Football Conference and College Sports Madness National defensive player of the week awards for his performance Nov. 16 against Missouri State.
Dan and Linda Peterson of Burdick are his grandparents, and Warren and Paula Fike of Ramona are his great-grandparents.
Omli had 17 tackles and 2 interceptions against Missouri State. His second interception sealed the 17-10 victory for UNI, coming with Missouri State trying to convert fourth-and-4 with less than three minutes left in the game.