High School: Dan was a 2 year letter winner in football and wrestling. He was 2nd team all conference in the D line and also received all conference honors on the D line. He was the Burlington team captain and was named the school's top defensive lineman. Peterson was also a 2-time Sectional qualifier in wrestling.
College: Peterson played in 9 games during the 2010 season, starting twice. He had 7 tackles and 5 assists.