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February 4, 2013
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Football: Peterson forgoes D-I interest for mission work

The most prolific rusher in Douglas High School history will be taking his talents away from the gridiron next year.

Conner Peterson, the 2012 Sierra League Co-Player of the Year, first-team All-Region and second-team All-State running back, recently announced his decision to pursue a unique, albeit familiar, path for his post-high school plans.

Shortly after graduation this spring, the 5-11, 219-pound running back will embark on a two-year mission with the Mormon church. In doing so, Peterson passed on Division I football interest, most notably just up the road from Minden at the University of Nevada.

"It was a hard …

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