Peter Westerhaus was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis prior to the 2013 season, thus ending his football career. Westerhaus has remained part of the team and can often be found around the football office and at practices. He received the 2014 Courage Award from the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
2012 FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see any game action.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate of Holy Family High School led team to a 13-1 record and a berth in the 2010 Prep Bowl team was 9-2 in 2009 named Minnesota's Mr. Football for 2010 named Second-Team All-America as a tight end by Rivals.com earned All-State honors from the Minnesota Vikings and Associated Press recorded 139 tackles and scored 11 touchdowns, playing both ways as a senior tallied 121 tackles, blocked three kicks and caught 29 passes for 668 yards and eight scores as a junior registered 74 tackles, including a pair of sacks, as a sophomore in 2008 coached by Dave Hopkins.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 4, 1992 son of Jon and Sue Westerhaus.
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