Former LSU star cornerback Patrick Peterson says a lot of former Tigers are "tearing it up in the NFL right now, "But the one I'm most proud of is my best friend, Tyrann Mathieu."
Peterson is narrator on an NFL Films video posted on YouTube last week. "Born & Bred in New Orleans: The Tyrann Mathieu Story" tracks the trials and successes of Mathieu, who earned the nickname Honey Badger while dominating opponents for LSU.
But Mathieu's college career ended on a sour note when he was removed from the team by Coach Les Miles after an arrest and subsequent failure of required drug tests.
The video portrays Mathieu as a man out for redemption, drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round and using that vote of confidence, and teammate Peterson's support and encouragement, as a springboard to personal and professional success.