Domata Peko

Domata Peko
No. 94     Cincinnati Bengals
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: November 27, 1984 (1984-11-27) (age 26)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
College: Michigan State
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 4 / Pick: 123
Debuted in 2006 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2010
Tackles     225
Sacks     5.0
Forced Fumbles     1
Stats at

Domata Peko (pronounced /ˈdoʊmətɑː ˈpɛkoʊ/ doh-mə-tah pek-oh; born November 27, 1984) is an American football defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals out of Michigan State University. He is from Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is a lifelong friend of Bengals defensive end Jonathan Fanene. His brother, Tupe Peko, also played in the NFL. Peko and his wife, Anna, have two sons, Domata Jr. and Joseph.[1]


College career

Peko started his college football at College of the Canyons before transferring to Michigan State University. He wore number 96 for the Spartans who were coached by John L. Smith at the time. As a senior he made 53 tackles. One of the most memorable moments of his career was against archrival Michigan when he returned a Chad Henne fumble for a touchdown in front of a roaring crowd at Spartan Stadium. He was a sociology major. Peko is currently living in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.[citation needed]

Professional career

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2⅝ in 307 lb 5.27 s 1.85 s 3.10 s 4.54 s 7.70 s 28½ in 8 ft 7 in 25 rep
All values from NFL Combine[2]

Peko was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth round (123rd overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

The Bengals signed Peko to a five-year extension worth $29.3 million.[3]


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