Peter Christofilakos

Peter Christofilaskos
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Christofilakos on the far right
No. 22
Position:Kicker
Personal information
Born: (1981-05-28) May 28, 1981 (age 38)
Springfield, Illinois
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:Springfield (IL) Sacred Heart-Griffin
College:Illinois
Undrafted:2004
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • First Team All-IFL (2009)
  • UIF Eastern All-Star (2008)
  • 2× Second Team UIF All-Star (2006, 2007)
  • UIF Special Teams Player of the Year (2008)
Career Arena statistics
FG made:0
FG attempts:2
PAT made:12
PAT attempts:13
Tackles:1
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Peter Harold Christofilakos (born May 28, 1981) is a former professional American football kicker. He attended the University of Illinois and was a soccer team player. He was a member of the Bloomington Extreme/Edge and Arizona Rattlers.

High school

Peter played soccer and football at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School. He holds the Central State 8 Conference's record for longest field goals with a 46 yarder. He was a three-year starter on the soccer team. His senior year, he was named All-state in soccer as well as football. He led the soccer team to the 1999 tournament and was named Most Valuable Player. To this day he still holds the school record in soccer goals with 123. In his senior year he played in the All-Star game for Central Illinois. He was the captain of the North Team. He was a Two-time Adidas soccer All-American. Peter was a member of the Olympic Development Program and was chosen for the soccer national team. At the age of 15 Peter was given an opportunity to play professional soccer in Greece but turned it down to focus on his education.[1]

College career

Christofilakos attended the University of Illinois. He was a member of the team from 1999 to 2002. In 2001, Christofilakos only missed one field goal. He decided to skip his senior season and enter the 2003 NFL Draft.[2] In 2003, he was a member of the University of Illinois soccer team and led the American Midwest Conference in scoring with 23 goals.

Professional career

Despite declaring for the NFL draft as a junior, Peter went undrafted. In 2006, Christofilakos was signed by the Bloomington Extreme. He made 143 field goals for the team.[3] He earned Second Team UIF All-Star honors in 2006 and 2007.[4][5] He garnered UIF Eastern Conference All-Star accolades in 2008.[6] He was also named the UIF Special Teams Player of the Year in 2008.[7] In 2014, his No. 22 jersey was retired by the Bloomington Edge.[8] In 2007, he was signed by the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League. In 2011, he was brought back by the Bloomington Extreme.[9] Peter has also been a member of the semi-professional soccer team the Springfield Spirits and has also played for the St. Louis Illusion of the Professional Arena Soccer League[10]

Personal

On June 12, 2010, Peter was named the new head coach of the boys' soccer team at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School. He replaced his former high school coach Sam Tate. In July 2015, Peter was named head coach of the Lincoln Land Community College men's soccer team. He is married to Stephanie Brake, a former basketball player at Robert Morris University.[11]

References

  1. ^ "FIGHTINGILLINI.COM - Peter Christofilakos Profile". fightingillini.com. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
  2. ^ "Peter Christofilakos, PK, NFL Draft Prospect". Kffl.com. 2003-01-08. Archived from the original on 2016-05-30. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  3. ^ "Team Records". bloomingtonedge.com. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
  4. ^ "Extreme kicker 2nd-team all-star". pantagraph.com. July 20, 2006. Archived from the original on August 2, 2017. Retrieved August 1, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "Kicker 2nd-team all-star". pantagraph.com. April 5, 2007. Archived from the original on August 2, 2017. Retrieved August 1, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "10 players named to UIF all-star team". pantagraph.com. June 4, 2008. Archived from the original on August 2, 2017. Retrieved August 1, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  7. ^ "BEEF PAIR HONORED BY UIF". oursportscentral.com. June 18, 2008. Archived from the original on August 2, 2017. Retrieved August 1, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ Deacon, Joe (April 2, 2014). "Edge improving, but now in need of wins". pantagraph.com. Archived from the original on July 10, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  9. ^ Extreme bringing back christofilakos. (2010, Nov 03). Pantagraph, pp. B.2.
  10. ^ "PASL". Arenaleague.com. Retrieved 2012-07-07.
  11. ^ Marcia Martinez (12 June 2010). "Former star Christofilakos named SHG boys' soccer head coach". The State Journal-Register. Retrieved 7 July 2012.

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