Turkey: Yeditepe Eagles sign former First-Team All-American DB Brian Peavy

The Yeditepe Eagles, of Istanbul, Turkey, have signed Iowa State alumni Brian Peavy.

The 5’9, 195 pound Houston native was a standout cornerback in the Big 12 during his four-year career. Peavy boasts an impressive resume on and off the field captaining the Cyclones to multiple bowl games, co-captaining the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, First-Team Academic All-Big 12, and winning the Pete Taylor Most Valuable Player award to name a few.

Director of Football Operations and Co-DC of the Eagles Kasey Crosby says:

“You’d be hard-pressed to find a more accomplished D1 College player than Brian, he’s excelled at the highest level of the sport as a P5 All-Conference and All-American player. We expect his playing ability to be excellent considering his pedigree, but we are more excited about the person and character we are getting in Brian. He’ll be a transformational leader on and off the field for the Yeditepe Eagles and I know he’ll help us achieve our championship aspirations for the 2021 season!”

The All-American ended his career with 47 starts, 289 tackles, 15.0 TFL, 38 pass breakups, six interceptions, six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries – going down as one of the best defensive backs in school history.

Peavy will be joining Wester Carolina University offensive record holder Terryon Robinson to make for a fearsome duo on either side of the ball. After a one-game Turkish season in 2020, shortened by the pandemic, and a single, slightly sour league victory, the Eagles hope the TAFL will see a full season in 2021.

Watch Brian Peavy’s 2017 Liberty Bowl Highlights


Daniel Mackenzie is a Press Association graduate who works in journalism and communications in the third sector. Daniel began playing football for the London Warriors and Team Great Britain and has since played across Europe.