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Kevin Perry
82  Kevin Perry

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Opelousas, La.

High School:
Houston Westbury Christian HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 275

Position:
TE

Experience:
3L

UTEP ITEM: Appeared in 15 games for the UTEP basketball team during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons.

2012 (JUNIOR): Appeared in 11 games, making six starts ... caught four passes for 54 yards (13.5 avg.) and one score ... registered a career long reception versus Houston, a 34-yard catch in the fourth quarter ... caught a four-yard touchdown versus rival NM State ... returned a kickoff 18 yards against Ole Miss ... made a 13-yard catch versus Oklahoma.

2011 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 12 contests, making five starts ... had 17 receptions for 203 yards (11.9 avg.) and a touchdown ... recorded five contests with 20 or more yards receiving ... registered a career-best 58 yards versus USF ... the only Miner tight end to register more than 200 yards in receptions on the year ... averaged 16.9 yards per contest ... also tallied 214 all-purpose yards (17.8 avg.)

2010 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 12 games and tallied three catches for 53 yards ... his 17.7 yards per catch rated second on the team ... had a 26-yard reception, the longest by a Miner tight end in 2010, versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... collected two catches for 36 yards against the Golden Lions ... added a 17-yard reception at Marshall.

2009: Injured his knee in preseason drills and redshirted the season.

PRIOR TO UTEP: First Team TAPPS 4A All-District defensive end and wide receiver as a senior at Westbury Christian High School ... rated one of the top 100 recruits in the Houston area ... selected to play in the Space City Classic all-star game ... posted 23 receptions for 400 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior, as well as 31 tackles with five sacks (-30 yards) ... first team All-District wideout as a junior ... coached by Charlie Ward at Westbury Christian High, where he played four years of varsity ball ... saw action at several positions (cornerback, defensive end, linebacker, quarterback, safety, tight end, wide receiver) throughout his prep career, while also returning kicks as a senior ... a standout power forward on the basketball court ... first team All-State, All-District and All-State Tournament honoree as a junior, averaging 13.5 points and 6.1 boards ... rated the 38th-best Texas recruit in the class of 2009 by Hoop Scoop Online ... regarded as the no. 97 power forward in the country by Scouts, Inc. ... also ran track in high school, advancing to the state meet in the 100 meters and the 4x100 relay ... served as student council communications officer ... was also student body president his junior year and vice president his senior year.

PERSONAL: Full name is Kevin D'Aundre Perry ... parents are Gerald Perry and Conya Barreras ... stepfather is Ralph Barreras ... father Gerald played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Raiders and the Oakland Raiders ... has two brothers and one sister ... cousin, Stephen Jackson, played for several teams in the NBA ... born 7/6/90 (Denver, Colo.) ... Criminal Justice major.

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