|Hometown:||Queen Creek, Ariz.|
2014 - Became the first Bruin to lead the Pac-12 in rushing since DeShaun Foster in 2001 ... His total of 1,575 yards rushing was the second-highest total in a season ever by a UCLA back ... Ranked 15th in the NCAA in rushing yards (1,575), 16th in rushing yards per game (121.2) and 29th in the nation in all-purpose rushing (136.6) ... Had six 100-yard rushing games, topped by a 194-yard performance in the bowl win over Kansas State ... Had his first 100-yard game vs. Texas (24-126) and added five catches (69 yds) ... Ran for 190 yards on 22 carries against Oregon ... Went for 180 yards at Colorado, including a 92-yard scoring run which tied for the second-longest in school history ... Recorded his first two scoring receptions in the win at Cal ... Honorable mention all-conference selection by the coaches ... Presented the Captain Don Brown Award for Most Improved Player at the team's annual banquet.
2013 - Saw action in 13 games and made four starts ... Ran for scores in games vs. Nevada, Nebraska, Cal, Arizona State, USC and Virginia Tech ... Totaled at least 50 yards rushing in six games ... Ran for 93 yards on 22 carries at Oregon ... Had 92 yards on 16 rushes at Utah ... Caught three balls for 76 yards at USC ... Made three catches for 36 yards vs. New Mexico State ... Honorable mention Academic All-Conference ... Presented the Captain Don Brown Award for Most Improved Player on offense at the team banquet.
2012 - Did not see game action in his first year in the program and has three seasons of eligibility remaining after working on the scout team in practice.
HIGH SCHOOL - Earned three varsity letters as a running back and safety at Chandler HS for coach Shaun Aguano ... A three-star recruit according to scout.com and the No. 85 cornerback prospect in the nation ... Three-star recruit according to rivals.com and the No. 40 prospect at the athlete position in the nation ... ESPN two-star recruit and the No. 25 prospect in Arizona ... SuperPrep's No. 11 recruit in the state of Arizona ... Named first-team all-state in his senior season after rushing for 1,297 yards and 20 touchdowns ... Also caught 11 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown ... Made 22 tackles ... As a junior, had 44 carries for 270 yards and two touchdowns ... Made 11 catches for 100 yards ... Recorded 31 tackles and made one interception ... Awarded four letters on the track team (coach Eric Richardson) ... 2011 MVP of the track team ... Placed second in the state 300m hurdle event as a senior ... Set a school record in the 300m hurdles (37.35) ... His school captured the state championship in track in 2010 and 2012.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Paul Kerry Perkins II ... Born in Mesa, AZ... Parents: Paul and Ore Perkins ... Dad (a.k.a. Bruce) played football at Arizona State and in the NFL with Tampa Bay (1990) and Indianapolis (1991) as a fullback ... His uncle, Don Perkins played eight seasons as a running back for the Cowboys ... Has a younger brother, Bryce ... Lists his biggest thrills in sports as rushing for 266 yards against the State championship team and winning the state meet in track ... Lists his dad as the athlete he admires the most ... Hobbies include working out, cooking and playing video games ... Earned a spot on the Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll in Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Fall 2013 quarters.