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  Tab Perry
Tab Perry

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Milpitas, CA

High School:
Milpitas

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
01/20/1982

UCLA -- Tab was readmitted to UCLA on August 17 ... He is a big, physical wide receiver ... His career receiving totals are now 62 catches for 1,172 yards and three touchdowns ... He ranks 17th in UCLA history in career yardage and 23rd in receptions ... An outstanding kickoff returner who has set many Bruin records in this area ... Enters his senior year ranked second in career kickoff returns (56) and kickoff return yardage (1,262 yards).

2003 -- Did not play because he was academically ineligible to compete.

2002 -- Saw action in 12 games, missing the Washington State contest ... Started 10 times, coming off the bench against Colorado and New Mexico ... He ranked second on the team with his 698 receiving yards and third with his 35 receptions and produced 24 first downs ... His average of 19.94 yards per reception led the conference ... Ranked 13th in the Pac-10 with his average of 58.2 yards per game ... His 1,329 all-purpose yards ranked 13th on the all-time school list ... His 25 kickoff returns ranked second all-time behind his own record of 29, set in 2000 ... His 626 kickoff return yards set a school record, breaking his own old mark of 598, set in 2000, and his 25.0 kickoff return average ranked third in the conference ... He ranked seventh in the Pac-10 with his average of 110.8 all-purpose yards and his average of 21.68 yards per play was the highest in the league ... Had two catches for 43 yards in the season-opener against Colorado State ... Made three catches for 77 yards at Oklahoma State, producing first downs on all three grabs ... In the Colorado game, he made three catches for 23 yards and averaged 29.7 yards on three kickoff returns ... At San Diego State, he made two grabs for 25 yards ... He had the best game of his career at Oregon State, making seven catches for 145 yards and five first downs ... Three of his catches measured at least 25 yards and two helped sustain long scoring drives ... In addition, he also recovered Oregon State's onside kick to help seal the victory ... He also returned three kickoffs for 51 yards ... Against Oregon, he tied his career high with seven catches and totaled 126 yards, giving him back-to-back 100-yard receiving games for the first time in his career ... He gave the Bruins an early lead with his 55-yard scoring grab on UCLA's first offensive play from scrimmage and produced four first downs on the day ... He returned three kickoffs for 88 yards, including one of 38 yards ... Made one catch for 13 yards at Cal and returned two kickoffs for 43 yards ... Against Stanford, he had receptions of 38 yards on UCLA's first touchdown drive and a spectacular 49-yard catch to set a field goal late in the second quarter ... At Washington, he made four catches for 64 yards and two first downs ... He had a 23-yard catch on UCLA's first touchdown drive and a 24-yard catch that led to a touchdown ... At Arizona, he made three catches for a team-high 89 yards ... He made a great 40-yard catch to set up a touchdown and also had a 37-yard catch-and-run on UCLA's first field goal drive ... Against USC, he sprained an ankle in the first quarter and was limited to one catch for six yards ... He averaged 31.0 yards on four kickoff returns ... He sat out the Washington State game due to the ankle injury ... He did not make a catch in the bowl game win over New Mexico, but did return two kickoffs for a total of 50 yards ... That yardage moved him into first place on UCLA's single-season kickoff return yardage list.

2001 -- Saw action in nine games with eight starting assignments ... Missed the Oregon and USC games due to a rib injury suffered in the Washington State game ... On the year, Perry led the team with 416 receiving yards and was third with 21 receptions ... He tied for the team lead with two receiving touchdowns ... He made one reception of at least 40 yards in four of his nine games ... In his first career start at Alabama, he made five receptions for 113 yards and one touchdown ... He caught a long strike along the left sideline and finished the play for a 53-yard score, the first of his career ... Against Kansas, he made a 49-yard touchdown catch on a well-executed post route ... In the win over Ohio State, he made four catches for 83 yards, including a 46-yarder on the right sideline ... At Oregon State, he made one catch for 13 yards midway through the second quarter but suffered a concussion when hit after the catch ... Against Washington, he made two receptions for 29 yards and added two catches for 31 yards versus California ... At Stanford, he made three receptions for 65 yards, including one for 44 yards ... At Washington State, he made three receptions for 33 yards ... However, early in the third quarter, he was hit after catching a pass and suffered four fractured ribs and a partially collapsed lung ... He was taken from the field by ambulance and remained in a Pullman hospital until Friday, when he returned to Los Angeles ... He was on the sideline (not dressed) for the Oregon and USC games and played sparingly versus Arizona State but did not catch a pass.

2000 -- One of just three true freshmen to play, Perry made the first reception of his career against Fresno State ... On the year, he made six catches for 58 yards, including two for 20 yards versus Arizona State and an 18-yard catch against Stanford ... He appeared in each of the first 10 games on offense and played at least 15 snaps on five occasions, including 26 against Alabama, 25 versus Arizona State and 24 against Michigan ... In addition, he set new school records with 29 kickoff returns and 598 yards, breaking Jim McElroy's records of 24 and 595, set in 1995 ... He averaged 20.6 yards (ninth in the Pac-10), including 37-yard returns versus Oregon State and Arizona.

HIGH SCHOOL -- Earned three letters in football at Milpitas, CA High School for coach Kelly King ... Second-team USA Today All-American ... Selected to play in both the California / Texas Shrine game and the CaliFlorida Bowl ... Member of PrepStar Dream Team (No. 7 wide receiver) ... Member of PrepStar All-West Super 30 (No. 14 prospect) ... Ranked No. 1 receiver in West Region by PrepStar ... A SuperPrep All-American, he ranked No. 13 among wide receivers ... SuperPrep No. 6 prospect in his region ... Member of CBS SportsLine/PrepStar Top 100 ... Student Sports All-American ... Cornwell National Top 100 (No. 42 prospect) ... Ranked among the nation's Top 100 prospects (No. 6 wide receiver) by Tom Lemming/ESPN.com ... Member of Rivals 100 list ... Selected to Long Beach Press-Telegram's Best in the West team (eight votes) ... Selected to Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 ... First-team All-State (Student Sports) ... Orange County Register Fab 15 first-team selection ... First-team All-Pac-West ... Selected first-team All-San Jose by the Mercury News ... Member of the Las Vegas Sun Super 11 ... During his career, he made 105 receptions for 1,789 yards (17.0) and 16 touchdowns, averaged 30.5 yards on 25 kickoff returns and 20.4 yards on 34 punt returns ... Totaled 3,879 yards overall during his prep days ... As a senior, he made 47 receptions for 715 yards and six touchdowns, including an 89-yarder ... He also rushed for 591 yards and nine scores on 70 attempts ... He accounted for 1,522 all-purpose yards and was named the Most Valuable Offensive Player in the league ... PrepStar pre-season Dream Team and All-West Super 30 selection ... Member of SuperPrep pre-season Top 50 and a SuperPrep All-American (No. 2 skill athlete) ... On defense, he made 86 tackles, returned an interception for a touchdown and had four fumble recoveries ... As a junior, Perry made 41 receptions for 698 yards and seven touchdowns ... Defensively, he made 96 tackles and two interceptions ... On special teams, he returned 17 punts for 427 yards and three touchdowns (including a 72-yarder) and eight kickoffs for 280 yards and two scores (95-yard and 91-yard returns) ... He was named league MVP and Junior Player of the Year in the Central Coast Section ... As a sophomore, he caught 18 balls for 386 yards and three touchdowns ... He returned eight kickoffs for a 38.0 average, including one for a 94-yard touchdown ... Returned 12 punts for a 19.1 average and three scores ... He was selected league MVP and All-Central Coast Section ... On defense, he was credited with 87 tackles ... Also lettered in 1999 in soccer for coach Bill Leffler ... Lettered in baseball for coach Bob Sharpe in both the 1999 and 2000 seasons ... Also played American Legion baseball.

PERSONAL -- Full Name: Tab Wilson Perry ... Born: January 20, 1982 in Pennsylvania ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as making a game-saving tackle on the one-yard line ... Admires former Arizona State star J.R. Redmond's style of play and his ability to play multiple positions ... Earned spot on the Director's Honor Roll in Spring 2002 (3.23) ... Sociology major.

Varsity Statistics - T. Perry
Receiving

Year

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Lg

2000

6

58

9.7

0

18

2001

21

416

19.8

2

53

2002

35

698

19.9

1

55

Totals

62

1,172

18.9

3

55

Kickoff Returns

Year

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Lg

2000

29

598

20.6

0

37

2001

2

38

19.0

0

22

2002

25

626

25.0

0

49

Totals

56

1,272

22.5

0

49

Career Highs
Catches: 7 vs. Oregon, 2002; 7 vs. Oregon State, 2002
Receiving Yards: 145 vs. Oregon State, 2002


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