2008 - Served as the team's punter and holder on placements in all 13 games ... Earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors from the league's coaches ... Also earned first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors ... Named a first-team All-Pac-10 selection by Phil Steele College Football magazine ... All-Pac-10 selection by ESPN.com ... Second-team All-Pac-10 pick by Rivals.com ... Set a new school record with 286 career punts and 12,220 career punting yards ... On the Ray Guy Award watch list ... Ranked sixth in the NCAA and first in the Pac-10 with 45.20 yard punting average ... Twenty-nine kicks traveled at least 50 ards and 22 were downed inside the 20-yard line ... His season average ranked fourth on the UCLA's all-time season list ... Had six punts for a 46.8 average against Tennessee, one inside the 20 ... Averaged 49.0 at BYU with a long of 61 yards and one inside the 20 ... Had a 45.1 average on 11 punts with three inside the 20 against Arizona ... The 11 kicks tied the school single-game record ... Averaged 38.5 yards on four kicks against Fresno ... Booted seven balls for a 42.1 mark with three inside the 20 versus Washington State ... Only three were returned for a total of nine yards ... Averaged 41.0 on eight kicks at Oregon with a long of 56 yards ... Three kicks left the Ducks starting from inside the 20 ... Averaged 42.6 yards on five kicks with two inside the 20 against Stanford ... The Cardinal netted 19 yards on three returns ... Averaged 50.2 yards on six punts at Cal ... Placed two inside the 20-yard line and had two kicks of at least 50 yards, including a career-long 67-yarder ... He also completed a pass for 22 yards from punt formation ... Averaged 47.0 yards on eight kicks against Oregon State, placed two inside the 20-yard line and his 67-yard kick tied his career-best ... Had four kick of at least 50 yards ... Averaged 40.7 yards on three kicks, with one inside the 20, at Washington ... His second punt of the game was the 268th of his career, a new UCLA school record ... Averaged 43.9 on eight kicks at Arizona State, with three boots of at least 50 yards and two inside the 20 ... Set the school career record for punt yardage in this contest ... Posted a 50.9 yard average in the USC game, with a long of 64 and two kicks inside the 20-yard line ... Also had a kick blocked for the first time on the season.
2007 - Served as the team's punter in all 13 games and also handled the holding chores on the placekicks ... His 91 punts tied the school record set by Chris Kluwe in 2003 ... His career average of 41.78 is currently 10th on UCLA's all-time list ... His season average of 42.3 ranked second in the Pac-10 and 29th in the nation ... Named honorable mention All-Pac-10 conference ... Named second-team Pac-10 All-Academic ... Averaged 45.8 yards on six kicks at Stanford in the opener ... His longest was 52 yards and he had one downed inside the 20 ... Against BYU, he averaged 44.0 yards on eight kicks and put six inside the 20-yard line ... Just two kicks were returned for a total of two yards ... Against Utah, he averaged 37.8 yards on five punts with one inside the 20-yard line ... Against Washington, he averaged 52.7 yards on three kicks with one inside the 20-yard line ... At Oregon State, he averaged 40 yards on seven kicks with four placed inside the 20-yard line ... Four were returned for a total of 16 yards ... Against Notre Dame, he averaged 41.0 yards on five kicks with three inside the 20-yard line ... Just two were returned for one net yard ... Averaged 39.0 yards on four punts versus California and none were returned ... At Washington State, he averaged 43.1 yards on seven kicks, although he did have one blocked ... Kicked a 66-yard punt, the longest of his career, and put two inside the 20 ... At Arizona, he averaged 47.4 yards on eight kicks and placed four inside the 20, including the two-yard line twice, the four and the seven-yard lines ... Tied his career long with a 66-yard punt ... Against Arizona State, he averaged 38.9 yards on nine kicks, with three inside the 20 ... In the win against Oregon, he averaged 46.4 yards on 10 kicks and placed four inside the 20 ... Four were returned for a total of 34 yards ... Against USC, he averaged 40.7 yards on a career-high 11 kicks, which tied the school record, and placed three inside the 20 ... Two were returned for a total of four yards ... In the Las Vegas Bowl, he averaged 36.9 yards on eight kicks, with three inside the 20 ... Two were returned for a total of four yards.
2006 - Served as the team's punter in all 13 games ... Averaged 42.56 yards on 62 punts, fourth in the Pac-10 and 22nd in the nation ... Eighteen of his 62 kicks put opponents inside the 20-yard line ... Averaged 42.8 yards on five kicks in the opener versus Utah, placing two inside the 20 and had two touchbacks ... Only one of the punts was returned for minus-two yards ... Had a 53-yard kick in the second quarter ... Against Rice, he had just one punt (25 yards) that put the Owls inside the 20-yard line ... At Washington, he averaged 35.8 yards on five kicks ... He placed one inside the 20-yard line and four were returned for 17 total yards ... Against Stanford, he averaged 36.0 yards on five kicks and placed three inside the 20, causing the Cardinal to start drives at its four, 18 and seven-yard lines ... Against Arizona, he averaged 40.7 yards on six punts with just one returned for seven yards ... He put two kicks inside the 20 ... At Oregon, he averaged 44.0 yards on five kicks, including one of 59 yards ... He also placed two inside the 20 and had just two returned for a total of two net yards ... At Notre Dame, he averaged 46.5 yards on six kicks, with a 59-yard punt for the second straight week ... Just two of his punts were returned for five yards ... Against Washington State, he averaged 43.8 yards on four kicks with a long of 59 yards for the third week in a row ... Two of his kicks put WSU inside the 20 and just one was returned for 15 yards ... At California, he averaged 34.5 yards on two punts ... Against Oregon State, he averaged 41.0 yards on four kicks ... At Arizona State, he averaged 46.8 yards on eight kicks, including a 60-yard punt ... ASU gained only 24 return yards on five attempts ... Against USC, he averaged 48.3 yards on six kicks, including two inside the 20 ... His 63-yard punt on the next to last play of the game was the longest of his career ... Only one of his kicks was returned for zero yards and the 48.3-yard average was a career best ... In the Emerald Bowl, he averaged 45.2 yards on five punts but suffered his first career block and it was returned for a touchdown ... In a three-game span (Oregon, Notre Dame and Washington State), he averaged 44.93 yards on 15 punts.
2005 - In his first season of action, Perez served as the punter in all 12 games ... On the year, he averaged 39.9 yards (eighth in the Pac-10, with 19 inside the 20-yard line and only four touchbacks ... Twenty-two of his punts were returned for a total of 156 yards (7.1 average) ... His kicking helped UCLA rank 31st nationally in net punting (35.6 average) ... Made his debut as the Bruin punter in the season opener at San Diego State ... He kicked just once, a 45-yard punt in the fourth quarter, and it was returned just three yards by the Aztecs ... Against Rice, he averaged 44.5 yards on two kicks, neither was returned ... Against Oklahoma, he averaged 38.2 yards on five kicks, placing two inside the 20-yard line ... Against Washington, he averaged 37.4 yards on eight kicks and only two were returned for a total of four yards ... Versus California, he averaged 40.9 yards on seven kicks, placing two inside the 20 ... The Bears returned just one kick for 11 yards ... At Washington State, he averaged 40.5 yards on four punts ... He averaged 41.0 yards on three kicks against Oregon State, placing all three inside the 20 ... At Stanford, he averaged 42.2 yards on five kicks with one inside the 20 ... At Arizona, he averaged 40.1 yards on seven punts and placed two inside the 20 ... Against Arizona State, he accounted for 30 yards on his only kick ... At USC, he averaged 39.7 yards on six attempts with four inside the 20 ... None were returned ... Against Northwestern, he averaged 40.4 yards on five kicks ... Two kicks pinned the Wildcats inside their 20 and they had just 12 return yards.
2004 - Did not see action in his first year in the program.
HIGH SCHOOL - Played four years of football at Charter Oak HS in Covina, CA for coach Louis Farrar ... PrepStar All-American ... Five-star prospect by Max Emfinger ... Ranked No. 3 kicker in the nation and a three-star prospect by rivals.com ... Rated No. 75 prospect in California by rivals.com ... Four-star prospect by TheInsiders.com ... Rated No. 81 prospect in California by SuperPrep ... No. 92 prospect in the West according to TheInsiders.com ... Member of Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 ... Two-time first-team All-State (Cal-Hi Sports.com) ... First-team All-CIF Southern Section ... All-CIF Division VI first-team ... Los Angeles Times All-San Gabriel Valley ... Three-time first-team all-league selection ... SuperPrep All-Region pick ... Selected for the Shrine All-Star Football Classic ... As a senior, he averaged 42.9 yards per kick and placed 11 punts inside the 20-yard line ... Had a 75% kickoff / touchback percentage ... Had a long punt of 83 yards ...Three-time first-team all-league selection ... As a junior, he averaged 41.5 yards per kick ... As a sophomore, he was selected to the first-team All-CIF Division VII squad ... Also lettered three years in soccer for coach Richard Siciliano ... Played for the LaVerne Lazers soccer club which was ranked among the top 25 in the nation.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Aaron Louis Perez ... Born: August 28, 1986 in Covina, CA ... Parents: Louis and Heidi Perez ... Has one brother, Alex ... Lists one of his biggest thrill in sports as booting an 81-yard punt in his sophomore season during the CIF finals which pinned the opponent inside its 10-yard line late in the fourth quarter ... Patterns his style of play after former Bruin All-America kicker/punter Chris Sailer ... Hobbies include training and spending time with family and friends ... Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2004, Winter 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Winter 2007, Spring 2007 and Fall 2007 ... History major.
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