Bryce Perkins

Bryce Perkins (born December 20, 1996) is an American football quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Arizona State before transferring to Arizona Western College and then to Virginia, where he earned a starting role.

Bryce Perkins
Bryce Perkins.jpg
No. 5 – Los Angeles Rams
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1996-12-20) December 20, 1996 (age 24)
San Diego, California
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Chandler (Chandler, Arizona)
College:Arizona State
Virginia
Undrafted:2020
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second Team All-ACC (2019)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Perkins attended Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona. As a senior, he led Chandler to their first state championship victory since 1949.[1] During his high school career he passed for 5,332 yards with 70 touchdowns and had 26 rushing touchdowns. Perkins committed to Arizona State University to play college football.[2]

College careerEdit

Arizona State (2015–2016)Edit

Perkins redshirted his first year at Arizona State in 2015 and missed 2016 due to a broken neck.[3]

Arizona Western College (2017)Edit

He transferred to Arizona Western College in 2017.[4] In his lone season there he passed for 1,311 yards and seven touchdowns and rushed for 353 yards and four touchdowns.[5]

Virginia (2018–2019)Edit

In 2018, Perkins transferred to the University of Virginia.[6] Prior to the season, he was named the team's starter.[7][8] He started all 13 games and set the school record for total offense in a single season with 3,603 yards and 34 touchdowns. He completed 225 of 349 passes for 2,680 yards with 25 touchdowns, nine interceptions and rushed for 923 yards and nine touchdowns.[9] Perkins returned to Virginia as the starting quarterback for the 2019 season.[10] Perkins started all 14 games for Virginia in 2019 and finished the season with 319 completions out of 495 pass attempts (64.4%) for 3,540 passing yards, 22 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. He also had 227 carries for 769 rushing yards (3.4 YPC) and 11 touchdowns.[11]

Professional careerEdit

Perkins signed with the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent on April 25, 2020.[12] He was waived by the team during final roster cuts on September 5, 2020, and signed to the practice squad the next day.[13][14] On January 2, 2021, Perkins was promoted to the active roster for the season finale against the Arizona Cardinals. On January 15, 2021, Perkins was promoted to the active roster ahead of the Rams divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers.[15] On January 18, 2021, Perkins signed a reserve/futures contract with the Rams.[16]

Personal lifeEdit

His father, Bruce Perkins, played fullback at Arizona State and briefly in the NFL.[17][18] His uncle, Don Perkins, played eight seasons as a running back with the Dallas Cowboys. His older brother, Paul Perkins, also plays in the NFL.[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Obert, Richard (November 29, 2014). "Chandler tops Hamilton for 1st championship since 1949". The Arizona Republic. Gannett. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  2. ^ Haller, Doug (August 26, 2014). "Chandler quarterback Bryce Perkins commits to ASU". The Arizona Republic. Gannett. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Teel, David (April 26, 2019). "Broken neck, renowned surgeon, admissions snafu led Bryce Perkins to U.Va". Daily Press. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  4. ^ Metcalfe, Jeff (June 7, 2017). "Former ASU quarterback Bryce Perkins signs with Arizona Western College". The Arizona Republic. Gannett. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  5. ^ Counts, Ron (August 21, 2018). "Out of the desert: Arizona native Bryce Perkins had to leave home to find the right fit at Virginia". The Daily Progress. Berkshire Hathaway. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  6. ^ Hall, David (December 5, 2017). "U.Va. lands ex-Arizona State QB". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  7. ^ Barber, Mike (August 3, 2018). "New UVA quarterback Perkins 'built for this'". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Berkshire Hathaway. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  8. ^ Doughty, Doug (March 23, 2018). "Mendenhall raves about new UVa quarterback Perkins". The Roanoke Times. Berkshire Hathaway. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  9. ^ Harvey, John (March 25, 2019). "QB Bryce Perkins returns to the field following surgery as Virginia opens spring football practice". The Daily Progress. Berkshire Hathaway. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  10. ^ Associated Press (September 19, 2019). "Bryce Perkins' poise key to success for No. 21 Virginia". USA Today. Gannett. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  11. ^ "Sports-Reference: Bryce Perkins stats". sports-reference.com. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  12. ^ Han, Jamie (April 25, 2020). "Rams agree to terms with 20 undrafted free agents". TheRams.com.
  13. ^ "Rams waive nine players, place Howard on injured reserve and Robinson on reserve/non-football injury list". TheRams.com. September 5, 2020.
  14. ^ "Rams sign 15 players to practice squad". TheRams.com. September 6, 2020.
  15. ^ Williamson, Bill (January 15, 2021). "Rams elevate quarterback Bryce Perkins for Green Bay Packers game". Turf Show Times. Retrieved January 19, 2021.
  16. ^ DaSilva, Cameron (January 18, 2021). "Rams sign QB Bryce Perkins, 13 others to futures contracts". Rams Wire. Retrieved January 19, 2021.
  17. ^ Wang, Gene (November 1, 2018). "Bryce Perkins of Virginia says he got his moves from Dad – and from dodging trouble with Mom". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  18. ^ "Bruce Perkins, RB". NFL.com. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  19. ^ Haller, Doug (October 2, 2015). "Brotherly love: UCLA's Paul Perkins, ASU's Bryce Perkins meet in Pac-12 clash". The Arizona Republic. Gannett. Retrieved May 12, 2019.

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