Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Countdown to UGA-OSU: 74 Days (#74 Kevin Perez)

#74 Kevin Perez, C
6-3, 270, Miami FL (Killian HS), RS Jr.

Perez was a key recruit out of Florida, who enrolled early in Athens but still redshirted his first season. He came into his redshirt freshman season as the backup center and appeared in 6 games that season. Last season he appeared in 4 games, again at center, but was passed by true freshman Ben Jones early in the year. An offseason DUI arrest didn't help his chances to work back up the depth chart.

Depth Chart Analysis: Dallas Lee moved ahead of Perez this past spring as the backup to Jones. Perez will probably have to work very hard to see the field this year, especially considering the offseason transgressions. Still, he's got some game experience and is one of the team's veteran offensive linemen, so with an injury or two he could become a key backup.

Other famous #74s in UGA history: OG Guy McIntyre, OT Craig "Sky" Hertwig, OL Curtis McGill, OG Max Jean-Gilles

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