UAB kicks off against Tigers at 1 p.m. Saturday
Blazers return home to host Pirates on Saturday at Legion Field at 6 p.m. CT
Perry tosses three touchdowns, Nelson grabs two for Green team
Blazer student-athletes recognized for having 3.0 GPA or better
Will be entering his fourth season at UAB and his second as the starting punter after a redshirt year in 2010 ... served as Blazers' backup punter for two seasons before assuming starting role in 2012 ... made the most of the opportunity as he set a UAB season record with his 44.8 yards average.
2012: Took over starting punter duties and had an outstanding season as he averaged 44.8 yards per kick ... was named honorable mention All-Conference USA ... ranked No. 3 in Conference USA in punting average and was No. 12 nationally among all FBS punters in average ... had season-long punts of 61 yards (at Southern Miss) and 60 yards (at Houston) ... averaged 54.2 yards on four punts in road game at Houston ... registered 12 punts of 50 yards or more ... had 14 punts that were inside the opponent 20-yard line ... named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2011: Saw action in one game (Houston), punting twice for 41.5 average ... had a long punt of 49 yards ... was named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2010: Did not see any action and was redshirted.
High School: Attended Tallassee High School ... was a two-time, first-team Class 5A All-State performer as a punter by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) ... coached by Rodney Dollar ... also earned baseball all-metro team honors as a pitcher for the 2010 season.
Personal: Born March 2, 1992 at Montgomery, Ala. ... son of Laura and Pat Mullins (divorced) ... major is exercise science.