UAB kicks off against Tigers at 1 p.m. Saturday
The Blazers held an early 9-0 advantage, but fell 29-15 to the Buckeyes
UAB gained 267 yards, but was kept out of the end zone
Perry tosses three touchdowns, Nelson grabs two for Green team
Vote for Perry as top performer on Allstate Sugar Bowl Facebook page
UAB vs. Ohio State (9/22/12)
AP Photos: Football vs. South Carolina
UAB vs. Troy
Spring Football Game 2012
No. 22 Southern Miss at UAB - AP Photo Gallery
Was redshirted as a true freshman in 2009 ... saw his first action at UAB in 2011 as he became starting quarterback after injuries sidelined Bryan Ellis ... started first three games of 2012 season ... has connected on 59 percent of his passes during career ... ranks No. 6 all-time at UAB in passing yardage with 3,075 ... has 16 career touchdown passes ... also an outstanding runner from the quarterback position with 355 career rushing yards.
2012: Started first three games of the season (Troy, South Carolina and Ohio State) ... finished the season with 74 completions on 122 attempts (60.7 percent) for 1,033 yards ... had six touchdown passes with only one interception ... in season opener vs. Troy, he passed for 317 yards and a pair of touchdowns ... also ran for 46 yards against the Trojans ... had an outstanding game in relief in season finale at UCF when he came off the bench to throw for 307 yards and two touchdowns, including a career-long, 76-yard scoring strike to wide receiver Patrick Hearn ... passed for 219 yards in road game at South Carolina ... was 7-of-11 for 63 yards in limited duty at Ohio State ... was 8-for-10 for 90 yards with a pair of touchdown throws in win over Southeastern Louisiana.
2011: Began season as the backup to Bryan Ellis but became the starter after Ellis suffered variety of injuries that derailed his season ... made eight starts during the season with first career starting assignment coming against Troy ... started back-to-back contests vs. Troy and Mississippi State before Ellis returned to field ... passed for 196 yards and rushed for 19 in first career start at Troy ... assumed starting job for good after Ellis was injured vs. Tulsa on Oct. 15 ... finished year hitting 58 percent of his passes as he hit 174-of-300 for 2,042 yards with 10 touchdown passes ... rushed for 294 yards on 92 attempts with three rushing touchdowns ... despite only eight starts, Perry's 2,042 passing total ranks No. 8 all-time among single-season marks in UAB history ... passed for 410 yards and four touchdowns in comeback win at Memphis Nov. 12 ... the 410 total is the seventh-highest total by a Blazer in a game ... his 457-yard mark (410 passing, 47 rushing) vs. Memphis is third-highest total offense number in UAB history ... passed for 327 yards and a pair of touchdowns in home win over UCF ... of Perry's 2,042 passing yards during the season, 1,527 of those came in the final six games of the campaign ... all 10 touchdown passes were in the final six contests ... also passed for more than 200 yards against Marshall (215) and Southern Miss (236) ... nearly posted a 100-yard rushing game in final contest of season as he ran for 97 vs. Florida Atlantic on 16 carries with one rushing TD ... also had impressive rushing games vs. Southern Miss (53), Memphis (47) and Mississippi State (44) ... season-long pass was 51-yarder to Patrick Hearn at East Carolina.
2010: Did not see any action.
2009: Did not see any action and was redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: Attended Dunbar High School in Baltimore, Md. ... was rated among the top quarterbacks in Maryland as a senior, throwing for nearly 1,800 yards with 19 touchdown passes ... helped lead Dunbar to three consecutive Class 1A state titles ... led Poets to 11-1 record en route to their third-straight state crown ... also played in the Maryland Crab Bowl, an event that draws the top senior football players throughout the state ... in 2008 state championship game, Perry engineered a game-winning, 89-yard drive in the final two minutes, culminating with his 34-yard touchdown pass with only two seconds remaining ... was one of nine Dunbar seniors from 2008 team to sign with a Division I program.
Personal: Born Feb. 6, 1991 at Baltimore, Md. ... son of Samantha Murray ... major is communications management.