44 - Devin Perez Position: Fullback
Class: r-Junior
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 248 lbs.
High School: Pope John XXIII
Hometown: Sparta, N.J.
photo A strong, physical player who will have a role on the team ... Was utilized as a blocker on short yardage and goal-line situations last season ... Will likely be called on in similar situations this fall ... A standout in the weight room, he posted the fourth-best power clean for a Tech football player with a lift of 380 pounds during the spring ... One of the toughest competitors on the team, he will help provide dependable depth at the fullback position.

2006: Worked at fullback ... His 605-pound back squat was the fourth-best on the team during preseason testing ... Played one offensive snap against Northeastern and two at North Carolina ... Got three snaps against Duke ... Also saw brief action in the Southern Miss game ... Was in for four snaps at fullback against Clemson ... Played two snaps in goal-line situations at Miami ... Got in for a play against Virginia ... Played two snaps, both of which resulted in Branden Ore touchdowns, in the bowl game against Georgia ... A Super Iron Hokie during spring strength and conditioning tests ... Turned in personal bests in all four major lifts ... His 610-pound back squat was the second-best on the team.

2005: Played fullback on the scout and jayvee teams ... Rushed five times for 36 yards in a jayvee win against Fork Union ... Scored a touchdown in that game on a 3-yard run ... Had a 360-pound push jerk on the way to Super Iron Hokie honors following spring max testing ... Turned in a 7-yard run and a 6-yard pass reception during first spring scrimmage ... Caught a 3-yard pass in the spring game.

2004: Joined the team for winter workouts and went through spring practice ... Recorded a 360-pound power clean in the spring, the seventh-best mark in program history ... Also had a 605-pound back squat and a 341-pound push jerk in spring testing.

Prep School: Attended Fork Union Military Academy for one year.

High School: Played defensive line for Pope John XXIII High School for Vic Paternostro ... Also wrestled and threw shot on the track and field team ... Helped lead football team to state championships in 2001 and 2002 ... Was named all-state, all-West Jersey and all-league in football ... Named all-state in wrestling with a 102-19 career record and all-league in track and field.

Personal: Devin Victor Perez ... Born 6/1/85 in North Bergen, NJ ... Son of Victor and Ana Perez ... Majoring in apparel, housing and resource management.

Receiving G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2007 14 1 1 1.0 0 1

K.O. Ret. G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2007 14 4 25 6.2 0 9