44 - Devin Perez Position: Fullback
Class: r-Senior
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 239 lbs.
High School: Pope John XXIII
Hometown: Sparta, N.J.
photo A strong, physical player who is utilized as a key blocker in goal-line situations ... Has shown steady improvement while at Tech and is coming off a good spring ... An improved receiver and tough runner ... Enters the preseason as the No. 2 man at fullback ... Will also be counted on as a special team contributor ... Excels in the weight room where he is a Super Iron Hokie ... Loves the game and ranks as one of the toughest competitors on the team.

2007: Provides depth at fullback ... Played on goal-line situations ... Starts on the kickoff return team ... Returned three kickoffs for 17 yards at LSU ... Played six snaps at fullback against William & Mary ... Caught a pass for one yard ... Returned a kickoff for eight yards in the BC game ... Worked six plays at fullback versus FSU ... Registered a 460-pound front squat during off-season workouts ... Earned the Don Williams Team United Award as the offensive player who put the team first during spring workouts ... Had an 8-yard run during the Maroon-White game.

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 the 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 the shot on the track and field team ... Helped lead his 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 ... Brother, Brandon, starts at fullback for New Mexico State ... 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