- Tight End
- 6' 4
- 242 lbs.
- High School/Other
- Richmond, Va.
Updated: September 24, 2013
2013: Has started all four games … Made first career start at tight end, while also seeing action on special teams in the season opener against Alabama … Was in at tight end and on special teams against Western Carolina and at East Carolina … Logged 50 offensive snaps at tight end and added action on 10 special teams plays against Marshall.
2012: Played in all 13 games, logging 12 snaps on offense and appearing in over 60 special teams plays … Saw time on special teams in the win over Georgia Tech … Was in on eight offensive snaps against Austin Peay … Saw action on special teams at Pittsburgh … Was in on four offensive snaps against Bowling Green … Contributed on special teams against Cincinnati and at North Carolina … Saw action on special teams against Duke and at Clemson … Played 15 special teams plays at Miami … Was in on 13 special teams plays against Florida State … Contributed on 14 special teams plays at Boston College and 13 against Virginia … Was in on special teams against Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl … Had four catches during spring scrimmages … Also had a 6-yard reception during the spring game.
2011: Played in all 14 games ... Played 50 snaps on defense and 68 on special teams ... Assisted on three tackles, had a 1/2 tackle for loss and a QB hurry in first collegiate action against Appalachian State ... Was in on three special teams plays and three defensive snaps at ECU ... Had two solo tackles in the win over Arkansas State ... Worked three special teams plays at Marshall and 11 more against Clemson ... Saw brief action on the D-line in the win over Miami while also working seven plays on special teams ... Worked six snaps on defense while seeing action on special teams at Wake Forest ... Worked a play at defensive end while also seeing action on nine special teams plays against BC ... Saw action for five plays on special teams at Duke and four more at Georgia Tech ... Racked up four snaps on special teams against UNC ... Worked briefly on coverage at Virginia ... Had three tackles during 17 total snaps (nine at defensive end) in the ACC Championship Game against Clemson.
2010: Added some weight while redshirting during the fall … Practiced at end and worked with the scout team … Had a sack among his five tackles in the Hokies’ first full scrimmage of the spring … Collected three tackles and another TFL in scrimmage No. 4 … Shared a sack during the Maroon-White game.
2009: Injured his shoulder before practice began and did not enroll until January … Went through off-season workouts … Went through spring practice at defensive end … Picked up a tackle in each of the team’s first two scrimmages.
High School: A three-year letterwinner for Coach Patrick Kane … Ranked the No. 34 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Rated the No. 26 weakside defensive end in the nation and the No. 26 player in the state by Rivals … Listed as the No. 34 tight end prospect in the nation by ESPN/Scouts, Inc. … Rated the No. 137 defensive end prospect nationally by Scout.com … Ranked the No. 34 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep … A member of SuperPrep’s Mid-Atlantic Team … Named to PrepStar’s All-Atlantic Region Team as a defensive lineman … Played in just six games his senior season because of injuries … Averaged 27 yards per catch … A first-team All-Colonial District selection as a tight end and a second-team selection as a defensive end his senior season … As a junior, accounted for four defensive touchdowns and one safety from his defensive end spot … Caught 22 passes, including eight for touchdowns, as a receiver his junior season.
Personal: Duan Christian Perez-Means … Born 2/4/91 in Staten Island, NY … Son of Duan and Eva Means … Majoring in psychology.