Peria Jerry
Peria Jerry

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Batesville, Miss.

High School:
South Panola; Hargrave

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 290

Position:
DL

Experience:
1L


Had an outstanding spring and received the Jeff Hamm Memorial Award for the most improved defensive player of spring drills ... Moved from tackle to end and promptly emerged as the starter ... Got better every day of spring as he became a good technician with his hands ... Considered an excellent pass rusher ... Is explosive and quick off the football and has a knack of making a lot of plays in the offensive backfield ... Coaches feel is a difference-maker and can become a dominate force at the defensive end spot ... He has the ability to play all four defensive line spots ... His versatility is extremely valuable to the defensive front ... Listed as an "Emerging Star" at Ole Miss by Lindy's magazine ... Posted a team-high six solo tackles, including four TFLs with two sacks in the Red-Blue Game.

2005: After missing the first four games of his true freshman season with injury, appeared in six of the final seven games ... Finished the season with three total tackles ... Earned first letter ... Assisted on a tackle against Auburn (10/29) and LSU (11/19) ... Credited with a solo stop at Mississippi State (11/26).

PREP SCHOOL: Signed with Ole Miss in 2004 Class, but decided to attend Hargrave Military Academy ... Was rated as the No. 15 prep school player in the country by Rivals.com ... Played in eight games at Hargrave during 2004 season and was credited with 30 tackles, including five QB sacks ... Coached at Hargrave by Robert Prunty.

HIGH SCHOOL: While playing for South Panola High in Batesville, was selected first team All-State and Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year by the Mississippi Association of Coaches ... Also named first team All-State by The Clarion-Ledger ... Member of RebelGrove.com Mississippi 15 Finest list ... Rated No. 11 on Rivals.com Mississippi Top 20 ... Made Mobile Register's Super Southeast 120 ... Was a member of Max Emfinger's Super South Top 200, which rated Jerry as the No. 6 inside linebacker in the region ... Member of Clarion-Ledger's Top 40 recruits in Mississippi and The Sun-Herald's Top 30 ... PrepStar All-Region and SuperPrep All-Dixie ... Selected to play in the 2004 Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic in Mobile, Alabama ... A three-year starter who capped off his senior season by leading South Panola with 104 tackles, which included seven tackles for loss and three QB sacks ... Helped South Panola finish with a perfect 15-0 record in 2003, which was good enough to win the Class 5A state championship and earn a final No. 9 national ranking by USA Today ... Sat out his junior season ... Career statistics at South Panola included 255 tackles and 16 QB sacks ... Earned three letters in football ... Coached in high school by Ricky Woods.

PERSONAL: Son of Anita Jerry ... Full name is Peria Edward Jerry ... Born: August 23, 1984 ... His brother, John, is an Ole Miss football signee ... College of Liberal Arts.

JERRY'S CAREER STATISTICS
--DEFENSE--

Year G-S UT AT TT TFL-YDS Sacks-Yds
2005 6-0 1 2 3 0-0 0-0
Total 6-0 1 2 3 0-0 0-0

JERRY'S CAREER HIGHS
TACKLES: 1, 3X, MR: at Mississippi State (11/26/05)
SOLO TACKLES: 1, at Mississippi State (11/26/05)

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