Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
Game notes from Minnesota's 44-28 win over Purdue on Oct. 27, 2012
Golden Gophers - Boilermakers
Justin Gaard of the Gopher Radio Network sits down with Ben Perry.
Gopher football game vs. Michigan State, Nov. 24, 2012 at TCF Bank Stadium
2014 SENIOR SEASON: Competed against Eastern Illinois made one tackle against Middle Tennessee played against Iowa and against Missouri.
2013 JUNIOR SEASON: Played in nine games recorded seven tackles, including one tackle-for-loss. Game-by-Game: Saw action against UNLV and at New Mexico State but did not record any statistics made two solo tackles, including one tackle-for-loss at Michigan notched one tackle at Northwestern and two tackles against Nebraska competed at Indiana and made two tackles against Penn State saw action against Wisconsin and at Michigan State.
2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in all 13 games and recorded one start against Purdue recorded 10 tackles, one sack and forced one fumble. Game-by-Game: Played at UNLV and recorded one pass breakup had one solo tackle against New Hampshire, Western Michigan and Syracuse assisted on one tackle vs. Northwestern started against Purdue and had two tackles, one sack and forced one fumble assisted on two tackles at Nebraska made two tackles vs. Michigan State played vs. Texas Tech, but did not record any statistics.
2011 FRESHMAN SEASON: Started all 12 games at defensive end recorded 15 tackles (six solo, nine assisted) made 2.5 tackles for loss with one sack. Game-by-Game: Notched first career start and tallied one tackle at USC started in home opener vs. New Mexico State recorded one stop in victory against Miami (Ohio) garnered one solo tackle at Michigan tallied solo tackles with two tackles-for-loss and one sack at Purdue assisted on one tackle vs. Nebraska made three tackles in 22-21 victory against Iowa assisted on two tackles at Michigan State recorded one tackle at Northwestern recorded two tackles with 0.5 tackles-for-loss loss in 27-7 victory against Illinois.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate Southlake Carroll High School led team to an 11-2 record and the second round of the Texas Class 5A playoffs named second-team All-District 6-5A ranked eighth on the team with 46 tackles finished second on the team with seven sacks in 2009 tallied two pass break-ups and forced one fumble standout discus thrower coached by Hal Wasson.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 25, 1991 son of Ben Perry Sr. and Kim Perry.
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