Paul Perkins
RB #28
Height:
5-10
Weight:
208
Age:
22
College:
UCLA
Hometown:
Mesa, AZ
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2017):

CAR
32
YDS
61
AVG
1.9
TDS
0

Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-   Originally a 5th-round (149th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2016.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-   As a rookie in 2016, Perkins played 14 regular-season games with 1 start, and started in the NFC Wild Card Game…Inactive for the season’s first 2 games…Finished 2nd on the team with 112 carries for 456 yards (4.1-yard avg.), and caught 15 passes for 162 yards (10.8-yard avg.)…Also had 4 special teams tackles (3 solo).
-   Made his NFL debut vs. Washington (9/25)…Had his first 2 carries for 8 yards at Minnesota (10/3), where he made Giants history with his first NFL reception…On the initial play of the 4th quarter, Perkins caught a short Eli Manning pass and took off down the field at U.S. Bank Stadium. When he was finally brought down at the Vikings’ 4-yard line, the play had gained 67 yards. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Perkins is the first Giants player since the 1970 merger whose initial career reception was at least 67 yards long…The previous long gain on a first career catch since the merger by a Giants player was 63 yards by Reggie McGowan, a strike replacement player, who did it on Oct. 5, 1987 against San Francisco. The longest first reception by a non-replacement player was 62 by David Meggett at Washington on Sept. 11, 1989.
-   Perkins had personal season-high rushing totals in each of the last 5 games: 38 yards at Pittsburgh (12/4), 45 vs. Dallas (12/11), 56 vs. Detroit (12/18), 68 at Philadelphia (12/22), and 102 at Washington (1/1), where he also had a season-high 21 carries.
-   Perkins made his first career start vs. the Redskins, and became the first Giants back to rush for at least 100 yards since Rashad Jennings ran for 170 yards in the 2015 season finale vs. the Eagles. Had Perkins not crossed the century mark, the Giants would have played an entire season without a 100-yard rusher for the first time since 1996.
-  Started the NFC Wild Card Game at Green Bay (1/8), and led the Giants with 30 rushing yards on 10 carries. Also caught 3 passes for 27 yards.

COLLEGE:
-   Played in 39 games with 30 starts in 3 seasons at UCLA…Career totals include 622 rushing attempts for 3,491 yards, the 3rd-highest total in school history (5.6-yard avg.), and 29 touchdowns, with a long run of 92 yards… Averaged 89.5 yards per game…Set a school record for running backs with 80 receptions for 739 yards (9.2-yard. avg.) and 3 scores… Placed 5th in school history with 4,236 all-purpose yards (including a 6-yard punt in 2013)…In 2015, started all 13 games…Team co-captain...Selected 2nd-team All-Pac-12 by both the league’s coaches and the AP…Finished 4th in the conference in rushing with 1,343 yards (on 237 carries) and 6th in all-purpose yards average (121.9 per game)...Tied for 2nd in the Pac-12 with a career-high 15 touchdowns (14 rushing, 1 receiving)...Moved up to 3rd on the school’s career rushing yards list with 3,491 yards) and 5th on the all-purpose yards list with 4,236…Ran for a career-best 219 yards vs. BYU, the 12th-highest output in school history, and most since 2004...Caught 30 passes to boost his career total to 80 receptions, a school record for running backs…Had 100-yard rushing games vs. UNLV (151), BYU (219), Stanford (104), Colorado (118), and Washington State (121)...Presented the Paul I. Wellman Memorial Award for All-Around Excellence and the Bobby Field UCLA Captains Award at the annual team banquet.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-  Served as Play 60 Ambassador adopting Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Teaneck, N.J. motivating the students, every week for a month, to get active and play outside followed by a large field day celebration...Raised awareness for A Crucial Catch by wearing custom-designed cleats during Week 13 for the league-wide initiative “My Cause My Cleats.”..Coached a team of fans in the Giants Women’s Club Flag Football game that raised money for breast cancer...Visited the children’s hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center with fellow rookies in costume on Halloween to spend time with young patients and their families...Served lunch with fellow rookies to more than 400 people at Eva’s Village in Paterson, N.J. during Thanksgiving week...Attended the 2017 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support...Attended the 2017 NBC4 and Telemundo Health and Fitness Expo Presented by Quest Diagnostics at MetLife Stadium, interacted with fans in attendance...Participated in the Rock and Wrap it Up Tribute to the New York Giants fundraiser bowling event...Participated in a conversation with Senator Cory Booker and the non-profit RISE regarding current social justice issues in our nation...Attended the Trevin Wade Foundation Strike 4 Kids bowling event, interacted with children and families that attended...Served as a coach at the Orleans Darkwa Football Skills Camp in Fort Lee, NJ.  

PERSONAL:
-   Full Name is Paul Kerry Perkins II…His father, Bruce was a fullback who played at Arizona State and in the NFL with Tampa Bay (1990) and Indianapolis (1991)…Perkins’ uncle, Don Perkins, was a running back for the Dallas Cowboys (1961-68) was named NFL Rookie of the Year in 1961, selected to 6 Pro Bowls, and is in the team’s Ring of Honor…Has a younger brother, Bryce...Sociology major…Earned 3 varsity letters as a running back and safety at Chandler (Ariz.) High School…Named first-team all-state in his senior season after rushing for 1,297 yards and 20 touchdowns...Also caught 11 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown, and had 22 tackles...As a junior, had 44 carries for 270 yards and 2 touchdowns. 11 receptions for 100 yards, plus 31 tackles and an interception...Awarded 4 letters on the track team…Was the 2011 MVP of the track team...Placed 2nd in the state 300m hurdle event as a senior...Set a school record in the 300m hurdles (37.35 seconds)...His school captured the state championship in track in 2010 and 2012.
TRANSACTIONS:
-   Originally a 5th-round (149th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2016.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-   As a rookie in 2016, Perkins played 14 regular-season games with 1 start, and started in the NFC Wild Card Game…Inactive for the season’s first 2 games…Finished 2nd on the team with 112 carries for 456 yards (4.1-yard avg.), and caught 15 passes for 162 yards (10.8-yard avg.)…Also had 4 special teams tackles (3 solo).
-   Made his NFL debut vs. Washington (9/25)…Had his first 2 carries for 8 yards at Minnesota (10/3), where he made Giants history with his first NFL reception…On the initial play of the 4th quarter, Perkins caught a short Eli Manning pass and took off down the field at U.S. Bank Stadium. When he was finally brought down at the Vikings’ 4-yard line, the play had gained 67 yards. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Perkins is the first Giants player since the 1970 merger whose initial career reception was at least 67 yards long…The previous long gain on a first career catch since the merger by a Giants player was 63 yards by Reggie McGowan, a strike replacement player, who did it on Oct. 5, 1987 against San Francisco. The longest first reception by a non-replacement player was 62 by David Meggett at Washington on Sept. 11, 1989.
-   Perkins had personal season-high rushing totals in each of the last 5 games: 38 yards at Pittsburgh (12/4), 45 vs. Dallas (12/11), 56 vs. Detroit (12/18), 68 at Philadelphia (12/22), and 102 at Washington (1/1), where he also had a season-high 21 carries.
-   Perkins made his first career start vs. the Redskins, and became the first Giants back to rush for at least 100 yards since Rashad Jennings ran for 170 yards in the 2015 season finale vs. the Eagles. Had Perkins not crossed the century mark, the Giants would have played an entire season without a 100-yard rusher for the first time since 1996.
-  Started the NFC Wild Card Game at Green Bay (1/8), and led the Giants with 30 rushing yards on 10 carries. Also caught 3 passes for 27 yards.

COLLEGE:
-   Played in 39 games with 30 starts in 3 seasons at UCLA…Career totals include 622 rushing attempts for 3,491 yards, the 3rd-highest total in school history (5.6-yard avg.), and 29 touchdowns, with a long run of 92 yards… Averaged 89.5 yards per game…Set a school record for running backs with 80 receptions for 739 yards (9.2-yard. avg.) and 3 scores… Placed 5th in school history with 4,236 all-purpose yards (including a 6-yard punt in 2013)…In 2015, started all 13 games…Team co-captain...Selected 2nd-team All-Pac-12 by both the league’s coaches and the AP…Finished 4th in the conference in rushing with 1,343 yards (on 237 carries) and 6th in all-purpose yards average (121.9 per game)...Tied for 2nd in the Pac-12 with a career-high 15 touchdowns (14 rushing, 1 receiving)...Moved up to 3rd on the school’s career rushing yards list with 3,491 yards) and 5th on the all-purpose yards list with 4,236…Ran for a career-best 219 yards vs. BYU, the 12th-highest output in school history, and most since 2004...Caught 30 passes to boost his career total to 80 receptions, a school record for running backs…Had 100-yard rushing games vs. UNLV (151), BYU (219), Stanford (104), Colorado (118), and Washington State (121)...Presented the Paul I. Wellman Memorial Award for All-Around Excellence and the Bobby Field UCLA Captains Award at the annual team banquet.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-  Served as Play 60 Ambassador adopting Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Teaneck, N.J. motivating the students, every week for a month, to get active and play outside followed by a large field day celebration...Raised awareness for A Crucial Catch by wearing custom-designed cleats during Week 13 for the league-wide initiative “My Cause My Cleats.”..Coached a team of fans in the Giants Women’s Club Flag Football game that raised money for breast cancer...Visited the children’s hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center with fellow rookies in costume on Halloween to spend time with young patients and their families...Served lunch with fellow rookies to more than 400 people at Eva’s Village in Paterson, N.J. during Thanksgiving week...Attended the 2017 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support...Attended the 2017 NBC4 and Telemundo Health and Fitness Expo Presented by Quest Diagnostics at MetLife Stadium, interacted with fans in attendance...Participated in the Rock and Wrap it Up Tribute to the New York Giants fundraiser bowling event...Participated in a conversation with Senator Cory Booker and the non-profit RISE regarding current social justice issues in our nation...Attended the Trevin Wade Foundation Strike 4 Kids bowling event, interacted with children and families that attended...Served as a coach at the Orleans Darkwa Football Skills Camp in Fort Lee, NJ.  

PERSONAL:
-   Full Name is Paul Kerry Perkins II…His father, Bruce was a fullback who played at Arizona State and in the NFL with Tampa Bay (1990) and Indianapolis (1991)…Perkins’ uncle, Don Perkins, was a running back for the Dallas Cowboys (1961-68) was named NFL Rookie of the Year in 1961, selected to 6 Pro Bowls, and is in the team’s Ring of Honor…Has a younger brother, Bryce...Sociology major…Earned 3 varsity letters as a running back and safety at Chandler (Ariz.) High School…Named first-team all-state in his senior season after rushing for 1,297 yards and 20 touchdowns...Also caught 11 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown, and had 22 tackles...As a junior, had 44 carries for 270 yards and 2 touchdowns. 11 receptions for 100 yards, plus 31 tackles and an interception...Awarded 4 letters on the track team…Was the 2011 MVP of the track team...Placed 2nd in the state 300m hurdle event as a senior...Set a school record in the 300m hurdles (37.35 seconds)...His school captured the state championship in track in 2010 and 2012.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 144 517 3.6 22 0 22 197 9 67 0 1 0
2017 NYG 4 4 32 61 1.9 14 0 7 35 5 7 0 -- --
2016 NYG 14 1 112 456 4.1 22 0 15 162 10.8 67 0 1 0
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @DAL L 3-19 7 16 2.3 3 0 2 9 4.5 5 0 -- --
2 DET L 10-24 7 10 1.4 4 0 2 12 6 7 0 -- --
3 @PHI L 24-27 9 22 2.4 7 0 2 8 4 6 0 -- --
4 @TB L 23-25 9 13 1.4 14 0 1 6 6 6 0 -- --
5 LAC L 22-27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @DEN W 23-10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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