it's another palindrome day at 33 days. Guess who is #33 on the roster?—Gabe Perez
#33, Gabe Perez, Junior, STUD
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 235 lbs
High School: Valencia HS, Placentia, CA
How'd he get to the Blue™?
Perez was a standout player on both sides of the line-of-scrimmage at Valencia High, where he played both OLB, DE and running back. During his last season for the Tigers, Perez rushed for 375 yards and 4 TDs and made 51 defensive stops (7 for loss) and 7 sacks. He was named first-team All-Empire League as both a sophomore and junior was given a 3-star distinction by Scout.com and rated the #76 OLB in the country by their recruiting service. Perez drew scholarship offers from Army, Colorado, Colorado State, Nevada, Utah and Utah State.
Earned another Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award. Appeared in all 14 games in the 2014-15 season. While he had the same number of tackles last season (29) as his freshman campaign, he had 3.5 sacks vs 2.5 and 7.5 tackles-for-loss compared to 7. Named a MWC scholar-athlete in 2014. Played in 12 of the Broncos 13 games in 2013. Won 10 varsity letters at Valencia (3 in football, 3 in basketball and 4 in track). Named to the All-Empire League first team in 2011. Named to All-Empire League first team in 2010. Named 2nd team All-League in basketball in 2009. Empire League track MVP in 2010. Owns school's shot put record at 57' 3".
Guess what we now have the benefit of having? The pre-season depth chart. And our boy Perez? Sitting behind Correa. Which, well, when you are the same position as Correa, that is what is most likely going to happen (unless I were playing, then I would be playing "left out").
In no way sitting behind a potential early departure draftee (though I certainly hope not) knock on Perez's own athletic prowess. Just a compliment to Correa's. When I first saw perez during his freshman year, I knew that he was going to be one to watch for the Broncos. The kid is athletic and can make moves when he has to. With 3.5 sacks under his belt as a sophomore, he can only go up. With Horn as the DE, where, outside the box, is the other team going to go? Exactly. Nowhere.
Is he on Twitter?
Completely Made Up Fact
Perez is an inventor. He had helped develop a new form of cold fusion that could have provided energy for the masses. Unfortunately the world was not (and still is not) ready for that technological breakthrough. So exerts his energy on his football opponents. They should be afraid.