Breshad Perriman

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Breshad Perriman
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Perriman throwing the first pitch at a Baltimore Orioles baseball game, 2015
No. 19 – Cleveland Browns
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1993-09-10) September 10, 1993 (age 25)
Lithonia, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Arabia Mountain
(Lithonia, Georgia)
College: Central Florida
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First Team All-AAC (2014)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2018
Receptions: 48
Receiving yards: 651
Receiving touchdowns: 3
Player stats at

Breshad Perriman (born September 10, 1993) is an American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at UCF, and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Early years

Perriman attended Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia, Georgia, where he played high school football for the Rams. As a junior, he had 27 catches for 512 yards and six touchdowns. As a senior, he had 13 catches for 301 yards and three touchdowns in only four games played. Arguably the top receiver in DeKalb County during his senior season, Perriman participated in the 2010 DeKalb County Coaches Association Senior All-Star Football Game and was the MVP of the Elite One Performance Football Camp. Perriman finished his high school career for new Class 5A Arabia Mountain in Lithonia, after playing for Lithonia's Martin Luther King and Conyers' Heritage high schools.

Perriman was also a heralded youth track & field participant, routinely competing in USA Track and Field and Junior Olympic events across the country while growing up.

Perriman was rated by as a two-star recruit.[1] He committed to the University of Central Florida (UCF) to play college football.[2][3]

College career

Perriman attended UCF from 2012 to 2014. In UCF's final conference game of 2014, against East Carolina, Perriman had a game winning 51-yard touchdown reception.[4][5] which gave the Knights a share of the American Athletic Conference Championship.

After his junior season, Perriman decided to forego his senior season and entered the 2015 NFL Draft.[6] He finished his collegiate career with 115 receptions for 2,243 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Professional career

2015 NFL Draft

Perriman did not participate at the NFL Combine due to a hamstring injury.[7] He did, however, show impressive physical ability as UCFs Pro Day at the end of March 2015, where he ran two sub-4.3 40-yard dashes.[8] This sent him climbing in several mock drafts, and some projected him to be a mid-first round pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.[8][9][10]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
212 lb
(96 kg)
4.25 s 1.51 s 2.35 s 36.5 in
(0.93 m)
10 ft 7 in
(3.23 m)
18 reps
All values from UCF Pro day[11]

On April 30, 2015, Perriman was selected in the first round with the 26th overall pick by the Baltimore Ravens.[12]

Baltimore Ravens

On May 11, 2015, Perriman signed a rookie contract with the Baltimore Ravens. The deal was reportedly worth $8.7 million over four years with a $4.6 million signing bonus.[13] On November 17, 2015, Perriman was placed on season ending injured reserve.[14] In his NFL debut on September 11, 2016, Perriman had one reception for 35 yards against the Buffalo Bills. Perriman's first start in the NFL came in October 23, 2016. He caught one pass for 11 yards in a 16-24 loss to the New York Jets.

On May 1, 2017, the Ravens announced that Perriman would switch from No. 18 to No. 11 for the season. Perriman wore No. 11 at UCF and was able to switch after the previous owner and fellow former UCF receiver, Kamar Aiken, left to the Indianapolis Colts during free agency.[15]

On May 2, 2018, the Ravens declined the fifth-year option on Perriman's contract, making him a free agent in 2019.[16]

On September 1, 2018, Perriman was released by the Ravens.[17]

Washington Redskins

On September 17, 2018, Perriman signed with the Washington Redskins, but was waived five days later on September 22.[18][19]

Cleveland Browns

On October 13, 2018, Perriman signed with the Cleveland Browns.[20]

Personal life

His father, Brett Perriman, played 10 years in the NFL as a wide receiver for four teams.[21]


  1. ^ bio
  2. ^ Breshad Perriman chooses UCF over Miami Hurricanes and Florida State
  3. ^ The Prospector: UCF lands promise, hope in stellar athlete Breshad Perriman
  4. ^ UCF receiver Breshad Perriman calls game-winning catch years in the making a blessing
  5. ^ Breshad Perriman: ‘I’m Still In Shock’
  6. ^ UCF receiver Breshad Perriman will enter the NFL Draft
  7. ^ Rosenhaus, Drew (February 20, 2015). "Breshad Perriman has been medically excluded from doing the combine workout". Twitter. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  8. ^ a b Thorman, Joel (April 2, 2015). "2015 NFL mock draft: Peter King sends WR Breshad Perriman to Kansas City Chiefs". SB Nation.
  9. ^ Zierlin, Lance (April 8, 2015). "Mock Draft 4.0: Perriman's ascent continues".
  10. ^ Chiari, Mike (April 5, 2015). "NFL Mock Draft 2015: Projections for Top Prospects in Anticipated 1st Round". Bleacher report.
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  12. ^ "Round 1: Ravens Select WR Breshad Perriman With Top Pick". April 30, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  13. ^ Wesseling, Chris. "Breshad Perriman, Baltimore Ravens strike rookie deal". Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  14. ^ Mink, Ryan (November 17, 2015). "Breshad Perriman Placed on Injured Reserved". Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  15. ^ Matthew Cohen (May 11, 2017). "Breshad Perriman to change from number 18 to 11". Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  16. ^ "Ravens decline WR Breshad Perriman's fifth-year option". May 2, 2018.
  17. ^ Mink, Ryan (September 1, 2018). "Ravens Make Final Cuts to 53 Players".
  18. ^ Keim, John. "Washington Redskins add to WR depth with Michael Floyd, Breshad Perriman". ESPN. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  19. ^ Wilson, Ryan. "Redskins release former Ravens first-round receiver four days after signing him". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  20. ^ "Browns sign WR Breshad Perriman, place Derrick Willies on IR, make other roster moves". October 13, 2018.
  21. ^ UCF's Breshad Perriman boasts NFL pedigree, high expectations

External links

  • UCF Knights biography
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