Players

Peria Jerry
DT #97
Height:
6-2
Weight:
295
College:
Mississippi
Experience:
6
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 64 67 51 16 5.5 0 3 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 ATL 16 33 25 8 3.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2012 ATL 14 14 11 3 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 ATL 16 10 7 3 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2010 ATL 16 9 8 1 2 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2009 ATL 2 1 0 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

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Selected as a first round (24th pick overall) draft choice by Atlanta in 2009.

2012 (FALCONS)

Played in 14 games with nine starts. Logged a career-high 22 tackles (16 solo) with one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and one pass defense. Recorded a career-high four tackles in the NFC Divisional Playoff game against Seattle (1/13). Set a regular season career best with three tackles (two solo) at New Orleans (11/11). Recovered his first career fumble and collected three tackles (two solo) at Detroit (12/22).

TRANSACTIONS

Selected as a first round (24th pick overall) draft choice by Atlanta in 2009.

2012 (FALCONS)

Played in 14 games with nine starts. Logged a career-high 22 tackles (16 solo) with one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and one pass defense. Recorded a career-high four tackles in the NFC Divisional Playoff game against Seattle (1/13). Set a regular season career best with three tackles (two solo) at New Orleans (11/11). Recovered his first career fumble and collected three tackles (two solo) at Detroit (12/22).

2011 (FALCONS)

Recorded two tackles in first career start at Chicago (9/11). Forced a fumble against Philadelphia (9/18). Tallied two tackles (one solo) and two tackles for loss at Tampa Bay (9/25). Notched two tackles (one solo) and added a quarterback hit at Seattle (10/2). Saw action on defense vs. Green Bay (10/9). Saw action on defense vs. Carolina (10/16). Saw action on defense at Detroit (10/23). Recorded one tackle at Indianapolis (11/6). Registered one quarterback hit vs. New Orleans (11/13). Saw action on defense vs. Tennessee (11/20). Collared one tackle vs. Minnesota (11/27). Recorded one tackle at Houston (12/4). Notched one pass defensed at Carolina (12/11). Assisted on one tackle vs. Jacksonville (12/15). Tallied one tackle at New Orleans (12/26). Saw action on defense vs. Tampa Bay (1/1)

2010 (FALCONS)

Recorded one tackle and his first career sack at Philadelphia (10/17). Notched one tackles and one sack for a loss of nine yards against Carolina (1/2).

2009 (FALCONS)

Competed in two games with one tackle before his rookie season was cut short due to a knee injury. Was placed on injured reserve on September 21.

COLLEGE

In 38 career games at Ole Miss, totaled 132 tackles, 11.5 sacks, 33 tackles for loss, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles,two fumble recoveries and one interception. Named to the All-SEC team twice in his collegiate career (first team in ‘08 and second team in ‘07).

PERSONAL

Competed at Hargrave Military Academy before joining the Ole Miss roster. Played in eight games at Hargrave in 2004 and was credited with 30 tackles and five sacks. Attended South Panola High School in Batesville, Mississippi and was selected as a first-team all-state and Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year by the Mississippi Association of Coaches. Made Mobile Register's Super Southeast 120 and was a member of Max Emfinger's Super South Top 200, which rated Jerry as the No. 6 inside linebacker in the region. Career statistics at South Panola included 255 tackles and 16 QB sacks. 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. Full name is Peria Edward Jerry. Son of Anita Jerry. His brother, John, is an offensive lineman at Ole Miss and his cousins Eddie Strong and Toward Sanford both played at Ole Miss. Made the U.M.A.A. Honor Roll in Fall of 2006.

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