2001: Played the first seven games of the season before suffering a season-ending leg injury ... Had a season-high two stops at Michigan ... Also recovered a fumble vs. the Wolverines ... Had one tackle and two quarterback hurries vs. Northern Illinois ... Had one tackle and a quarterback hurry vs. Louisville.
2000: Played in six games ... Tallied five tackles in rookie season ... Had three tackles against Minnesota and two vs. Iowa.
High School: Named to the Prep Star All-Midwest team ? Earned two letters for Coach David Holmes at Proviso East High School ? Registered 96 tackles and seven sacks during senior season ? Also blocked four field goals and three punts ? Named Chicago Sun-Times Top-30 area prospects ? Named all-conference, all-region and second-team all-state ? Posted nine tackles and two sacks, one for a safety in the 1998 state playoffs ? Also earned one letter for Coach Cecil Ratliff?s basketball team.
Personal: Jemari Pele? Perry was born Nov. 24, 1981 in Maywood, Ill. ? The son of Lonzell, Sr. and Mary E. Perry ? Says his brother Lonzell Perry, Jr. has been the biggest influence on his athletic career ? Majoring in leisure studies and sports management ? Lists hobbies as lifting weights, studying and working on cars ? Worked as a fork lift operator for Fellows Company during the summers.
CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 3 at Minnesota, 9/30/00 Solo Tackles: 1 at Minnesota, 9/30/00