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Chris Perkins
Class: Jr.    Position: WR    Height: 6-3    Weight: 210 pounds
Previous School: Hazelhurst    Hometown: Hazelhurst, MS

2013: Played in all 13 games … Hauled in 13 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown … Was in on 339 total snaps, including a season-high 53 against Marshall … Hauled in three passes for 32 yards in his first Blue Raider game against WCU … Had a 12-yard touchdown catch at UNC … Also had one grab at BYU … Reeled in five receptions for 33 yards at North Texas … Had a 31-yard reception in win over... More on Chris Perkins...

Complete Football Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
 1 Shane Tucker RB 6-0 210 Fr. Memphis, TN
 2 Austin Grammer QB 6-2 212 r-Fr. Tuscaloosa, AL
 3 Tavarres Jefferson WR 5-9 206 r-Sr. Nashville, TN
 4 Herbert King CB 5-10 176 Sr. Miami, FL
 5 Jeremiah Bryson RB 5-8 190 r-So. Smyrna, TN
 6 Jordan Parker RB 6-1 220 So. Lawrenceville, GA
 7 Khari Burke CB 5-8 174 r-Jr. Plantation, FL
 8 Sammy Seamster CB 6-1 208 r-Sr. Ooltewah, TN
 9 Kyle Griswould WR 5-10 197 r-Sr. Columbus, GA
 10 Logan Kilgore QB 6-3 206 r-Sr. Rocklin, CA
 11 A.J. Erdely QB 6-3 207 Fr. Cumming, GA
 12 Brent Stockstill QB 6-0 190 Fr. Murfreesboro, TN
 13 Demetrius Frazier WR 5-10 201 r-Fr. Brunswick, GA
 15 Canon Rooker PK 5-11 169 Fr. Richmond Hill, GA
 16 Chris Perkins WR 6-3 210 Jr. Hazelhurst, MS
 17 Alexandro Antoine DE 6-1 244 r-So. Port a Prince, Haiti
 18 Kenneth Gilstrap CB 5-9 185 r-Sr. Lithonia, GA
 19 Marcus Henry WR 6-0 184 Jr. Courtland, MS
 20 Kevin Byard S 5-11 216 r-So. Lithonia, GA
 21 Drayton Calhoun RB 5-11 187 r-Sr. Clarkston, GA
 22 John Kelly CB 5-11 181 r-Jr. Memphis, TN
 23 Chris Brown S 6-1 179 r-Fr. Donalsonville, GA
 24 Jared Singletary CB 5-8 168 r-So. Green Cove Springs, FL
 25 Reggie Whatley RB 5-7 171 r-Jr. Rome, GA
 26 Zachary Lopez P 5-11 192 r-Jr. Fayetteville, GA
 26 Kamani Thomas RB 5-9 202 Fr. Dallas, GA
 27 Chris Sharpe CB 5-11 183 r-Jr. Stone Mountain, GA
 28 Christian Henry LB 6-0 224 r-Jr. Dania, FL
 29 Michael Kee P 5-11 170 r-So. Naples, FL
 29 William Pratcher RB 5-7 205 r-Sr. Decatur, GA
 30 Stephen Roberts LB 6-3 236 r-Sr. Peachtree City, GA
 31 Reginald Farmer S 5-10 199 r-Sr. Brentwood, TN
 32 Veion Robinson LB 6-2 207 Fr. Hampton, GA
 33 Roderic Blunt LB 6-0 226 r-Sr. Miramar, FL
 34 Anfornee Stewart S 6-1 214 r-Fr. Duluth, GA
 35 Craig Allen LB 6-2 230 r-Sr. Carrollton, GA
 36 Richie Bisaccia S 6-0 185 Fr. Tampa, FL
 37 Shon Akins CB 5-9 170 Fr. Hampton, VA
 38 T.T. Barber LB 6-1 216 So. Colquitt, GA
 39 James Roberson LB 6-0 207 r-So. Atlanta, GA
 40 Leighton Gasque LB 6-2 208 r-Jr. Hiram, GA
 41 Chase Pennycuff FB 6-0 262 r-So. Murfreesboro, TN
 42 Xavier Walker S 6-4 202 So. Duluth, GA
 43 Raynard Felton DE 6-4 275 r-Fr. Jacksonville, FL
 44 Corey Carmichael FB 5-11 228 Sr. Canton, GA
 45 Todney Evans DE 6-3 210 Fr. Delray Beach, FL
 46 Max Ugboaja DE 6-4 262 r-Jr. Nashville, TN
 47 Michael Minter CB 6-0 175 Fr. Atlanta, GA
 48 Josh Davis P 5-10 217 r-Sr. Dayton, TN
 48 Travis McMillan WR 6-4 191 r-So. Kansas City, MO
 49 Steven Rhodes DE 6-3 240 Fr. Antioch, TN
 50 Iman Smith LB 6-1 206 r-Fr. Oldsmar, FL
 51 Shaquille Huff DT 6-1 294 r-Fr. Covington, GA
 52 Ykeem Wells LB 6-0 236 r-So. Buena Vista, GA
 53 William Eads LS 6-0 210 r-Fr. Hoover, AL
 54 Jaylen Hunter OL 6-4 269 Jr. Jacksonville, FL
 55 Shubert Bastien DE 6-5 246 Jr. Riviera Beach, FL
 56 Evan Ward LB 6-0 228 r-So. Pacifica, CA
 57 Judd Hunt OL 6-4 282 r-Jr. Oneonta, AL
 58 Jesse Grisham OL 6-3 288 r-Sr. Pelham, AL
 59 Chris Hale DE 6-4 271 r-Fr. Atlanta, GA
 60 Nick Nunez OL 6-4 292 Sr. Salinas, CA
 61 Jadareius Hamlin OL 6-2 284 r-Sr. Forsyth, GA
 62 Patrick Hughes OL 6-4 292 r-Jr. Chicago, IL
 63 Josh Chester OL 6-3 298 r-Fr. Warner Robins, GA
 64 Greg Rein DS 5-10 240 r-Jr. New Port Richey, FL
 65 Hunter Rogers OL 6-7 313 r-Fr. Safford, AL
 66 Daniel Stephens OL 6-2 295 Fr. Duluth, GA
 67 Dalton Ownby OL 6-3 285 Fr. Maryville, TN
 69 Blaine Sidders DS 6-1 216 r-So. Delafield, WI
 70 Conner Trent OL 6-5 311 Fr. Church Hill, TN
 72 Jonah Sells OL 6-4 298 r-Jr. Winchester, TN
 73 Isaiah Anderson OL 6-4 275 r-Jr. Franklin, TN
 75 Darius Johnson OL 6-3 293 r-So. Orlando, FL
 77 Josh Walker OL 6-5 323 r-Sr. Spring City, TN
 78 Adam Stickel OL 6-5 291 r-Fr. Kissimmee, FL
 80 Ed'Marques Batties WR 6-0 190 Jr. Fresno, TX
 81 Christian Collis WR 6-0 212 r-So. Opelika, AL
 82 William Wilson TE 6-2 248 r-Jr. Memphis, TN
 83 Jacob Corbaley TE 6-3 252 Sr. Oroville, CA
 84 Terry Pettis WR 6-5 221 r-Fr. Fairburn, GA
 85 Shannon Smith WR 6-2 200 Fr. Macon, GA
 86 Devin Clarke WR 5-11 160 Jr. Sebring, FL
 87 Jevontey Smith WR 6-3 195 Fr. Greensboro, AL
 88 Lucas Hamilton TE 6-5 260 Fr. Lenoir City, TN
 89 Cody Clark PK 6-1 180 r-Fr. Watkinsville, GA
 89 Dearco Nolan DE 6-2 264 r-Sr. Atlanta, GA
 90 Jimmy Staten DT 6-4 304 r-Sr. Waycross, GA
 92 Patrick McNeil DT 6-1 310 r-Jr. Mobile, AL
 93 Jahmal Jones DE 6-3 210 Fr. Norcross, GA
 94 O'Shae Bridges DT 6-2 259 r-So. Norcross, GA
 95 Matthew Foster DE 6-3 235 Fr. Sparks, GA
 96 Ismael Aurismond DE 6-3 225 Fr. Miami, FL
 97 Jiajuan Fennell DE 6-3 260 r-Jr. South Pittsburg, TN
 98 Derious Bennett DT 6-1 305 r-Fr. Columbus, GA
 99 Jimal McBride DT 6-2 286 Fr. Waycross, GA
  Darrell Baptist TE 6-3 238 r-Jr. Memphis, TN
  Keemem Berry CB 5-9 180 r-Jr. Atlanta, GA
  Houston Brown WR 5-10 193 r-So. Murfreesboro, TN
  Jermaine Dave WR 6-1 209 r-Fr. Murfreesboro, TN
  Nolan Genovese QB 6-0 210 Jr. Nashville, TN
  Zach Schiltz WR 6-3 220 r-Fr. Murfreesboro, TN
  Tristan Walker WR 5-9 160 Fr. Raleigh, NC
  Cey-Ron Willingham WR 5-10 177 r-So. Atlanta, GA

Coaching Staff

Rick Stockstill
Head Coach
Rick Stockstill, a two-time Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year recipient, has elevated the Blue Raider program both on and off the field during his six seasons at the helm. During his short tenure, the Blue Raiders have captured a league title, won the 2009 New Orleans Bowl, made three bowl games in six years, earned two public recognition awards from the NCAA for APR success, appeared on national television a record and Sun Belt Conference-best 18 times, and produced six of the top eight crowds in Floyd Stadium history. More on Stockstill...
Tyrone Nix
Co-Defensive Coordinator/ Linebackers
Tyrone Nix, one of the most respected coaches in the country, begins his first season at Middle Tennessee. Nix will serve as co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach on Rick Stockstill’s staff. More on Nix...
Steve Ellis
Co-Defensive Coordinator/ Cornerbacks
Steve Ellis, who spent his first two years as cornerbacks coach and special teams coordinator for the Blue Raiders, was elevated to defensive coordinator in January 2011. Ellis, who will have the title of co-defensive coordinator in 2012, will also remain as the cornerbacks coach for the defense. More on Ellis...
Buster Faulkner
Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks
Buster Faulkner begins his second season on Rick Stockstill’s staff and first as the programs offensive coordinator after being elevated to the post in February 2012. Faulkner will also serve as quarterbacks coach for the second straight season. More on Faulkner...
David Bibee
Safeties
David Bibee is in his second stint at Middle Tennessee, having joined Rick Stockstill's staff in 2008 after two years at Chattanooga. Bibee will be in charge of the Blue Raider safeties for the sixth straight season. More on Bibee...
Geep Wade
Offensive Line
Geep Wade is in his first year as a member of Rick Stockstill’s staff. Wade will handle the offensive line. More on Wade...
Justin Watts
Recruiting Coordinator/ Wide Receivers
A former player under head coach Rick Stockstill, Justin Watts is coaching his seventh season at Middle Tennessee as the program's wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. Watts, who also serves as the recruiting coordinator, came to Murfreesboro after spending three years at Chattanooga. More on Watts...
Rick Mallory
Offensive Tackles/ Tight Ends
Rick Mallory, a veteran coach who spent five seasons as a player in the NFL before beginning his coaching career, is in his first year as offensive tackles/tight ends coach at Middle Tennessee as a member of Rick Stockstill’s staff. More on Mallory...
Mike Polly
Running Backs
Mike Polly, a former graduate assistant for the Blue Raiders, begins his first season on Rick Stockstill’s staff as running backs coach. Polly makes his return to Middle Tennessee after spending three years at Murray State overseeing the offensive tackles and tight ends. More on Polly...
Brent Brock
Director of Player Development
Brent Brock, a head coach in the Georgia high school ranks for 14 years and a former teammate of head coach Rick Stockstill, will be beginning his eighth season at Middle Tennessee with the 2013 campaign. Brock was elevated in the offseason to director of player development. More on Brock...
Jason Spray
Strength Coach
Jason Spray has climbed the ladder of success rapidly since his collegiate playing career at Middle Tennessee, and he continues to exemplify the tremendous work ethic that made him a decorated gridiron standout for the Blue Raiders. Spray was elevated to head football strength coach in January 2012. More on Spray...
Chris Matusek
Director of Football Operations
Chris Matusek, a four-year letterman in football at Middle Tennessee, is in his 11th year as a full-time employee with the program. Matusek spent the first two years as the program’s equipment manager before being elevated to administrative assistant in June 2005, a post he held for two years. More on Matusek...
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