Chris Perez (gridiron Football)
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Chris Perez Gridiron Football

Chris Perez
No. 77, 62
Born: (1969-06-21) June 21, 1969 (age 50)
Park Ridge, Illinois
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Position(s)OT
Height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight280 lb (130 kg)
CollegeKansas
High schoolPalatine (IL) Fremd
NFL draft1992 / Round: 5 / Pick: 124
Drafted byMiami Dolphins
Career history
As player
1992Miami Dolphins*
1993New England Patriots*
1993Phoenix Cardinals*
1994Green Bay Packers*
1995Barcelona Dragons
1995Memphis Mad Dogs
1996Toronto Argonauts
1997-2000Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2000BC Lions
2001Chicago Enforcers *Offseason or practice squad only
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star2000, 1996
CFL East All-Star1998, 1996
CFL West All-Star2000

Christopher Perez (born June 21, 1969) is a former American football offensive tackle who played six seasons in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the Memphis Mad Dogs, Toronto Argonauts, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and BC Lions. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round of the 1992 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Kansas and attended William Fremd High School in Palatine, Illinois.[1] Perez was also a member of the New England Patriots, Phoenix Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Barcelona Dragons and Chicago Enforcers.

College career

Perez played for the Kansas Jayhawks from 1988 to 1991.[2]

Professional career

Perez was selected by the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL) with the 124th pick in the 1992 NFL Draft.[3] He was signed by the Dolphins on July 18, 1992.[4] He was released by the Dolphins on August 26, 1992.[5] Perez was signed by the NFL's New England Patriots on March 5, 1993.[6] He was released by the Patriots on August 30 and signed to the team's practice squad on August 31, 1993.[7][8] He was released by the Patriots on October 27, 1993.[9] On November 17, 1993, Perez was signed to the practice squad of the Phoenix Cardinals of the NFL.[10] He spent the 1994 off-season with the NFL's Green Bay Packers. He was released by the Packers on July 21, 1994.[11] Perez was selected by the Barcelona Dragons of the World League of American Football (WLAF) with the 22nd pick in the 1995 WLAF Draft and played for the team during the 1995 season.[12][13]

He played in eighteen games for the Memphis Mad Dogs of the CFL in 1995.[13] He played in eighteen games for the CFL's Toronto Argonauts in 1996, earning CFL All-Star and CFL East All-Star honors.[13][14] The Argonauts won the 84th Grey Cup on November 24, 1996 against the Edmonton Eskimos.[15] Perez played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL from 1997 to 1999, appearing in 54 games for the team and garnering CFL East All-Star recognition.[13][14] He was traded to the BC Lions of the CFL on February 28, 2000 for Khari Jones and B.C.'s fourth round draft choice.[16] He played in eighteen games for the Lions in 2000, earning CFL All-Star and CFL West All-Star honors.[13][14] The Lions won the 88th Grey Cup on November 26, 2000 against the Montreal Alouettes.[17]

Perez played for the Chicago Enforcers of the XFL in 2001 and was named to the All-XFL Team.[18]

References

  1. ^ Deardorff, Julie (December 21, 1991). "Ex-fremd Star Wiser For Lessons Learned On, Off The Field". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on July 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Cisler, Bryan (January 24, 2012). "Where are they now: Chris Perez". kansas.rivals.com. Archived from the original on July 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "1992 NFL Draft". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ Greene, Jerry (July 19, 1992). "Dolphins Open With Optimism". Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the original on September 11, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "TRANSACTIONS". The New York Times. August 27, 1992. Archived from the original on September 11, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Pro Football". Los Angeles Times. March 6, 1993. Archived from the original on July 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "NFL transactions". The Baltimore Sun. August 31, 1993. Archived from the original on July 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "NFL TRANSACTIONS". The Baltimore Sun. September 1, 1993. Archived from the original on July 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "Transactions". The New York Times. October 28, 1993. Archived from the original on July 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ "Transactions". The New York Times. November 18, 1993. Archived from the original on July 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ "TRANSACTIONS". The Baltimore Sun. July 22, 1994. Archived from the original on July 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  12. ^ "WLAF tabs three ex-Jayhawks". Lawrence Journal-World. February 19, 1995. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ a b c d e "Chris Perez". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved 2015.
  14. ^ a b c "CFL All-Star Teams - 1962 to 2011" (PDF). cfl.ca. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  15. ^ "1996 - Toronto Argonauts 43, Edmonton Eskimos 37". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on February 13, 2012. Retrieved 2015.
  16. ^ Blake, Campbell (November 24, 2001). "Jones becomes CFL's biggest star". oursportscentral.com. Archived from the original on July 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  17. ^ "2000 - B.C. Lions 28, Montreal Alouettes 26". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on August 3, 2012. Retrieved 2016.
  18. ^ "XFL names first All-League team". all-xfl.com. Archived from the original on July 24, 2015.

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