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Perry Riley biography

Date of birth : 1988-05-03
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-22
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Redskins, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Perry Alphonso Riley is an American football linebacker for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Redskins in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Riley joins the Redskins as a rookie line backer prospect. At LSU, he played in 47 career games with 22 starts. Riley started in all 13 games as a senior and finished second on the team with 97 tackles. He was a finalist for the 2008 Butkus Award, given annually to the nation’s most outstanding linebacker. He registered a team-high and career-best 11 tackles and had one tackle for loss against Georgia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, earning Defensive MVP

COLLEGE
* Played in 47 career games with 22 starts.
* Was a two-year starter at linebacker and recorded 185 career tackles (88 solo), 13 tackles for a loss, two sacks, two interceptions and two fumbles recovered.
* As a senior, started in all 13 games and finished second on the team in tackles with 97.
* Recorded double-digit tackles in three games - 14 vs. Louisiana Tech, 12 vs. Florida and 11 vs. Mississippi State
* Played in 13 games with nine starts during his junior year.
* Recorded 60 tackles (37 solo), seven tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks.
* Finalist for the 2008 Butkus Award.
* Registered a team-high and career-best 11 tackles and had one tackle for a loss of a yard against Georgia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, earning Defensive MVP honors.
* Recorded first career interception against Arkansas (11/28/08), which represented the first interception by a LSU linebacker since the 2007 SEC Championship Game.

PERSONAL
* Played linebacker, running back and safety under Coach Ron Gartrell at Stephenson (Ga.) High School.
* As a senior, recorded 131 tackles, four interceptions, two sacks, five tackles for a loss and one defensive touchdown.
* Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Top 50 for Georgia and the Mobile Register’s Super Southeast 120.
* Recorded 96 tackles, eight sacks and five forced fumbles as a junior in 2004.
* Son of Perry and Fonda Riley.
* Has two siblings, Jasmin and Jordan.
* Majored in general studies with concentrations in African-American studies, communication studies and corrections.

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