UCF’s Breshad Perriman Drafted In First Round By Baltimore Ravens
By Brian Ormiston, UCFKnights.com // May 1, 2015
26th pick overall
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ORLANDO, FLORIDA — Breshad Perriman produced countless memories during his UCF career and on Thursday, he created one more as he heard his name called with the 26th pick of the first round by the Baltimore Ravens at the 2015 NFL Draft.
Just a two-star recruit out of Arabia Mountain High School in Georgia, Perriman enrolled early with UCF, suiting up for the Knights in the spring of 2012.
Switching to No. 11 for 2013, Perriman had his breakout season, en route to helping UCF achieve a No. 10 national ranking, the American Athletic Conference championship and the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl title.
He delivered 113 yards in the opener against Akron highlighted by a 91-yard touchdown strike from Bortles that stands as the longest play from scrimmage in UCF history. He also had key touchdown catches against USF and Baylor.
As a sophomore, Perriman boasted 39 receptions for 811 yards and four touchdowns.
Continuing to motor along, Perriman dazzled again as a junior in 2014. He had a stretch where he notched a touchdown catch in seven straight outings, the longest such streak by a Knight since 1992.
Perriman also became known as one of the biggest playmakers UCF fans had seen since the program’s inception in 1979, capped off by his Hail Mary touchdown catch to win the conference title against East Carolina.
For his final campaign, Perriman had 50 catches for 1,044 yards and nine touchdowns.
Perriman boasted a streak of 31-straight games played with a reception when he ended his UCF career. That ranked as the fifth-longest in school history.
Also on the career charts, Perriman was the 11th Knight to record 2,000 receiving yards. He stands 10th all-time with 2,243 yards and 16 touchdowns.
However he is first by averaging 19.5 yards per catch. In 2014 he averaged 20.9 which was good for third on the single-season register, and in 2013 he had a mark of 20.8 which put him in fourth.