1  Bunkie Perkins
Bunkie Perkins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vicksburg, MS

Last College:
Hinds JC

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 160

Position:
WR


Received the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Award in the spring of 2001 ... Caught 11 passes for 112 yards and three touchdown in the spring scrimmages ... Caught a five yard touchdown pass from Travis Anglin in the Blue-Gray game ... Caught two touchdown passes from Danny Wimprine in the final spring scrimmage ...

2000: Was the team's leading receiver in 2000 ... Had at least one pass reception in all 11 games ... After grabbing just one pass in each of the first three games, had four catches for 37 yards in the win over Army ... Totaled five receptions for 50 yards the following week against Southern Mississippi ... Had a season high for receptions and yards with his six catches for 85 yards in the Tigers' win over East Carolina ... Tallied five catches against Cincinnati and four in the season finale against Tulane ... Finished the season with 33 catches for 314 yards ... Averaged 9.5 yards per reception in 2000 ...Averaged 28.5 yards per game which led the squad ... His 33 yard catch against Southern Mississippi was the second longest play for the Tigers in 2000 ... Came to the Tigers as a junior college transfer in January of 2000 ... Went through winter workouts and spring drills with the Tigers ... Is expected to fill the shoes of departed receiver Damien Dodson ... Demonstrated speed and good hands in the spring of 2000 ... Had five pass receptions for 44 yards in the Blue-Gray game ... Had several key first down receptions ... Had a 19-yard touchdown catch on a pass from Neil Suber in the first spring scrimmage ... Finished the spring with ten catches for 144 yards ... Led the offense in receiving yards in the spring scrimmages ... Signed with the Tigers in December and enrolled in January to participate in spring drills ...

1999: Lettered for two years at Hinds Junior College ... Led Hinds Junior College in receiving and punt returns in 1999 and helped team to state runner-up position in Mississippi Junior College Championships ... Hinds had 10-2 record in 1999 ... Was named Junior College all-State and all-American in 1999 ... Had 59 pass receptions for 1,265 yards and 13 touchdowns during the 1999 season ... Averaged 21.4 yards per reception ... Also returned seven punts for 109 yards with a long return of 40 yards ... Was timed at 4.4 in the forty yard dash in junior college ... Is the cousin of Mississippi State receiver Kevin Prentiss and Chicago Cubs player Roosevelt Brown ... Played for coach Gene Murphy at Hinds Junior College ...

Prep: Played prep football at Vicksburg High School in Vicksburg, Mississippi ... Lettered in football and baseball ... Was an all-county, all-region and all-state selection as a senior ... Had 53 pass receptions for 1,112 yards during his senior season ... Played for coach J.W. Knox at Vicksburg High School ...

Born: 4/7/80 ... Is the son of Deborah Perkins.

Perkins' Statistics

Receiving G/S No Yds Avg Tds LG
2000 11/8 33 314 9.5 0 33
Punt Ret. G/S No Yds Avg Tds LG
2000 11/8 1 1 1.0 0 1

Perkins' Career Highs

Most Pass Receptions/Game: 6 vs East Carolina ('00)
Most Yards Receiving/Game: 85 vs East Carolina ('00)
Long Reception: 33 vs Southern Miss ('00)
Most Rushes/Game: 1 vs Army & Tennessee ('00)
Most Rushing Yards/Game: 6 vs Army ('00)
Most Punt Returns/Game: 1 vs Miss State ('00)
Most Punt Return Yards/Game: 1 vs Miss State ('00)

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