Denzel Perryman (born December 5, 1992) is an American football linebacker for the San Diego Chargers. He played college football at the University of Miami.[2]



High school career

Perryman attended Coral Gables Senior High School. He recorded 177 tackles, 12 for losses, 9 sacks and 5 interception returns for touchdowns and 9 interceptions as a senior. He was also an area Defensive Player of the Year as a junior, registering 166 solo tackles and had 105 tackles, 9 sacks and 6 interceptions as a sophomore.

College career

Played a true freshman, saw action in all 12 games, earning 8 starts. Finished first among ACC freshmen and second overall on team with 127 tackles (97 solo, 22 assists). Tied for second-highest tackle-for-loss total on team with 6.5. Played in nine games his sophomore season, making nine starts mostly at middle linebacker. He had 64 total tackles (45 solo) and 6.0 tackles-for-loss. Also made Third-team All-ACC.

As a junior in 2013, Perryman was a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) selection.[3] He was again an All-ACC selection as a senior in 2014.He was also semi finalist for top linebacker of the year in 2014 [4] />[[5]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
HtWtArm lengthHand size40-yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20-ss3-coneVertBroadBP
5 ft 10.5 in236 lb31.9 in9½ in4.81u s    32 in9 ft 5 in27 reps
All values from NFL Combine[6]

The San Diego Chargers selected Denzel with the 16th pick (48th overall) of the 2nd Round of the 2015 NFL Draft.