CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Miami Hurricanes linebacker Denzel Perryman will return to school for his senior season, the 2013 All-ACC selection announced Friday. Perryman received a third-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.
“I decided to stay because it is the best decision for me and my family,” Perryman said. “Ever since Coach Golden got here, I feel like this program is moving forward and will continue to rise under his direction.”
“This coaching staff is dedicated to player development and getting us better. I’ve grown as a player and person each year thanks to them,” Perryman said.
Perryman started all 13 games at outside linebacker for the Hurricanes in 2013, leading the team with 108 total tackles and 69 solo stops. He posted six games with 10+ tackles en route to first-team All-ACC honors from ACSMA and the league’s 14 head coaches. He also garnered All-America honorable mention from SI.com.
“Before this season, we hadn’t had a 9-win season in a long time,” Perryman said. “For those of us in my class who had never been to a bowl game because of the sanctions, it was a great feeling and I want to be a part of the next step forward.”