Jamal Perry
No. 33 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1994-10-23) October 23, 1994 (age 27)
Galena Park, Texas
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:182 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school:North Shore (Houston, Texas)
College:Iowa State
Undrafted:2017
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Total tackles:86
Pass deflections:7
Interceptions:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Jamal Perry (born Jomal Wiltz; October 23, 1994) is an American football cornerback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Iowa State.

High school

In high school, Perry was a standout competitor in both football and track & field. In football, he was named to the second-team all-district team in 21-5A.[1] At the 2013 state track & field meet, Wiltz placed third in the long jump and eighth in the 100 meter dash.[2]

College career

Trinity Valley Community College

Following high school, Perry continued his football career at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas. In his two seasons, they finished 10-2 and was ranked fifth in 2013[3] and 12-0 and ranked second in 2014.[4] His second season he finished the year with 79 tackles, three tackles for a loss, one interception, and 14 passes defended,[5] earning first-team all SWJCFC honors.[6]

Iowa State

After his two years at Trinity Valley, Perry chose to attend Iowa State after getting interest from California, Tulsa, and UNLV. He was ranked the eighth-best corner in junior college during that recruiting cycle by ESPN.[7]

In his first season at ISU, he played in all 12 games and started seven of them. He made 41 tackles, in addition to averaging 22.6 yards on kick returns. His season-bests were six solo tackles against Texas Tech[8] and three tackles with two pass breakups against West Virginia.[9]

In 2016 he started 11 of the 12 games and tied the team lead for interceptions with two. In addition, he recorded 49 tackles, two for a loss, and ranked seventh in the Big 12 with 11 pass breakups. Perry's season highlights were eight tackles against UNI,[10] seven tackles against Oklahoma,[11] and a game-sealing interception against Kansas.[12]

At the conclusion of the season he earned the Al and Dean Knudson Award as the team's best defensive player[13] and was named honorable mention All-Big 12.[14] In addition he was invited to compete in the College Gridiron Showcase.[15]

College statistics

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
G GS Comb Solo Ast TFL PD Int Yds Avg TD FF FR
2015 Iowa State 12 7 41 28 13 0.0 8 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2016 Iowa State 12 11 49 32 17 2.0 9 2 27 13.5 0 0 0
College Totals 24 18 90 60 30 2.0 17 2 27 13.5 0 0 0
Reference:[16]

Professional career

Philadelphia Eagles

Perry signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2017.[17] He was waived on September 2, 2017.[18]

New England Patriots

On September 7, 2017, Perry was signed to the New England Patriots' practice squad.[19] He was released by the Patriots on September 20, 2017 but was re-signed five days later.[20][21] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Patriots on February 6, 2018.[22]

On September 1, 2018, Perry was waived by the Patriots and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[23][24] Perry won Super Bowl LIII when the Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3.

Miami Dolphins

On February 15, 2019, Perry signed with the Miami Dolphins.[25] He started his first NFL game in week 1 of 2019 against the Baltimore Ravens and recorded his first tackle. In week 9 against the New York Jets, Perry recorded his first career interception off Sam Darnold in the 26–18 win.[26]

Perry was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Dolphins on December 9, 2020,[27] and activated on December 18.[28]

Perry was given an exclusive-rights free agent tender by the Dolphins on March 8, 2021.[29] He signed the one-year contract on April 14.[30] He was waived on September 1, 2021 and re-signed to the practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on November 17.[31] He was placed on injured reserve on November 23.[32]

Personal

Perry legally changed his name from Jomal Wiltz to Jamal Perry in March 2020.[33]

References

  1. ^ "Iowa State Athletics". cyclones.com. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "Jomal Wiltz". Athletic.net. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  3. ^ "2013 NJCAA Football Bowl Preview". NJCAA. December 7, 2013. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "2014 "Perfect" Football Season Recap". Trinity Valley CC. August 4, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  5. ^ "Jomal Wiltz, Trinity Valley C.C. Cardinals, Cornerback". 247Sports. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  6. ^ "Team Honors & Awards". Trinity Valley CC. November 10, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  7. ^ "Jomal Wiltz - Football Recruiting - Player Profiles - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "Iowa State vs. Texas Tech - Game Recap - October 10, 2015 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  9. ^ "Iowa State vs. West Virginia - Game Recap - November 28, 2015 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  10. ^ "Northern Iowa vs. Iowa State - Game Recap - September 3, 2016 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  11. ^ "Oklahoma vs. Iowa State - Game Recap - November 3, 2016 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  12. ^ "Iowa State vs. Kansas - Game Summary - November 12, 2016 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  13. ^ "Cyclone coach Matt Campbell hand out swards at football banquet". NorthIowaToday.com. December 5, 2016. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  14. ^ "2016 All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced". Big12Sports.com. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  15. ^ "Two ISU seniors selected for football All-Star Game". Des Moines Register. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  16. ^ "Jomal Wiltz College Stats | College Football at Sports-Reference.com". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  17. ^ "Check Out The Full Rookie Camp Roster". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. May 11, 2017. Archived from the original on December 15, 2017. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  18. ^ "Eagles Announce 17 Roster Moves To Get Down To 53 Players". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on September 5, 2017. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  19. ^ "Patriots sign OL Ted Karras to the 53-man roster from the practice squad; Place WR Malcolm Mitchell on injured reserve; Sign DB Jomal Wiltz to the practice squad". Patriots.com. September 7, 2017. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  20. ^ "Patriots make changes to the practice squad". Patriots.com. September 20, 2017. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  21. ^ "Transaction: Patriots Make Changes to the Practice Squad". Patriots.com. September 25, 2017. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  22. ^ "Patriots sign 10 free agents". Patriots.com. February 6, 2018. Archived from the original on February 12, 2018.
  23. ^ "Patriots Announce Roster Cutdown". Patriots.com. September 1, 2018.
  24. ^ "Patriots Sign Eight to the Practice Squad; Place TE Ryan Izzo on Injured Reserve". Patriots.com. September 2, 2018.
  25. ^ "Dolphins Sign Tank Carradine & Jomal Wiltz". MiamiDolphins.com. February 15, 2019.
  26. ^ "Dolphins get first win of 2019, top Jets 26-18". www.espn.com. November 3, 2019. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  27. ^ "Jamal Perry Placed on Reserve/COVID-19 List". MiamiDolphins.com. December 9, 2020. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  28. ^ "Miami Dolphins make roster moves". MiamiDolphins.com. December 18, 2020. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  29. ^ Simmons, Myles (March 8, 2021). "Dolphins tender ERFAs Nik Needham, Calvin Munson, and Jamal Perry". NBCSports.com. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  30. ^ Williams, Charean (April 14, 2021). "Calvin Munson, Jamal Perry sign tenders". NBCSports.com. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  31. ^ "Roster Moves: Miami Dolphins Make Roster Moves - Week 11". MiamiDolphins.com. November 17, 2021.
  32. ^ "Roster Moves: Miami Dolphins Sign S Parks, Place CB Perry and LB Scarlett on IR". MiamiDolphins.com. November 23, 2021.
  33. ^ Jackson, Barry (March 25, 2020). "One smart thing the Miami Dolphins have done. And the draft prospect who feeds into that". MiamiHerald.com. Retrieved April 18, 2020.