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August 19, 2005 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
Chris Kluwe has moved on to the NFL, leaving redshirt freshman Aaron Perez in charge of UCLA's punting game. Perez averaged 42.9 yards a punt as a senior at Covina Charter Oak High, booming one kick 83 yards. But he acknowledged that he expected to feel first-game jitters in the Bruins' opener Sept. 3 at San Diego State. "I tend to always be a little nervous, but the guys around me are telling me to think of every punt like it's practice," Perez said.
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November 21, 2008 | Lance Pugmire, Pugmire is a Times staff writer.
It has been a fantastic recruiting tool that Coach Rick Neuheisel used to see three high school football games in one September evening, and pull off another nightly double late last month. He was prepared for one more doubleheader tonight in Ventura and Mission Viejo until he was given the "unfortunate" news about his booster-provided helicopter Thursday: Blue Thunder is grounded. "It's already occupied," Neuheisel said. "I can't get everything done that I had planned. I'm going to leg it."
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September 7, 2008 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
You punt. You win. As coaching rhetoric goes, this hardly ranks with "win one for the Gipper." Still, UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel has gone about convincing his team that sending punter Aaron Perez onto the field is not crying uncle. When Perez casts his punts against blue-gray October sky, victory is at hand . . . really. "People hear 'punt' and the first thought is, 'Oh we didn't score.' Or, 'we didn't get a first down,' " said Perez, a senior. "But if you have a punter who can help you in the field-position game, you put the defense on the field where it can create some turnovers or back the other team up and make them punt.
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September 7, 2008 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
You punt. You win. As coaching rhetoric goes, this hardly ranks with "win one for the Gipper." Still, UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel has gone about convincing his team that sending punter Aaron Perez onto the field is not crying uncle. When Perez casts his punts against blue-gray October sky, victory is at hand . . . really. "People hear 'punt' and the first thought is, 'Oh we didn't score.' Or, 'we didn't get a first down,' " said Perez, a senior. "But if you have a punter who can help you in the field-position game, you put the defense on the field where it can create some turnovers or back the other team up and make them punt.
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November 25, 2007 | Chris Foster and David Wharton, Times Staff Writers
UCLA's football team turned to its No. 1 quarterback Saturday and Ben Olson responded . . . some. Out since injuring a knee against Notre Dame on Oct. 6, Olson replaced Osaar Rasshan in the second half of a 16-0 victory over Oregon. "I had prepared myself to play, but I didn't know I would for sure," Olson said. "I felt pretty good when I went in. It was one of those things where I haven't done it in over a month. I wasn't perfect in any sense."
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November 21, 2008 | Lance Pugmire, Pugmire is a Times staff writer.
It has been a fantastic recruiting tool that Coach Rick Neuheisel used to see three high school football games in one September evening, and pull off another nightly double late last month. He was prepared for one more doubleheader tonight in Ventura and Mission Viejo until he was given the "unfortunate" news about his booster-provided helicopter Thursday: Blue Thunder is grounded. "It's already occupied," Neuheisel said. "I can't get everything done that I had planned. I'm going to leg it."
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September 9, 2003 | Eric Sondheimer, Times Staff Writer
Aaron Perez never kicked a football until three years ago, which makes his transformation from soccer goalie to UCLA-bound punter even more remarkable. "I never thought it was possible I could love something as much as soccer," he said. Perez is a 6-foot-3, 215-pound senior at Covina Charter Oak High. He switched sport allegiances after determining that his ability to kick booming punts would land him a college scholarship. His football career hardly started on an auspicious note.
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August 3, 2004 | From Associated Press
An 11-year-old boy who was bitten by a shark off the Gulf of Mexico learned how to fight off the animal -- by punching it in the gills -- from watching television. "I was watching TV the day before and I saw that on the Discovery Channel," Aaron Perez said Monday on NBC's "Today" show. A surgeon at Memorial Hermann Children's Hospital in Houston spent more than four hours reattaching the boy's arm after last weekend's attack. Authorities said the animal involved was a bull shark.
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September 9, 2000 | VINCENT D'ANGELO
Granada Hills 47, North Hollywood 0--Joey Rodriquez caught three touchdown passes from Bobby Baca for the Highlanders at North Hollywood. Baca and Rodriquez hooked up for two 76-yard touchdowns within a six-minute span in the second quarter en route to a 33-0 lead at halftime. The pair connected again for a five-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. Baca completed seven of 17 passes for 220 yards as Granada Hills outgained the Huskies , 460-176.
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October 27, 2002
Spencer Schomer rushed for 154 yards, including a 79-yard fourth-quarter touchdown to lead Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (6-0, 3-0) to a 39-30 SCIAC victory at Occidental (4-2, 1-2) on Saturday. * Aaron Perez had a 70-yard fumble return to lead Pomona-Pitzer (3-4) to a 14-12 victory over Whittier (0-6).... John Sanders rushed for 244 yards and three touchdowns to lead Chapman (3-4) to a 48-43 victory over Thomas More College (4-3)....
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November 25, 2007 | Chris Foster and David Wharton, Times Staff Writers
UCLA's football team turned to its No. 1 quarterback Saturday and Ben Olson responded . . . some. Out since injuring a knee against Notre Dame on Oct. 6, Olson replaced Osaar Rasshan in the second half of a 16-0 victory over Oregon. "I had prepared myself to play, but I didn't know I would for sure," Olson said. "I felt pretty good when I went in. It was one of those things where I haven't done it in over a month. I wasn't perfect in any sense."
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August 19, 2005 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
Chris Kluwe has moved on to the NFL, leaving redshirt freshman Aaron Perez in charge of UCLA's punting game. Perez averaged 42.9 yards a punt as a senior at Covina Charter Oak High, booming one kick 83 yards. But he acknowledged that he expected to feel first-game jitters in the Bruins' opener Sept. 3 at San Diego State. "I tend to always be a little nervous, but the guys around me are telling me to think of every punt like it's practice," Perez said.
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September 9, 2003 | Eric Sondheimer, Times Staff Writer
Aaron Perez never kicked a football until three years ago, which makes his transformation from soccer goalie to UCLA-bound punter even more remarkable. "I never thought it was possible I could love something as much as soccer," he said. Perez is a 6-foot-3, 215-pound senior at Covina Charter Oak High. He switched sport allegiances after determining that his ability to kick booming punts would land him a college scholarship. His football career hardly started on an auspicious note.
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October 28, 2000 | ERIC BARAD
Granada Hills High went to its bag of tricks on its second touchdown drive of the fourth quarter to rally for a 14-13 victory over El Camino Real in a West Valley League game on Friday night at Granada Hills. Michael Chang scored for the Highlanders on a halfback-option pass from Robert Ortega with 13 seconds to play and Gilbert Chavez kicked the game-winning extra point. Gene Wei set up the touchdown, running a fumblerooski 36 yards to the El Camino Real 25.
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June 26, 2002 | From staff reports
Neil Gossard of Verdugo Hills High has been selected the academic player of the year by the Los Angeles Football Coaches Assn. Gossard graduated with a 4.16 grade-point average. Two other football players finished with a 4.0 or better--Jacob Canales of Carson at 4.1 and Jose Hernandez of Franklin at 4.0. Sixteen more finished at 3.5 or higher: Gene Wei of Granada Hills (3.99); Eric Geegun of Palisades (3.8); Mel Malele of Carson (3.75); Luke Sniewski of Granada Hills (3.
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