November 11, 1996
Rod Perry, a standout wide receiver and defensive back at Mater Dei High, has made an oral commitment to attend USC, Mater Dei Coach Bruce Rollinson said Sunday. Perry, son of Rod Perry Sr., the former Ram defensive back who is now an assistant coach with the Houston Oilers, has caught 47 passes for 858 yards this season. He also has scored nine touchdowns and intercepted four passes.
January 7, 1995 |
Rod Perry, Ram secondary coach, has received permission to talk with the Houston Oilers, an indication that the team might be prepared to dismiss Chuck Knox as coach. Perry has one year remaining on his contract, but Ram President John Shaw granted Houston's request unbeknown to Knox, who could not be reached on a fishing trip to Mexico. Shaw declined to discuss Knox's status other than to say he remains coach and that he has had no contact with anyone regarding Knox's position.
December 15, 1996 |
They all thought they had the answer. All those pumped up opposing defensive backs believed they could stop Rod Perry Jr. The names and faces changed each week, but the outlook didn't--or the attitude. Every defensive back Perry encountered was going to be the guy to shut him down, or so they said. So confident were Mater Dei's opponents, they usually covered Perry with only one defensive back. Don't these guys watch film?
August 7, 1998 |
The transfer of outfielder Rod Perry Jr. from USC to Cal State Fullerton has been approved, and the Titan baseball program has also added first baseman Aaron Rifkin from Chapman. "We've received the release from USC, so Rod is all set with us," Titan assistant coach Dave Serrano said Thursday. "We think he'll be a fine addition to our program. "He's an excellent athlete, and it should be exciting with him just concentrating on baseball.
March 11, 1999 |
Rod Perry Jr., who gave up football at USC after knee surgery, has quit the Cal State Fullerton baseball team and plans to resume his college football career next season. "It comes down to the fact that I genuinely miss football," Perry said Wednesday. "I've realized that not playing football isn't a good choice for me." Perry, a former California high school player of the year for Mater Dei, said he has not decided where he will transfer.
January 18, 1995 |
Minnesota Viking receivers coach Jerry Rhome and Ram defensive backs coach Rod Perry were hired as offensive coordinator and defensive backs coach of the Houston Oilers. Rhome, 52, coached this season with the Vikings, after four seasons as offensive coordinator of the Phoenix Cardinals. Perry, 41, spent six years as defensive backs coach for the Rams and Seattle Seahawks. Perry's son, Rod, was an all-county receiver in 1994 as a sophomore at Mater Dei.