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Anthony Perkins
Position: Assistant Coach - Defensive Secondary
Alma Mater: Colorado
Graduating Year: 2010
Experience: 1st Year
Phone: 812-237-4080
Email: anthony.perkins@indstate.edu

Primary Recruiting Areas: Cleveland & Columbus, Ohio/Colorado/Missouri/Oklahoma/Arkansas

 

In his second season as an assistant coach at Indiana State under head coach Mike Sanford is Anthony Perkins. Perkins coaches the Sycamore defensive secondary.

 

Perkins tutored Mark Sewall in 2013 to a successful campaign which saw him net All-MVFC Honorable Mention and MVFC All-Academic Team plaudits. Sewall finished as the Sycamores' third-leading tackler with 87 total tackles, including five tackles for a loss. He paced the Sycamores with three interceptions and owned four pass breakups. He recovered one fumble and blocked a punt against Southern Illinois.

 

Sewall wrapped the season with three consecutive double digit tackle performances, including a career-high 18 total tackles versus the Salukis. He had a pair of tackles for a loss against Youngstown State and posted interceptions at South Dakota, at Missouri State and versus Western Illinois. Sewall ranked 11th in the league for total tackles and tied for 17th in passes defended. In MVFC contests only, Sewall ranked third with 9.2 tackles per contest and ranked tied for ninth in passes defended and tied for third in interceptions.

 

Perkins came to Indiana State from his alma mater, Colorado, where he spent the 2012 campaign as a technical intern with the Buffalo football program. He joined the CU football staff prior on August 1, 2012 while also still in training camp with the Denver Broncos of the NFL.

Perkins worked with the receivers, as well as having general overall duties with the entire offense.

 

He finished his career in 2011, where he was one of four team captains during his senior campaign. He saw action as a defensive back in 37 career games, making 27 starts.

 

Perkins concluded his career with 236 tackles (140 solo), which ranked 41st on CU's all-time tackle list. He saw action in nine games (all starts) as a senior, but suffered a high ankle sprain after playing just nine snaps against Oregon, and would miss the next four games. He worked hard to get back and returned for the win at Utah in the season finale, going out on a high note with a career-high 17 tackles (11 of which were solo).

 

The coaches presented him with the Eddie Crowder Leadership Award following the 2010 season, and he was the 2009 recipient of the Gold Group Commitment Team Award, which recognizes excellence with class in a variety of areas. He was also the recipient of the Hale Irwin Team Award in 2009, presented to the most improved defensive back during spring drills. Perkins was the first player to commit in the 2007 recruiting class, doing so on April 24, 2006.

 

Perkins earned a bachelor's degree in Integrative Physiology in December 2010 and earned a second B.A. in History in December 2011.

 

He was born January 18, 1989, in Leonardtown, Md., and attended Community Christian School in Northglenn, Colo., for high school, but the school did not have a football team. Through a co-op program, he was a three-year letterman in football at Northglenn High School, where he had a host of honors as a senior, among which included being named first-team All-State (5A) by the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post, and being named the Front Range League Player of the Year. He also lettered four times in basketball and four times in track.

 

Perkins is married to the former Janessa Nelson.

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