Skyhawk Football | Taino Fears-Perez - 12

HometownKnoxville, Tenn.
Height/Weight5-8 - 195 lbs.

2014: Played and started in 11 games in the defensive backfield…Compiled totals of 61 tackles, two tackles for loss, four pass breakups and two quarterback hurries…Led the team in tackles in three games (at Kentucky, at Central Arkansas and at Eastern Illinois)…Tallied at least seven tackles in five contests, including a career-best 14 stops at Central Arkansas on Aug. 30…Had a pair of pass breakups in the win at Eastern Illinois on Nov. 22)…Was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2013: Saw time in all 12 games, making 35 tackles (17 solo) with 0.5 tackles for loss, a fumble recovery, an interception, a quarterback hurry and two pass breakups…Had at least three tackles in six games, including a season-high seven stops to go along with an interception and quarterback hurry against Eastern Illinois on Nov. 23…Recovered a fumble in UT Martin’s victory at Tennessee Tech…Was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2012: Started in the first three games of the season before suffering a season-ending knee injury…Tallied 10 tackles (eight solo)...Was responsible for one interception, getting a pick at Northern Illinois on Sept. 8…Had a season-best five tackles and two pass breakups in the win against Southeastern Louisiana on Sept. 13.

2011: Played in 10 games, starting one (Murray State)…Recorded 26 tackles, 16 unassisted and 10 assisted…Had a fumble recovery against Jacksonville State…Tallied two pass breakups…Had a career-best eight tackles, six solo, against Eastern Illinois, including half a tackle for loss…Returned eight kickoffs for 151 yards…Averaged 18.9 yards per kick return…Averaged 15.1 all-purpose yards per game…Was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Knoxville Farragut High School, where he played in 19 total games as a junior and senior...Recorded 73 total tackles in both years...Had 51 solo tackles, two sacks and six tackles for loss...Tallied four interceptions his senior year and was ranked third in the state in that category...Was named to the Knoxville News-Sentinel's 2010 All-PrepXtra Football Team...Named to the all-region, all-district and All-KIL teams in 2009 and 2010...Played for the East in the 2010 East-West All-Star Game...Ran track and was a part of the AAU National Championship 4x100 relay team...Was a member of the academic honor roll all four years in high school.

PERSONAL: Born on July 11, 1993…Son of LaKeish Perez and Steve Bogan…Majoring in health and human performance.

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