American Football Database
Tab Perry
No. 88     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-01-20) January 20, 1982 (age 39)
Place of birth: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 6 / Pick: 190
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Cincinnati Bengals ( 2005 2007)
Career highlights and awards
* 2× UFL champion (2009, 2010)
Receptions     10
Receiving yards     109
Receiving touchdowns     1
Rushing yards     22
Rushing touchdowns     1
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Tab Wilson Perry (born January 20, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at UCLA.

Perry has also been a member of the Miami Dolphins.

Early years

Perry played wide receiver and safety at Milpitas High School wearing the jersey number 3.

College career

During his first three seasons at UCLA, played wide receiver and wore the jersey number 1 (because number 3 was already taken). He worked hard over the summer, attending classes at three small schools in between his junior and senior year, to remain eligible to play football at UCLA. Once it was vacated, he wore the number 3 for his senior year.

Professional career

Cincinnati Bengals

Perry was expected to go somewhere around the third to fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft, but fell to the Bengals in the sixth round. Most teams saw him primarily as a kick returner, because that was his specialty at UCLA (where he set numerous records). He wore the number 12 during preseason for the Bengals and during a short minicamp due to the late graduation date of UCLA.

Perry was used primarily as a kick returner for his first year with the Bengals. He earned special teams player of the week in a victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers due in part to a long kick return that set up the game clinching touchdown. Wears the number 88 for the Bengals and is listed from as high as the third down to the fifth receiver for Cincinnati.

Perry finished the 2005 season with a franchise record 1,562 kickoff return yards, and 2 touchdowns on offense, assisting the team to an 11-5 record and their first playoff appearance in over a decade. Perry was also the starting returner for the Bengals in 2006, but he suffered a season-ending injury in the second game of the year.

Miami Dolphins

On March 15, 2008, Perry signed a one-year deal worth just under $1 million with the Miami Dolphins. On May 24, he suffered a torn Achilles' tendon. He was waived/injured by the Dolphins four days later and subsequently placed on injured reserve.

Las Vegas Locomotives

Perry was signed by the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League on August 31, 2009.

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