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ouTTakes Podcast: Bruce Perry

An exclusive interview with the former Terps running back, who was named the 2001 ACC Offensive Player of the Year.

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Welcome back to ouTTakes, a podcast that’s here to discuss Maryland sports from an insider’s perspective. Our goal of the podcast is to shine a different light on Terps sport figures and allow you to get to know them as people.

This episode features hosts Lila Bromberg and Matt Levine with special guest Bruce Perry, who played running back at Maryland from 1999-2003 and was named the 2001 ACC Offensive Player of the Year.

On this episode:

  • Perry, a Philadelphia native, discusses why he chose Maryland and what his recurring process was like with Mike Locksley as the running backs coach at the time.
  • Perry recalls stories of him having to run the stairs in the stadium.
  • How did Perry learn and grow as a player backing up LaMont Jordan as just a freshman?
  • How did Perry find out he was named the 2001 ACC Offensive Player of the Year?
  • How did the “Bruce is Loose” saying start?
  • What was the talent like on the 2001 team with seven Terps earning All-ACC First Team honors?
  • Perry tells the story of how Locksley introduced him to his wife.
  • What did it mean to Perry to be drafted in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft by his hometown Philadelphia Eagles?
  • How excited was he when Locksley was named head coach in December 2018?
  • What should Terps fans expect to see from Maryland football in the coming years?
  • Perry talks about the current Maryland roster.
  • He weighs in on how football might be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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