Sports in a Minute: Ex-Boston College quarterback Perry transfers to Brown

TIM JEAN/Staff photoE.J. Perry IV delivered a record-setting career at Andover High. After two seasons at Boston College, he has transferred to Brown University. 

Perry transfers

Former Boston College quarterback E.J. Perry IV has officially transferred to Brown University, where the ex-Andover High star will be eligible to play immediately. Perry, the son of former Triton basketball coach E.J. Perry III, spent the past two years as BC’s backup behind starter Anthony Brown. Last year he played in five games, completing 27 of 39 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns, but opted to transfer after the Eagles’ spring game. The junior will now be coached by his uncle James Perry, who is entering his first season as head coach at Brown after previously coaching at nearby Bryant University. Preseason camp opens today, and Perry IV will be competing for a starting job against incumbent starter Michael McGovern, also a junior who threw for 2,202 yards and eight touchdowns last fall for the 1-9 Bears.

Captains Corner

Today marks the first day of fall high school tryouts for all non-football sports in Massachusetts, and in the coming days and weeks coaches will finalize their rosters and — if they haven’t done so already — pick their captains. We at The Daily News are always looking to highlight deserving athletes, so if you’re a local coach, administrator, parent or fan who would like to see your team’s captains’ photo in the paper as part of Captains Corner, please feel free to send a photo of the captains to mcerullo@newburyportnews.com

College athletes

By that same token, we are also looking to update our database of locals playing college sports. With fall sports set to begin in the next week for most colleges nationwide, we’ll be looking to highlight locals standing out for their college teams. If you know of a local playing college sports, particularly a fall sport or an athlete who may have attended high school at a private school outside of The Daily News’ coverage area, please let us know by emailing mcerullo@newburyportnews.com.

Peart honored

Ex-Governor’s Academy football star Matt Peart, a redshirt senior at UConn entering his fourth year as a starter on the offensive line, has been named to the Senior Bowl watch list. The list aims to compile the top senior football players in college football across all conferences and divisions who may have a chance to earn a coveted invitation to the Senior Bowl after the season. Peart, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive tackle, is originally from Jamaica and had never played football prior to his arrival at Governor’s. He led the school to four consecutive Independent School League titles and will serve as a team captain for the Huskies this fall.

Huge upgrade

What a difference a week makes. Last week down in Nashville, the New England Patriots were trotting out a lineup of wide receivers that could only be described as pathetic. With Julian Edelman, N’Keal Harry, Demaryius Thomas, Phillip Dorsett, Maurice Harris and Cameron Meredith all sidelined with injuries and Josh Gordon still suspended, the Patriots took the field for joint practices with the Tennessee Titans fielding a receiving corps consisting of undrafted rookie Jakobi Meyers and a group of practice squad caliber receivers. 

Since then? Edelman, Thomas, Dorsett and Harris have all returned, Gordon was reinstated and Harry appears to be on track to return to full action by opening night. At this rate, New England’s receiving corps could turn out to be one of its biggest strengths after looking like a real weakness not long ago.

 

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