150 former Georgia high school football players made the rosters of NFL teams going into Week 1 of the season, which begins Thursday with the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans matchup.
Of the 150 former Georgia high school players making the roster one is from Chattooga High School, Senorise Perry.
On Sunday Perry was added to the 53-man roster for the Tennessee Titans.
Titans Kickoff Season at Denver on Monday Night Football
The Tennessee Titans will travel to Denver to open their season against the Broncos on Monday Night Football. The game marks the Titans’ first Monday night season opener in franchise history. Kickoff at Empower Field at Mile High is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. MDT/10:20 p.m. EST on Sept. 14.
No fans will be present at the game. The Broncos, in collaboration with the state of Colorado, made the decision to not have fans present at home games for the start of their season due to the coronavirus outbreak. ESPN will broadcast the game.
Additionally last month, Nashville Mayor John Cooper and the Titans announced that the team’s home opener against the Jaguars on Sept. 20 will be held without fans as a result of COVID-19.
The Titans have three homes games scheduled in October, beginning with the Oct. 4 match-up against the Steelers. The Titans will host the Bills on Oct. 11 and the Texans on Oct. 18.
For local fans planning to travel to Nashville:
Titans President and CEO Burke Nihill says he remains hopeful to have fans in the stands for some of the games, “we remain hopeful and ready to host fans if we are to get that opportunity, but that’s really a question for the Mayor’s office.”
The Titans have a plan that would allow roughly 21-22 percent of fans safely into the 69,000-seat stadium. The NFL has mandated masks for every fan at games across the country.
PRO: The Titans signed Senorise Perry during the 2020 offseason to add depth and special teams experience to the running back rotation. The former University of Louisville product has made his mark in the NFL on special teams coverage units and as a kickoff returner. The 6-foot, 210-pounder entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Chicago Bears in 2014. Perry has also spent time with the Miami Dolphins (2016-18) and the Buffalo Bills (2019).
• Perry wasn’t among the rookie free agents signed in the days following the 2014 NFL Draft. He hit the tryout circuit and hoped to make an impression. Perry was one of two players signed by the Chicago Bears after a May tryout. He excelled on special teams in the preseason games and sealed his 53-man roster spot as an undrafted free agent.
• Perry excelled in track and field as a high school senior, winning the Georgia state titles in the 100 meters and long jump.
• Perry’s hobbies include photography and he has a desire to learn how to deep sea fish.
• The best advice Perry has received came from his mother. She said, “always believe in yourself and trust in the man above.”
• The Summerville, Ga., native was originally signed by the Chicago Bears as a rookie free agent on May 19, 2014.
• Waived by the Bears on Aug. 28, 2016 and signed to the team’s practice squad on Sept. 4, 2016.
• Released from the Bears’ practice squad on Sept. 13, 2016.
• Signed by the Miami Dolphins to their practice squad on Oct. 12, 2016.
• Signed by the Dolphins to a future’s contract on Jan. 10, 2017.
• Signed by the Buffalo Bills as an unrestricted free agent on March 28, 2019.
• Waived by the Bills with an injury settlement on Sept. 4, 2019.
• Signed by the Bills as a free agent on Oct. 8, 2019.
• Signed by the Titans as a free agent on April 30, 2020.
• Was a four-year letterman (2010-13) at Louisville. Played in 46 games with six starts and posted 289 carries for 1,409 yards and 18 touchdowns to go along with 36 receptions for 359 yards and a score. Tallied 22 kickoff returns for 513 yards. Collected 30 tackles and a forced fumble on special teams.
• As a senior (2013), played in all 13 games with six starts and posted 141 carries for 677 yards and six touchdowns. Hauled in 18 receptions for 178 yards and a score. Registered seven kickoff returns for 166 yards. Notched seven tackles and a forced fumble on special teams.
• As a junior (2012), played in 11 games and notched 136 carries for 705 yards and a team-best 11 touchdowns. Added 18 receptions for 181 yards and seven kickoff returns for 137 yards. Recorded five special teams tackles.
• As a sophomore (2011), played in all 13 games and recorded 12 carries for 27 yards and a touchdown. Posted eight kickoff returns for 210 yards. Notched 11 special teams tackles and a blocked punt on special teams.
• As a true freshman (2010), saw action in nine games and collected seven tackles on special teams.
• Graduated with a degree in communications from Louisville.
• Attended Chattooga (Summerville, Ga.) High School where he played running back and linebacker.
• As a senior (2009), posted 918 rushing yards and 216 receiving yards with 12 offensive touchdowns and six return scores. Named All-state as a return specialist and All-area on defense.
• Also participated in track and field, winning state titles in the 100 meters and long jump.
• Has a son and a daughter.
• First name is pronounced suh-nah-riss.
• Follow Perry on Twitter @SenoriseP.
• Born Senorise Perry on Sept. 19, 1991 in Summerville, Ga.
Other former Northwest Georgia high players making NFL rosters include Perry’s teammate Vic Beasley from Adairsville, Cedartown’s Nick Chubb (RB, Cleveland Browns), Coosa’s Chris Jones (P, Dallas Cowboys) and Ridgeland’s Vonn Bell (SS, Cincinnati Bengals).