Running back Senorise Perry arguably had the biggest breakout season of anyone on the Louisville roster in 2012. The 6-foot 203-pound Georgia native played on the defensive side of the ball when he first arrived at Louisville and had just 11 carries as a running back in 2011.
Perry broke out as a redshirt junior in 2012, rushing for over 100-yards on three occasions, including a four touchdown performance on the road at Pittsburgh in a 45-35 win. In seven full games for Louisville, Perry ran for 703 yards averaging 5.2 yards per carry and 100 yards per game. Unfortunately Perry’s season came to an end on Nov. 10 at Syracuse when he went down in the first half, tearing his ACL.
Perry had surgery a few days after the injury and three months later he appears to be right on track with his recovery. He shared some good news yesterday via his Twitter account.
As long as he is healthy by the start of the season, I think the first string running back spot is his to lose. Although Jeremy Wright is no longer with the program, Louisville should still have some solid depth at the running back position. Dominique Brown will make his return following a redshirt season in 2012 and the staff has very high hopes for redshirt freshman Brandon Radcliff.