New Eagles QB Has Had Amazing Journey to the NFL

If you enjoy an underdog story, then you'll enjoy the story of the Eagles new third quarterback - Luis Perez.

NFL Network's Peter Schrager previously told Perez's fascinating story on Good Morning Football:

If you want to skip the video, here's a quick breakdown of what was said:

  • Perez was a bowling phenom as a kid, racking up 12 perfect games before turning 21-years-old.

  • Spent teen years traveling the west coast competing in youth bowling tournaments, consistently winning against kids much older than him.

  • Tried out football his senior year of high school and played wide receiver.

  • Didn’t get any scholarships, so he attended SouthWestern College in his hometown.

  • He was listed 9th on the QB depth chart at the community college.

  • Leaned how to play quarterback from YouTube.

  • After two years he transferred to Texas A&M Commerce, a division II school.

  • Once again he isn’t a starter. Finally earned his way to being a starting quarterback in 2016.

  • In his final season in 2017, he threw for over 5,000 passing yards and 47 touchdowns, and won the Harlon Hill Trophy (the Division II equivalent of the Heisman Trophy). He also led  the Lions to their second ever Division II Football National Championship. 

  • Went undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft, but was picked up by the Los Angeles Rams.

  • He survived their camp all the way until their final cuts.

  • Signed up for the Alliance of American Football and played well in his two months with the Birmingham Iron.

The Eagles might not even keep three quarterback on the roster in 2019. If they do, Perez will likely have to battle another arm the Eagles bring in (either during or immediately after the draft). Perez will be ready for the challenge.

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