Arizona State starting safety Armand Perry is stepping away from football after battling several injuries over the course of his career, he announced via Twitter on Wednesday.
ThankQ forever . CBA forever . PRCZN forever . ASU forever . Perry forever . We live on forever....... pic.twitter.com/HoSwCqkPgI— PEEZ (@cba_peez) May 25, 2017
I'm proud of you son!! #ASU #CBA #GATA #PRCZN https://t.co/FP68EErxXY— Archie Perry (@Dr_APjr) May 25, 2017
On a personal note @cba_peez was one of my favorite players to interview. He was solid in that department ever since his freshman year. https://t.co/6IMxnT0tDz— DevilsDigest.com (@DevilsDigest) May 25, 2017
The 6-foot, 190-pound defender missed a handful of contests during the 2016 season due to what he described as torn labrums in his hip and shoulder. Perry also revealed he was battling turf toe, as well. He medically redshirted the year before in 2015 after suffering a season-ending Grade 3 ankle sprain, suffering ligament and bone damage.
Perry steps away from the game having tallied 108 career tackles (seven for loss), including 2.5 sacks, and one interception over 24 total appearances in three seasons.
The interception was made during his freshman year against Washington, when he saw time earlier in his career at cornerback prior to transitioning to a safety role. Perry picked the errant pass, before running the ball back 61 yards for a game-sealing score, improving the 14th-ranked Sun Devils to a 6-1 overall record.
Perry’s retirement will prevent him from playing alongside his younger brother, Alex, a four-star defensive back out of Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) who committed to play at ASU this offseason.