October 1, 2013
Perkins Uses Bye Week to Heal Wounds
Ladarius Perkins has become a fan favorite over the years. The soft-spoken, humble playmaker has quietly made his way into the record books as he currently sits just 22 yards outside of the career top-10 for rushing and 103 yards away from fourth place in all-purpose yardage. He's a dynamic player that Dan Mullen has always wanted to get the ball to in any situation.
In his senior season, however, Perkins has been hobbled by injury that has kept him out of one game and forced him to leave a half early last ball game against Troy. The off week turned out to be completely beneficial for him and some more banged-up Dawgs.
"It was a little frustrating because you want to be out there with the team but the trainers knew what was best for me," Perkins said of having to come out of the game prematurely. "They've been treating me well and I've been getting treatment to help me get out on the field as quickly as possible. I feel pretty good. I've been out there cutting on my foot and ankle and feel pretty good."
As the offense has evolved with quarterback Dak Prescott, the number of carries has dropped for Perkins with the reads that the quarterback has taken over in the option and Perkins is no longer the only target in the backfield for opposing defenses. Still, his main goal is to do what the coaches prepared him to do.
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