As we put a wrap on the roller coaster ride of a rebuilding season in 2009, I've decided to ask for the community's help in fashioning the 2009 Mizzou All-Season Team. Just like I did in 2007 before the Cotton Bowl, putting together the All-Season Team will help recognize the top performances of the season at each position this past year.
Today, we look for Jared Perry's best performance. Nominees after the jump.
NOMINEES (in chronological order):
- Jared Perry vs. Illinois: At a time when we weren't sure if Mizzou had a No. 1 receiver on the roster (a question Danario Alexander would obviously answer), Perry helped put away Missouri's win over Illinois by taking a screen pass 46 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter.
THE LINE: 4 rec., 93 yards, 23.25 avg., 1 TD
- Jared Perry vs. Furman: Perry put up the first multi-touchdown game of his career against the Paladins, including hauling in a 40-yard touchdown pass from Danario Alexander in the first quarter. Perry also had a 48-yard TD reception en route to the first 100-plus receiving yard game of his career. All of Perry's 161 yards came in the first half.
THE LINE: 7 rec., 161 yards, 23.0 avg., 2 TD
- Jared Perry vs. Baylor: Believe it or not, Missouri had a receiver other than Danario Alexander on the field that day. Perry's drops in this game were incredibly damning to Mizzou's chances, but at day's end, Perry's numbers were still impressive. Perry caught four passes of more than 20 yards (38, 26, 23, 21) and had only one catch of less than 10 yards.
THE LINE: 7 rec., 135 yards, 20.7 avg.
2009 Missouri Tigers All-Season Team
- Quarterback: Blaine Gabbert vs. Illinois
- Running Back: Derrick Washington vs. Kansas
- Wide Receiver: Danario Alexander vs. Kansas
- Wide Receiver: Jared Perry (Vote Now!)