Former Miami Hurricanes QB N’Kosi Perry officially transfers to FAU

DURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 30 (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
DURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 30 (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Former Miami Hurricanes quarterback N’Kosi Perry officially announced what has been speculated for months that he is transferring to Florida Atlantic. Perry thanked former Miami head coach Mark Richt for bringing him to Coral Gables and current head coach Manny Diaz. Perry made the announcement via Instagram.

Many current and former Miami Hurricanes teammates and alums wished Perry well in the comments section on Instagram under the post. Perry signed with Miami in the Class of 2017 as the 199th ranked player, seventh-ranked dual-threat QB and the 30th ranked player in Florida. Perry redshirted as a true freshman in 2017.

There was a lot of debate among Miami fans on social media during the 2017 season on whether or not Perry should have been taken out of his redshirt and provided a chance to play over starting quarterback Malik Rosier. Rosier remained the starting QB and Miami finished 10-3 including winning the ACC Coastal Divison Title.

Perry and Rosier both played frequently in 2018. In 11 games, Perry completed 50.8 percent of his passes for 1,091 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions in 2018 as Miami finished 7-6. With Rosier graduated after the 2018 season, Perry and Ohio State transfer Tate Martell lost the QB competition to Jarren Williams.

Perry once again shared the playing time at QB in 2019. After Williams earned becoming the starting QB in training camp, Perry completed 53.5 percent of his passes for 1,045 passing yards, eight TDs and three interceptions. In 2020, backing up D’Eriq King, Perry was 26-47 for 348 yards, three TDs and one interception.

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Perry finished his Miami career completing 52.4 percent of his passes for 2,484 yards, 24 TDs and 10 interceptions. The most admirable performance of Perry’s Miami career was going 19-34 for 228 yards and two TDs without an interception and running six times for 10 yards against Oklahoma State in the Cheeze-it Bowl.