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TCU Picks Up Colorado DB Transfer Mark Perry

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TCU will have to replace two veterans in the secondary with TJ Carter and La’Kendrick Van Zandt gone in 2022, but it looks as if they are using the appeal of immediate playing time to pull in top-notch help.

Colorado safety Mark Perry announced on Monday that he will transfer to TCU and play for the Horned Frogs next season.


As a redshirt sophomore, Perry has started 25 games at free safety for Colorado in two seasons, totaling 72 tackles in 2021, which was good for third on the team. The former three-star prospect from Cucamonga, California, was a rising star for the Buffs this season, finishing the year with three interceptions and four pass breakups (PBU’s).

Perry’s addition, along with Ishmael Burdine from Missouri, should give the Horned Frogs experience and athleticism that the Frogs secondary will need going into next season. While it may look different, the TCU defense needs some new pieces after the season they put together in 2021. Giving up 461.8 yards per game and finishing 119th in total defense will cause some changes to take place.

Perry will have two years of eligibility remaining and should be fighting for a starting role come springtime.

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