Ravens first-round pick Breshad Perriman to throw out first pitch at tonight’s Orioles game

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Ravens first-round pick Breshad Perriman to throw out first pitch at tonight’s Orioles game

By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun

Ravens rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman will get to try his hand at a different sport tonight when he throws out the ceremonial first pitch at the Orioles game at Camden Yards.

The Orioles host the Seattle Mariners at 7:05 p.m.

Growing up in Georgia, Perriman played football and ran track and didn’t play baseball in high school.

Signed to a four-year, $8.705 million contract that includes a $4.59 million signing bonus and $7.08 million guaranteed, Periman was selected 26th overall in the first round of the NFL draft out of Central Florida.

Perriman is a 6-foot-2, 212-pound former all-conference selection who ran the 40-yard dash in 4.22 seconds. He’s expected to have a major role working in tandem with five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Steve Smith.

Perriman caught 50 passes for 1,044 yards and nine touchdowns last season before declaring for the draft. He averaged 20.9 yards a catch. He finished his career with 115 receptions for 2,243 yards and 16 touchdowns.

awilson@baltsun.com

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