Walk-on quarterback who has impressed the coaches enough to figure in the mix with Connor Mitch and Michael Scarnecchia for the starting signal-caller duties in 2015.
2014: Saw action in one game as a backup quarterback... went 0-of-2 passing against Furman in his first career playing time... recognized in the spring as the “Most Improved” quarterback and earned the “Big Plays” award for the offense during the 2014 spring drills.
2013: Quarterback who enrolled at Carolina in January and joined the football squad in time for spring practices.
2012: Spent the fall semester at Florida State College, a community college in Jacksonville... did not play football.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Ponte Vedra (Fla.) High School in 2012... coached by Mike Loyd... helped his team to the district title as a senior... set school records for both a season (2011) and career in passing yards, completion percentage and touchdown passes... played in the 2011 Shrine Bowl in Jacksonville... threw for 1,800 yards and a school-record 17 touchdowns in his junior season when he was second-team all-district and all-conference... also played baseball, starting for the varsity team as an eighth grader... hit .475 in 2012 while helping his team to a runnerup finish in the Florida state 5A division...was an honor roll student.
PERSONAL: Perry Orth is an economics major at South Carolina... father, Rusty, played football at West Virginia in the late `70s... brother, Calvin, plays baseball at The Citadel... owns a lawn maintenance business with his brothers.