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January 29, 2009

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It was in Pittsburgh where he caught the eye of three important people who now work for the Cardinals — head coach Ken Whisenhunt, assistant head coach Russ Grimm and special teams coach Kevin Spencer.

"Nothing he has done surprises me," said Perry, who was the only one of five athletic brother not to attend Andover High, instead graduating from Malden Catholic. "I remember when he was cut by the Patriots. He was also cut a few other times. It never fazed him. Other people get down, but he always said to me, 'I'll end up somewhere.' "

While Morey was a star receiver at Brown, he has cut his teeth on special teams. Again, no surprises in the Perry camp.

"When we were at Brown he wanted to play on special teams. He wanted to play on defense. He begged to play back deep (as a safety) if a team was trying the 'Hail Mary' play at the end of a game," recalled Perry, who teamed with Morey for two record-breaking seasons. "It's funny, he was returning punts for us but the coaches had to pull him because he never would call a fair catch and he'd get crushed. He was too valuable as a receiver."

Perry remembered a time when his brother John, now the head football coach at Merrimack College, visited Brown when he was working as an assistant at the University of New Hampshire. He offered some advice to Morey, that playing pickup basketball in the offseason would help his athleticism as a receiver.

"So what does Sean do? He would call me every day at 4:30 p.m. in the spring semester to go over to daily game, which started at 5 p.m." said Perry. "We would get there late, because of me, and he would get ticked because we didn't get in the first game. He respected John and did exactly what he said. That's Sean."

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