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Perine about to go national

Former teammate of Daje Johnson will be featured at Pflugerville Hendrickson

Updated: April 19, 2012, 11:22 AM ET
By Max Olson | HornsNation
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas -- Samaje Perine's high school is 20 minutes from Texas' campus, but he didn't grow up a Longhorns fan.

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Max Olson/ESPN.com Samaje Perine averaged over nine yards per carry sharing time in Pflugerville Hendrickson's backfield in 2011.
The Pflugerville Hendrickson sophomore running back was raised in the small town of Choctaw Bluff, Ala., and considers himself a serious Alabama fan.

"I always call him 'SEC,' because he's always in Alabama stuff," Hendrickson coach Chip Killian said. "And he's an SEC-type back. He's a power guy, man. He's amazing."

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