6' 1" / 203 lbs
Ponte Vedra, Fla.
Orth is a pro-style QB who was recruited out of Pointe Vedra, FL by Steve Spurrier Jr.
Enrolled at Carolina in January of 2013 and participated in spring practice. He had an appearance against Coastal Carolina that fall, completing one pass for five yards. He had one appearance last season as well, going 0-2 on pass attempts against Furman.
There's been a lot of great analysis in these parts to keep everyone updated on this year's QB battle. Our breathless anticipation has yet to subside, but things are generally shaking out as everyone expected coming into fall practice. The starting position is largely Connor Mitch's to lose, Perry Orth should be the primary backup, and Lorenzo Nunez should see some limited action out of the wildcat formation this year. Barring anything crazy pants from happening before the season kicks off September 3, Orth isn't expected to start against UNC.
HOWEVER, we all know that the Head Ball Coach has zero qualms yanking a QB and changing up the game plan when his starter isn't meeting expectations, so Orth should stay warm on the sidelines as the season gets underway. It's too soon to tell if Mitch will be great and seal up the starting job, if Mitch will struggle and lose the starting job, or how Orth handles game speed if he's thrown into the mix, but look for him to get an opportunity to play as the season gets underway. Spurrier, on several occasions, has said that he doesn't mind running a 2-QB system, and I wouldn't bet against that happening at some point this year. Hell, with Spurrier calling the plays, some sort of 3-QB offense isn't entirely out of the realm of possibility.
Did you know Spurrier bequeathed unto Perry Orth a terrible nickname based on the existence of a country band? Can you name that country band?