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UCLA running back Paul Perkins steps up as leader and finds his voice

UCLA running back Paul Perkins steps up as leader and finds his voice

UCLA running back Paul Perkins is out of his comfort zone. He's talking. The gift of gab does not come naturally to Perkins, who off the field leans more toward marble statue than soap-box orator. But after a season in which he walked the walk, it's time for the junior running back to talk the talk. "I feel like, being in the position that I am, some guys might think I was kind of stuck up or secluded," Perkins said. "I wanted to get out of my box and talk with some of the younger guys, build greater camaraderie with the team." These things used to be taken care of by quarterback Brett Hundley, who spent three seasons as the Bruins' front man. Perkins...

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