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Friday, March 14, 2014

March 14th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

William Perry


(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photo is of William “The Refrigerator” Perry. Perry was born in Aiken, South Carolina. He has stated in an interview that "Even when I was little, I was big."

He attended South Aiken High School, where he was a standout high school football player.

Perry became a legend at Clemson where he played for coach Danny Ford's Tigers from 1981 to 1984. He won a national championship in 1981, and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American as a junior in 1983.

Perry went on to play for the Chicago Bears, winning a Super Bowl and scoring a touchdown. As years passed, his touchdown in the Super Bowl was considered a controversial decision by head coach Mike Ditka because legendary running back Walter Peyton was denied the chance to score a TD in the Super Bowl.

Here is an interesting old video about William and his brother, Michael Dean.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yt2yAzjUK8

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