SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hall of Fame fullback Joe Perry, the first
player with back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons and nicknamed
"The Jet" for his speed, has died. He was 84.
The San Francisco 49ers announced that Perry died Monday in
Arizona of complications from dementia.
Perry was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1969 following a
16-year NFL career, 14 years with the 49ers and the other two for
the Baltimore Colts.
A three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro, Perry still stands
as San Francisco's all-time leader in yards rushing (7,344) and
touchdowns rushing (50). He led the 49ers in rushing on eight
occasions, including seven consecutive seasons from 1949-1955.