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Don Perkins
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circa 1966
No. 43
Position:Fullback
Personal information
Born: (1938-03-04) March 4, 1938 (age 84)
Waterloo, Iowa
Died:Error: Need valid birth date (second date): year, month, day
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:204 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Waterloo (IA) West
College:New Mexico
NFL Draft:1960 / Round: 9 / Pick: 106
(By the Baltimore Colts)
AFL Draft:1960 / Round: 1
Pick: First Selections
(by the New York Titans)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:6,217
Average:4.1
Touchdowns:42
Games Played:107
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR
Donald Anthony Perkins (born March 4, 1938 - died June 9, 2022) was a former American football fullback in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at the University of New Mexico.
Contents
1 Early years
2 College career
3 Professional career
4 Personal life
5 See also
6 References
7 External links
Early years
Born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa, Perkins earned eight letters for Waterloo West High School, four each in football and track (sprinter). He also played basketball. Perkins captained the track team by the time he was a junior.
In 1955, his football team went undefeated and Perkins made the first All-state team as a halfback, while playing both offense and defense. He was president of the student body during his senior year.
College career
Perkins played college football at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he played halfback and defensive back as a two-way player. He was a three-time All-Skyline selection and the Skyline Sophomore of the Year. In 1958, he led the nation in kickoff returns. In 1959 he received third-team All-American honors.
The head coach at New Mexico was future Hall of Famer Marv Levy, who has stated in several occasions that Perkins was one of the greatest players he ever coached. He also mentioned him in his Hall of Fame induction speech in Canton, Ohio.
Perkins set 12 records as a three-year halfback starter. The school retired his number (43) when he completed his career – a first in UNM history. He ranks 14th in the Lobos' career rushing list with 2,001 yards.
He was inducted into the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame and the University of New Mexico Hall of Honor.
Professional career
The Dallas Cowboys franchise was admitted to the league too late to participate in the 1960 NFL draft in November 1959, so they signed Perkins to a personal-services contract for a $1,500 bonus and a $10,000 salary. This meant he would play for the Cowboys if and when they received an NFL franchise. Although he was selected in the ninth round of the NFL draft by the Baltimore Colts, the league honored the contract, but made the Cowboys compensate the Colts with a ninth round draft pick (#116-Roy Walker) in the 1962 NFL draft.
Perkins sat out the entire 1960 season with a broken foot (fifth metatarsal) he suffered in training camp, so he began playing with the Cowboys in 1961 as a rookie. He lacked long-distance speed, but made up for it with outstanding quickness and balance. He finished with 815 rushing yards (sixth among league leaders) and 4 touchdowns, earning NFL rookie of the year and Pro Bowl honors.
Not only was he considered a superb blocker, he also finished in the NFL's top 10 rushing in each of his eight seasons in the league. On September 24, 1961, he became the first running back in Cowboys' history to run for 100 yards in a game, when he rushed for 108 yards on 17 carries against the expansion Minnesota Vikings.
Perkins's best year was in 1962, when he rushed for 945 yards and seven touchdowns, becoming the first Cowboy to make the All-Pro team. He was coming off his two best all-around seasons when he decided to retire prior to the 1969 season.
Even though he played the fullback position at 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 204 pounds (93 kg), his ten career 100-yard games ranks fourth in club history, he led the Dallas Cowboys in rushing in six of his eight seasons, also led them in touchdowns in four of his eight seasons. He ranks fourth on the Cowboys' all-time rushing yards list (behind Emmitt Smith, Tony Dorsett, and Ezekiel Elliott), and fifth on the rushing touchdowns list, behind Smith, Dorsett, Marion Barber III, and Elliott. He was selected to six Pro Bowls and to one All-Pro team, while gaining a reputation in the NFL for his courage and resolve on some of worst teams in Dallas Cowboys history. In 1968, he helped end the Cowboys practice of segregating players when traveling to hotels.
Probably the only thing he couldn't do was complete Tom Landry's annual "mile run" in camp. Landry once told NFL Films: "Perkins was in the toughest times", "The guy was a remarkable runner, a great pass blocker and one of the best players in our history." Walt Garrison replaced him in the starting lineup, and once said, "Don Perkins was the best fullback the Dallas Cowboys ever had".
Perkins retired at the end of 1968 having led all active players in rushing yards since the retirement of Jim Taylor, and was fifth in NFL history with 6,217. He was inducted into the Ring of Honor at Texas Stadium alongside his quarterback Don Meredith in 1976. Only Bob Lilly was inducted ahead of them, in 1975.
In 2006, he was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
The Professional Football Researchers Association named Perkins to the PRFA Hall of Very Good Class of 2016
Personal life
Perkins was a football analyst for CBS Sports, ABC Sports, and other television and radio networks.
He was the director of the Work Incentive Program for the State of New Mexico Department of Human Services from 1972 to 1985. He served on both the Executive board of US West and the Board of Trustees for University Hospital from 1990 to 1993. He is currently a member of the Northwest Mesa Branch of the NAACP.
A father of four children and grandfather of eleven, he has been active in local theater, public speaking, broadcasting at the local and national level, and is retired in the city of Albuquerque.
See also
List of NCAA major college yearly punt and kickoff return leaders
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