By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Former NFL player Don Perkins has passed away. He was 84.
An official cause of death has not been confirmed yet. He passed away on Thursday.
“I am just proud to have known him and him being a great Lobo. It’s really cool that he played and was a great player here and then got to become a well-known great player in the NFL,” current New Mexico coach Danny Gonzales said, according to KRQE in Albuquerque. “I am proud of that, and I am constantly reminding our guys of the great ones that have came through here.”
Perkins played college football at New Mexico. He then played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1961 through 1968.
His passing comes a short time after the Cowboys suffered another loss in their family. Former running back Marion Barber III was found deceased in an apartment by the authorities in the Dallas Fort Worth area.
In 1961, Perkins was the NFL’s Rookie of the Year. He was also a six-time Pro Bowler.
Perkins is inducted into the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor.
He appeared in 107 games with the Cowboys. He started 106 games.
Perkins had 1,500 carries for 6,217 yards and 42 touchdowns. He also had 146 receptions for 1,310 yards and three touchdowns.© 2007-2022 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.