- Joe Perry (American football) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Fletcher Joseph Perry (January 22, 1927 – April 25, 2011) was a professional American football fullback in the All-America Football Conference ( AAFC ) and National Football League (NFL).
Joe Perry. Fletcher Joseph Perry (The Jet) Position: FB 6-0, 200lb (183cm, 90kg) Born: January 22, 1927 in Stevens, AR. Died: April 25, 2011 in Tempe, AZ. College: Compton CC (CA) Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 15 (6408th overall since 1960) High School: David Starr Jordan
- January 22, 1927
Fletcher Joseph Perry was a professional American football fullback in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League. He played for the San Francisco 49ers from 1948 to 1960, the Baltimore Colts from 1961 to 1962, and returned to the 49ers in 1963 for his final year in football. He was exceptionally fast, a trait uncommon for a fullback and one which earned him the nickname, "the Jet". The first African-American to be named the NFL Most Valuable Player, he became one of Americ
Joe Perry's Career Capsule. Full Name: Fletcher Joseph Perry. Birthdate: January 27, 1927. Birthplace: Stevens, Arkansas Died: April 25, 2011 in Chandler, Arizona. High School: David Starr Jordan (Los Angeles, CA) Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: September 13, 1969 Presenter: Josephine Morabito, Co-Owner, 49ers
In 1950, the 49ers and their star running back joined the National Football League. Perry, at 6-0 and 200 pounds was small for an NFL fullback. Unlike the typical fullback of the day, his forte was not as an inside power runner. Instead, he combined his power with his quickness and deceptive elusiveness to slash through opposing defenses.
In San Francisco 49ers. running backs Hugh McElhenny and Joe Perry, tackle Bob St. Clair, and defensive lineman Leo Nomellini—the 49ers were mostly unsuccessful during the 1950s, advancing to the postseason only once, in 1957. San Francisco began a string of 12 consecutive seasons without a playoff berth in 1958. One of the most….