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Profile of Ray Perkins on Famous Like Me

Name: Ray Perkins  
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Date of Birth: 23rd August 1896
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Profession: Composer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Ray Perkins (born Starkville, Mississippi circa 1943 ) was an American football player and coach.

He attended the University of Alabama, playing football 1964-66. He was captain of the undefeated 1966 team.

He played for the NFL Baltimore Colts as a wide receiver from 1967-71. He coached in the NFL as an assistant for the New England Patriots (1973-77) and San Diego Chargers (1978) before becoming head coach of the New York Giants from 1979-1982, helping to build the team that his successor, Bill Parcells, won the Super Bowl with in 1986.

Following coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, the winningest coach in Division 1A football history, Perkins became head coach at his alma mater, the University of Alabama, from 1983-1986, compiling a record of 32-15-1 and winning three bowl games. He then returned to the NFL as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1987-1990. His career coaching record in the NFL was 42-75-0. He later was the offensive coordinator of the Patriots and the Oakland Raiders.

He was elected to the Senior Bowl Hall of Fame in 2005

Preceded by:
Leeman Bennett
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coaches
Succeeded by:
Richard Williamson
Preceded by:
John McVay
New York Giants Head Coaches
Succeeded by:
Bill Parcells

=External links

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