- Hall of Fame
- Posts: 111,374
HOFer Joe "The Jet" Perry has passed away. 1st to rush for 1,000 yds
- Posts: 72,231
RIP to the Jet
[ Edited by susweel on Apr 25, 2011 at 10:25 AM ]
- Posts: 21,052
He was the greatest 49er running back ever and one of the greatest ever in the league. Had he played on the East Coast he would have been one of the great sports heroes of all time. Playing on the West Coast at that time was like being on an obscure island in the South Pacific. Nobody cared about SF back then so Perry got little of the recognition he deserved. His election to the HOF finally put him in the limelight he deserved but never asked for apart from his play on the field.
As good a football player as he was, he was just as good a person.
For the younger posters here, he was Frank Gore with breakaway speed.