Johnny Perkins

Wide receiver, American football player

1953 – 2007

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Who was Johnny Perkins?

John Eugene "Johnny" Perkins was an American football wide receiver in the National Football League who spent his entire career with the New York Giants. Perkins was born in Franklin, Texas. He played college football at Ranger College before transferring to Abilene Christian University. A second round draft pick in the 1977 NFL Draft, Perkins played in 71 games and had 2,611 yards receiving and 18 touchdowns on 163 catches. He retired after the 1983 season. He died in Fort Worth, Texas after complications from heart surgery.

Perkins is the father of WNBA player Jia Perkins.

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Born
Apr 21, 1953
Franklin
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Abilene Christian University
  • Ranger College
Lived in
  • Texas
  • Franklin
Died
Apr 25, 2007
Fort Worth

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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