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Joe Perry dies at 84; Hall of Fame fullback with San Francisco 49ers
Joe Perry dies at 84; Hall of Fame fullback with San Francisco 49ers

Joe Perry, a Hall of Fame fullback with the San Francisco 49ers who became the first player to rush for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, has died. He was 84.Perry, nicknamed "the Jet" because of his speed, died Monday in Tempe, Ariz., of complications from dementia, said his wife, Donna. She said Perry had been suffering from dementia for about 10 years and that it was related to his football career.He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1969 after a 16-season career, 14 with the 49ers and two with the Baltimore Colts. The 49ers were part of the All-America Football Conference in his first two seasons, joining the National Football League in 1950.He was the 49ers'...

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