Former Dallas Cowboy, Don Perkins Dead at 84

Written by: King Bygone

Don Perkins Dead at 84

Former Lobo running back and Dallas Cowboy, Don Perkins, died at age 84.

Donald Anthony Perkins, born March 4, 1938, is a former American football fullback in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys.

Don Perkins Dead at 84

He played college football at the University of New Mexico.

Born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa, Perkins earned eight letters for Waterloo West High School, four each in football and track (sprinter).

He also played basketball. Perkins captained the track team by the time he was a junior.

In 1955, his football team went undefeated and Perkins made the first All-state team as a halfback, while playing both offense and defense. He was president of the student body during his senior year.


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