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Former Alabama head coach Ray Perkins has died

Former Alabama head coach Ray Perkins
Former Alabama head coach Ray Perkins(Source: WBRC)
Published: Dec. 9, 2020 at 10:33 AM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Former Alabama head coach Ray Perkins has died. He was 79.

A former player who talked to Perkins’ family confirmed his death Wednesday.

Perkins succeeded Bear Bryant at Alabama after Bear’s death. Perkins coached at the University of Alabama from 1983 to 1986.

Former Alabama head coach Ray Perkins
Former Alabama head coach Ray Perkins(Source: Paul W. Bryant Museum)

He was later head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arkansas State University. He has also coached for the Patriots, Browns, and Raiders.

Perkins, who was born in Mississippi in 1941, was a wide receiver and played for Alabama from 1964-1966.

According to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame he was drafted by the Baltimore Colts and played five years there. He played in Super Bowl III in 1969 and Super Bowl V in 1971 when the Colts were Super Bowl champions.

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