Darren Perry

Darren Perry (born December 29, 1968) is a National Football League assistant coach and former professional American football player. He was the former safeties coach for the Green Bay Packers. A product of Penn State, Perry played free safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints.

Darren Perry
Personal information
Born:December 29, 1968 (age 50)
Chesapeake, Virginia
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College:Penn State
NFL Draft:1992 / Round: 8 / Pick: 34
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Interceptions:35
Sacks:2.5
Touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Playing career

High school

As a quarterback at Chesapeake, Virginia's Deep Creek High School, Perry passed for 24 touchdowns and 2,790 yards.

College

Perry was named a first-team Football Writers All-American in 1991 and graduated as Penn State's second leading all-time interceptor with 15. Perry's 299 interception return yards and three interceptions for touchdowns are school records. Perry had six interceptions his senior year and returned two for touchdowns.[1]

Perry appeared on the cover of the November 26, 1990 issue of Sports Illustrated following Penn State’s defeat of then #1, Notre Dame. He has a sandwich named in his honor at State College, Pennsylvania's Fraser Street Deli. The ingredients are Roast Beef, Provolone, and Onions all heated and served on toasted bread.

Professional

An eighth round draft pick (203rd overall) of the 1992 NFL Draft, (the first for Steelers head coach Bill Cowher), Perry played seven seasons (1992–98) with the Steelers and started the first 110 games of his career, including the postseason. Largely unheralded, the 5'11", 200 lb (91 kg). rookie picked off six passes, becoming the first rookie since 1955 to lead the team in interceptions. The pairing of Perry with Pro Bowler Rod Woodson in the secondary helped create one of the NFL's most effective and durable secondaries. His 32 career interceptions from 1992-98 are tied for seventh in Pittsburgh history.

Perry signed with the San Diego Chargers in 1999 and rounded out his playing career in 2000 with the New Orleans Saints, having played in 139 of 141 possible games, missing only two games in 1997 due to a groin injury. He started 13 postseason games, including Super Bowl XXX. He had a career total of 35 interceptions.

In 1997, Perry was selected as the recipient of the Pro Football Writers' "Chief Award," presented annually to the member of the Steelers’ organization who best exemplifies the spirit of cooperation with the media. He was also named the winner of the 1992 "Joe Greene Great Performance Award," given to the outstanding Steelers rookie.

Coaching

Perry spent the 2002 season as the Cincinnati Bengals' safeties coach under his former defensive coordinator, Dick Lebeau. He was the Steelers' defensive backs coach from 2004–2006, after having served as assistant defensive backs coach in 2003. Perry was instrumental with the rapid development of the Steelers’ two outstanding safeties, All-Pro Troy Polamalu and Chris Hope. He resigned from the Steelers coaching staff on January 25, 2007, following the retirement of head coach Bill Cowher. Perry was hired by the Oakland Raiders as their defensive backs coach on February 5, 2007,[2] and spent two seasons with the team.

Perry was hired by the Green Bay Packers as their safeties coach on February 3, 2009.

On January 29, 2018 Mike McCarthy announced in a press release Perry would not be returning to the Packers and would be seeking to pursue other coaching opportunities.[3]

Personal life

In 1992, he began Intercept for Care, wherein Perry made a $500 donation to Chesapeake Care for every interception he made. Chesapeake Care is a program in which doctors, nurses, dentists and volunteers donate services to those without medical insurance in Chesapeake, Virginia. Perry later convinced others to match his contribution, making each of his interceptions worth as much as $2,500 apiece. By 1996 the program had helped over 9,000 patients.

Perry and his wife Errika have four children: Danielle, Dominique, Dedriana and Devan. They live in Chesapeake, Virginia in the offseason.

In 2007, Perry, along with fellow Penn Stater and ex-Buffalo Bill Keith Goganious, collaborated in to resurrect the Hampton Roads Football Camp after a 12-year hiatus. The camp, held at Virginia Wesleyan College is aimed at high school athletes. New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress was a past attendee.

In December 2016 Darren was arrested for drunk driving in Green Bay, Wisconsin. At the time of his arrest he also refused to take an alcohol test. He has pleaded not guilty and has court for a final pre-trial conference on March 30, 2017.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Nittany Lions Well-Represented on Super Bowl XL Squads". gopsusports.com. January 24, 2006. Archived from the original on March 18, 2006. Retrieved January 30, 2011.
  2. ^ "Raiders hire ex-Steelers assistant to coach DBs". NFL.com. February 5, 2007. Archived from the original on May 5, 2007. Retrieved January 30, 2011.
  3. ^ https://twitter.com/ByRyanWood/status/958102110498799616
  4. ^ http://fox11online.com/sports/packers-and-nfl/packers-asst-coach-pleads-not-guilty-in-owi-citation-case

External links

1989 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

The 1989 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Joe Paterno and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

1990 NBL Finals

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1990 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

The 1990 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Joe Paterno and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

1991 College Football All-America Team

The 1991 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and publications that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1991. It is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective positions.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recognizes five selectors as "official" for the 1991 season. They are: (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA); (2) the Associated Press (AP); (3) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA); (4) the United Press International (UPI); and (5) the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WCFF). Other notable selectors included Football News, Scripps Howard (SH), The Sporting News (TSN), and the Newspaper Enterprise Association in conjunction with World Almanac.

Nine players were unanimously selected by all five official selectors. They are: running back Vaughn Dunbar of Indiana; wide receiver Desmond Howard of Michigan; center Jay Leeuwenburg of Colorado; tackle Greg Skrepenak of Michigan; defensive ends Santana Dotson of Baylor and Steve Emtman of Washington; linebacker Robert Jones of East Carolina; defensive back Terrell Buckley of Florida State; and punter Mark Bounds of Texas Tech. Desmond Howard also won the 1991 Heisman Trophy.

1991 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

The 1991 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1991 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Joe Paterno and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

1992 NFL Draft

The 1992 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 26–27, 1992, at the Marriot Marquis in New York City, New York. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

The 1992 draft was notable because for the first time since 1958 one team, the Indianapolis Colts, held the first two overall picks. Neither made a major impact in the league, and the 1992 draft in retrospect is considered one of the worst in league history. It is the only draft since 1960 to produce no Pro Football Hall of Famers. It was also the final NFL Draft featuring twelve rounds of selections; the league would reduce the rounds to eight the following season, and then seven the year after that, where it has remained since.

1992 Pittsburgh Steelers season

The 1992 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise's 60th season as a professional sports franchise and as a member of the National Football League.

The Pittsburgh Steelers celebrated their 60th Anniversary season in 1992. This was also Bill Cowher's first season as head coach following the retirement of Chuck Noll after 23 seasons. The team was coming off a 7–9 season in 1991.

Cowher led the Steelers to an 11–5 record in his first season and the top seed in the AFC playoffs. However, in what later became somewhat commonplace in Cowher's reign as coach of the Steelers, the team failed to capitalize on the seeding and lost to the eventual AFC Champion Buffalo Bills in the divisional playoffs.

2000 New Orleans Saints season

The 2000 New Orleans Saints season was the franchise's 34th season in the National Football League and the 25th to host games at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints were looking to improve on their 3–13 finish from a year earlier under new head coach Jim Haslett. Not only did the Saints do so, but they finished with a 10–6 record to win the NFC West and advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 1992. They also won their first ever playoff game in franchise history by defeating the defending Super Bowl champion St. Louis Rams in the Wild Card round. The Saints went no further, though, as they lost to the Minnesota Vikings in the next round.

This was the only time the Saints made the playoffs under Haslett. For the next four seasons, the Saints fell out of contention. They would not return to the playoffs until 2006.

New wide receiver Joe Horn, quickly emerged as a star, catching 94 passes for 1,340 and 9 touchdowns, and he was selected to the Pro Bowl after the season.

2002 Cincinnati Bengals season

The 2002 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's 35th year in professional football and its 33rd with the National Football League. With a record of 2–14, however, they were the worst team in football in 2002. The Bengals struggles continued as they lost their first seven contests losing by average of 19 points in each game. The Bengals would finally garner their first victory Week 8 by soundly defeating the expansion Houston Texans on the road 38–3. The winning would not last long, however, as the Bengals lost their next six games to fall to 1–13.

In their final game at home, the Bengals would stun the New Orleans Saints 20–13 to earn their second win on the season, but there would be no saving the Bengals from setting a new franchise record for losses as they finished the season with a 27–9 loss to the Buffalo Bills on the road to finish with a league worst 2–14 record. This resulted in the Bengals owner Mike Brown firing head coach Dick LeBeau and replacing him with Washington's defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis.

By being the worst team in 2002, they earned the first pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, which they would use to draft Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Carson Palmer out of USC, and releasing embattled quarterback Akili Smith.

2003 Pittsburgh Steelers season

The 2003 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise's 71st season as a professional sports franchise and as a member of the National Football League.

Their season began with the team trying to improve on their 10–5–1 record from 2002 in which they lost to the Tennessee Titans in the Divisional round of the playoffs.

With the team suffering through injuries as well as less reliance on the running game than normal, the Steelers stumbled to a 6–10 record, going the entire season without winning consecutive games. Since moving to Heinz Field, this marked their first losing season as well as missing the playoff along with the 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2013. The team's 6–10 finish matched their worst under Bill Cowher (1999).

In his final season with the team, linebacker Jason Gildon became the franchise's career sack leader during a game against the Arizona Cardinals on November 9.

As of 2018, this is the most recent losing season for the Steelers, and the most recent time they have lost more than 9 games.

Carnell Lake

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Deep Creek High School

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Le déserteur

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North Hobart Football Club

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