Don Perkins (running back, born 1917)

Donald E. Perkins (September 18, 1917 – September 15, 1998) was a professional American football player who played running back for four seasons for the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears.[1][2]

When Don Perkins' NFL career was over, he and his wife, Doris, settled in Waukegan, Illinois. Don worked for Abbott Laboratories, Doris as a third grade school teacher, and together they raised five kids. They moved to southern Missouri after retirement, where Doris and some of their children still live.One of their children moved to Maryland and was married to Susan Bildstein where they have three children One son another son and then a daughter. The middle child got married to Michelle Raley and had three kids. One son Jackson Perkins one daughter Leah Perkins and another son Grant Perkins and now they still live in Maryland.[3]

Don Perkins
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born:September 18, 1917
Dodgeville, Wisconsin
Died:September 15, 1998 (aged 80)
Branson, Missouri
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Dodgeville (WI)
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR


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  3. ^ Oates "Dodgeville star won titles with both the Packers and Bears in the 1940s" Posted: Sunday, January 23, 2011,

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