Perry Lee Dunn

Perry Lee Dunn (January 20, 1941 – October 27, 2018), was a professional American football running back in the National Football League, for the Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Colts. He played college football at the University of Mississippi.[1]

Perry Lee Dunn
No. 37, 31
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born:January 20, 1941
Natchez, Mississippi
Died:October 27, 2018 (aged 77)
Jackson, Mississippi
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Natchez (Natchez, Mississippi)
NFL Draft:1964 / Round: 4 / Pick: 45
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:74
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Early years

At Natchez High School he started every game at quarterback except his first one, only losing 4 games. He also played safety, returner, punter and practiced track and field (hurdles).

As a senior, he rushed and passed for 2,609 yards, registered 20 rushing touchdowns, 14 passing touchdowns and completed 59 percent of his passes.

In 4 years he rushed for 2,895 yards and 46 touchdowns, while passing for 2,822 yards and 38 touchdowns, to go with 1,097 return yards. He also set different school and state records, receiving high school All-American honors and was a highly recruited athlete.

College career

Dunn accepted a football scholarship from the University of Mississippi, where he was a part of a three quarterback system. As a junior, he was moved to fullback because of the play of quarterback Glynn Griffing, on a team that finished undefeated and shared the national championship with Ohio State University. He posted 262 rushing yards, 4 rushing touchdowns and 41 receiving yards.

The next year, he was named the starting quarterback, registering 820 passing yards with 9 touchdowns, 5 interceptions. Hed also led the team to an SEC title and received second-team All-SEC honors.

In his college career he passed for 1,121 yards, rushed for 563 yards and scored 18 touchdowns.[2]

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

Dunn was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round (45th overall) of the 1964 NFL Draft and by the San Diego Chargers in the third round (24th overall) of the 1964 AFL Draft.

The Cowboys drafted him as a safety,[3] but after having problems playing the position in the Chicago College All-Star Game, head coach Tom Landry decided that it would be best to switch him to halfback.[4] As a rookie, he started the last 2 games of the season because of injuries. In 1965, he started 7 games at halfback.

Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons selected him from the Cowboys roster in the 1966 NFL Expansion Draft and moved him to fullback.[5] He was traded to the Baltimore Colts in exchange for a draft choice (not exercised), before the start of the 1969 season.[6]

Baltimore Colts

In 1969, Dunn played in 5 games for the Baltimore Colts, before being waived injured on October 20, after he sprained his knee.[7]


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  2. ^ "Natchez athlete drew all the coaches". The Natchez Democrat. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "1964 draft left lasting impact on Dallas Cowboys, NFL -". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Its Official: Passing on congrats before talking of Perry Lee Dunn - Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper". The Natchez Democrat. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "Two different philosophies in draft". Ellensburg Daily Record. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "Falcons trade off Dunn, obtain Good". Rome News-Tribune. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "Colts Waive Injured FB". The Morning Record. Retrieved February 3, 2018.

External links

1962 Ole Miss Rebels football team

The 1962 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi during the 1962 NCAA University Division football season. The Rebels' finished the season undefeated, as Southeastern Conference (SEC) champions and with a victory over Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl. Ole Miss was awarded the national championship by the Billingsley Report, Litkenhous and, later, Sagarin Ratings. The NCAA does not recognize the Billingsley Report, Litkenhous or Sagarin Ratings to be major selectors and therefore doesn't recognize this as a national championship. To date, it is the only undefeated and untied season in Ole Miss' football history.

The Rebels' undefeated season was set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement taking place on their own campus as James Meredith, aided by the United States government, was attempting to be the first black student to enroll at the university. In 2012, ESPN aired a documentary on the team, Ghosts of Ole Miss, as part of its 30 for 30 series.

1963 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

The 1963 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1963 NCAA University Division football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 69th overall and 30th season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Bear Bryant, in his sixth year, and played their home games at Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Legion Field in Birmingham and Ladd Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. They finished season with nine wins and two losses (9–2 overall, 6–2 in the SEC) and with a victory over Ole Miss in the Sugar Bowl.

The Crimson Tide opened the season with wins at Georgia, against Tulane in Mobile and at Vanderbilt en route to a 3–0 start. However, in their fourth game, Alabama was upset by Florida in what was coach Bryant's first loss at Denny Stadium as head coach. They rebounded the week that followed with a shutout victory over Tennessee and then won their next three games against Houston, Mississippi State and Georgia Tech.

In the annual Iron Bowl against Auburn, the Crimson Tide were defeated for the first time by the Tigers since the 1958 season. Although they lost, immediately after the game Alabama accepted an invitation to play Ole Miss in the Sugar Bowl. Before the bowl, the Crimson Tide defeated Miami in their final game of the regular season. They then closed the season with a victory over Ole Miss in the Sugar Bowl.

1963 All-SEC football team

The 1963 All-SEC football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) chosen by various selectors for the 1963 college football season.

1963 Ole Miss Rebels football team

The 1963 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi during the 1963 NCAA University Division football season. The Rebels were led by 17th-year head coach Johnny Vaught and played their home games at Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. Ole Miss were champions of the Southeastern Conference, finishing the regular season with a record of 7–0–2 (5–0–1 SEC) and ranked 7th in the final AP Poll. They were invited to the 1964 Sugar Bowl, where they lost to fellow SEC member Alabama.

1964 American Football League draft

The 1964 American Football League draft was held in New York City on Saturday, November 30, 1963.The first selection was quarterback John Concannon of Boston College, taken by the Boston Patriots. The NFL draft was held two days later in Chicago.

1964 Dallas Cowboys season

The 1964 Dallas Cowboys season was their fifth in the league. The team improved on their previous output of 4–10, winning five games. They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.

1964 NFL Draft

The 1964 National Football League draft was held in Chicago, Illinois, at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers on Monday, December 2, 1963.The first overall pick was Dave Parks, an end from Texas Tech, selected by the San Francisco 49ers.The AFL draft was two days earlier, on Saturday, November 30. In the next two years, the drafts were held on the same day; following the merger agreement in June 1966, a common draft was instituted for 1967.

The 1964 NFL Draft is notable for the highest number of players enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame - 11 Players

1964 Sugar Bowl

The 1964 Sugar Bowl, part of the 1963 bowl game season, was the 30th annual contest and took place on January 1, 1964, at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana. The competing teams were the Ole Miss Rebels and the Alabama Crimson Tide, both representing the Southeastern Conference (SEC), although the two teams did not play each other in the regular season. The matchup was the first between the flagship universities of these neighboring states in almost twenty years, and only the second in over thirty years. In a defensive struggle, Alabama defeated the Rebels without scoring a single touchdown 12–7.

New Orleans had received a rare substantial snowfall the previous day, and snow lay in large banks around the edges of the field.

1965 Dallas Cowboys season

The 1965 Dallas Cowboys season was their sixth in the National Football League and their best record to date, at 7–7. After five consecutive losses, Dallas was 2–5 halfway through the season. They won five of the final seven games and finished in a tie for second place in the Eastern Conference, with the New York Giants, four games behind the defending NFL champion Cleveland Browns (11–3).

The Cowboys defeated the Giants twice and earned the berth in the third place Playoff Bowl in Miami, held three weeks after the regular season, but lost 35–3 to the Baltimore Colts, runners-up of the Western Conference.

1966 Atlanta Falcons season

The 1966 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's inaugural season in the National Football League (NFL). The Falcons finished in seventh place in the NFL Eastern Conference with a record of 3–11, ahead of only the New York Giants.

1966 NFL expansion draft

The 1966 NFL expansion draft was a National Football League (NFL) draft in which a new expansion team, named the Atlanta Falcons, selected its first players. On June 30, 1965, NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle awarded the first NFL franchise in the Deep South to the city of Atlanta and granted ownership to Rankin Smith Sr.So that the Falcons could become competitive with existing teams, the league awarded the Falcons the first pick in the 1966 NFL Draft, supplemented with the final pick in the first five rounds. The NFL also gave the new team the opportunity to select current players from existing teams. That selection was provided by the expansion draft, held on February 15, 1966. In this draft, held six weeks after the regular draft, the existing franchises listed players from which the Falcons could select to switch to the new team.

Each of the 14 established teams froze 29 players on their 40-man rosters that opened the 1965 season (That made 154 players available.). Atlanta picked one of the 11 and then each team froze two more. Atlanta was able to select two more for a total of 42 players chosen. The Falcons paid $8.5 million for the franchise. (Feb 17, 1966 St. Petersburg Times.)

1967 Atlanta Falcons season

The 1967 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's second year in the National Football League (NFL). The team slipped from 3–11 in their inaugural season to 1–12–1, and finished in last place in the new four-team Coastal Division of the NFL Western Conference.

The Falcons were shifted from the Eastern Conference to the Western with the addition of the New Orleans Saints for 1967. Atlanta was farther east than five Eastern Conference teams: the Saints, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers and St. Louis Cardinals.

1967 New Orleans Saints season

The 1967 New Orleans Saints season was the inaugural season for the franchise. The team went 3–11, finishing in last place in the four-team NFL Eastern Conference Capitol Division.

1968 Atlanta Falcons season

The 1968 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's third year in the National Football League (NFL).

List of Dallas Cowboys players

This is a complete list of American football players who have played for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). It includes players that have played at least one game in the NFL regular season. The Dallas Cowboys franchise was founded in 1960 as an expansion team. The team has earned the most postseason appearances (28, which includes another league record of 54 postseason games, winning 32 of them), the most appearances in the NFC Championship Game (14), and the 2nd most Super Bowl appearances (8). The Cowboys have played for 10 NFL Championships and have won five, all five being Super Bowls.

List of Ole Miss Rebels in the NFL Draft

This is a list of Ole Miss Rebels football players in the NFL Draft.

List of University of Mississippi alumni

The following is a list of notable alumni of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss).

Natchez High School

Natchez High School is a public school in Natchez, Mississippi (USA). It is part of the Natchez-Adams School District and serves students in grades nine through twelve.

In 2005, it had 1358 students and 73 teachers. 88% of the students were African-American and the remainder were white.

As of 2017 the school district is considering building a new campus for the high school and converting the former campus into a middle school.

Perry (given name)

Perry is a masculine given name.

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