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Encyclopedia > William Perry (football)

William "Refrigerator" Perry (born December 16, 1962 in Aiken, South Carolina) is a former football player. December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Aiken is a city located in Aiken County, South Carolina and is part of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


Perry attended Clemson University and in 1985 was a first round draft pick for the Chicago Bears. He gained his unique nickname due to his considerable size -- standing 6'2" tall and weighing as much as 370 lbs. his stature quickly brought to mind notions of a walking refrigerator. Clemson University, located in Clemson, South Carolina, was founded in 1889, a legacy of Thomas Green Clemson, who willed his Fort Hill plantation home, its surrounding farmlands and forest, and other property to the State of South Carolina to establish a technical and scientific institution for South Carolina. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Conference NFC Division North Founded 1920 Home Field Soldier Field City Chicago Colors Navy blue, burnt orange, and white Head Coach Lovie Smith All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 660-489-42 The Chicago Bears are a National Football League team based in Chicago. ... A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Nick is short for Nicholas). ... The inside of a fridge A refrigerator (often shortened to fridge) or freezer is an electric appliance that uses refrigeration to help preserve food. ...


Perry became famous for his excellent work as a defensive lineman. Perry was used in a surprise play during a Pro Bowl game as offensive lineman. Perry even had the opportunity to run the ball during Super Bowl XX. The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues All-Star game. ... Super Bowl XX took place on January 26, 1986 at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. ...


The Fridge, as Perry was affectionately called, went on to play for nine years in the NFL. NFL logo The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most popular professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities. ...


Perry participated in a battle royal at WrestleMania 2 in 1986 for the WWF. For the Japanese novel/film/manga with a similar name, see Battle Royale. ... Wrestlemania II was the second in the WWEs series of WrestleMania supercards. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling promotion, currently the largest in North America. ...


The Fridge is one of several real people to be immortalized as a 3 3/4 inch G. I. Joe action figure in 1986. G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero is a military-themed action figure (3 3/4 inches tall) that was supported by a Marvel Comic and a popular cartoon television show that ran in the 1980s. ...


Since retiring as a player he has founded his own construction company in his native South Carolina and made numerous public appearances. State nickname: Palmetto State Other U.S. States Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford Official languages English Area 82,965 km² (40th)  - Land 78,051 km²  - Water 4,915 km² (6%) Population (2000)  - Population 4,012,012 (26th)  - Density 51. ...


Quote

"Even when I was little, I was big."


External Links

  • The Fridge.net (http://www.thefridge.net/)
  • The Fridge Action Figure (http://www.yojoe.com/action/86/fridge.shtml)[[Category:Chicago Bears players|Perry, William]

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MBN, Monte Bubbles Network: William Perry retired from football in the mid-1990s, but this grandfather still seeks out ... (1018 words)
William Perry retired from football in the mid-1990s, but this grandfather still seeks out competition occasionally.as in the Lingerie Bowls.
Perry drew raves his rookie season as a run-stopper along the defensive line as the Bears raced off to a 12-0 start on the way to a 15-1 regular season and a Super Bowl championship.
Perry, father of four, grandfather of one, says he doesn't miss playing football, a game he unknowingly revolutionized by playing so well at such a tremendous size.
William Perry: Information from Answers.com (772 words)
William "Refrigerator" Perry (born December 16, 1962 in Aiken, South Carolina) is a former professional football player.
Perry attended Clemson University and in 1985 was a first round draft pick for the Chicago Bears.
In addition, Perry was also used at the fullback position when his team was near the opponents' goal line, either as a ball carrier or a lead blocker for running back Walter Payton.
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