Walter Ray Perkins

Born: November 6, 1941

Hometown: Mount Olive, MS

Year of Induction: 1998


College Career

Alabama (1961-1966)

• Consensus All-American (’66)

• All-SEC (’66)

• SEC Player of the Year (’66)

• Captain of National Championship Team at Alabama (’66)


Pro Football Career


• Drafted by Baltimore Colts (’67)

• Played in Super Bowls III and V

• Favorite target of Johnny Unitas


Coaching Career


• Receivers Coach, Mississippi State University

• Receivers Coach, New England Patriots

• Offensive Coordinator, San Diego Chargers

• Head Coach, New York Giants

• Head Coach, University of Alabama

• Head Coach, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

• Head Coach, Arkansas State University

• Offensive Coordinator, Oakland Raiders

• Came out of retirement to coach Jones County Junior College in 2012


Did You Know?

During his college career at Alabama, Ray was a star receiver for quarterbacks Joe Namath, Steve Sloan, and Ken Stabler.

Bear Bryant called Perkins “a truly great athlete, and our best football player. If we played him on defense, he would be our best defensive player.”