Don Perkins, a former Dallas Cowboys RB, has died at the age of 84

Don Perkins, six-time Pro Bowler in his eight-year career as an NFL player Dallas Cowboys According to the team, running back, he died Thursday at the 84th anniversary of his death.

Perkins played from 1961 through 1968 for the Cowboys. Perkins was the 1961 NFL Rookie-of-the-Year and rushed for 6,217 yards and 42 touchdowns. Both are fourth in franchise history.

He was inducted in the Cowboys' ring honor in 1976.

Perkins played college football at New Mexico, where he was an All-American and won his No. 43 of his classmates were also retired by the school.

“I'm just proud to have met him and to have seen him as a great Lobo. According to KRQE Albuquerque, it's amazing that he was a great player at the University of New Mexico and went on to become a famous great player in NFL.” Danny Gonzales, current New Mexico coach said. “I am proud of it, and I am constantly reminding the guys of the great ones who have passed through here.

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