“The Jet” Has Died

Joe “The Jet” Perry died at 84 in Tempe, Arizona.  Perry was the first black player for the San Fransisco 49ers and was the first football player to rush for back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1969.

Perry has been dealing with dementia for the past 10 years due to his career in football.  The official cause of death has not been announced, but his wife says he died due to complications from the progressive brain disease.

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