Benny Perrin

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Benny Perrin
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1959-10-20)October 20, 1959
Place of birth: Orange County, California
Date of death: February 3, 2017(2017-02-03) (aged 57)
Place of death: Decatur, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 178 lb (81 kg)
Career information
High school: Decatur (AL)
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 1982 / Round: 3 / Pick: 65
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Interceptions: 9
Sacks: 1
Fumble recoveries: 5
Player stats at

Jesse Bennett Perrin (October 20, 1959 – February 3, 2017) was a professional American football safety who played four seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals in the National Football League. Perrin played for the legendary University of Alabama football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant from 1978–1981, winning NCAA National Championships in 1978 and 1979.

Perrin attended Decatur High School in Decatur, Alabama, where he resided at the time of his death and was the owner of BB Perrins Sports Bar and Grille.

Perrin committed suicide at the age of 57 on February 3, 2017.[1][2]


  1. ^ Gattis, Paul (February 3, 2017). "Former Alabama football player dies, coroner says". Retrieved 2017-02-15. 
  2. ^ Clines, Keith (February 3, 2017). "Former Alabama, pro football player Perrin dead at 57". Times Daily. Retrieved 2017-02-15.