Ed Perry

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Ed Perry
No. 89, 48
Position: Tight end / long snapper
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-09-01) September 1, 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth: Richmond, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
College: James Madison
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 6 / Pick: 177
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games Played: 109
Receptions: 39
Receiving yards: 308

Edward Lewis "Ed" Perry, Jr. (born September 1, 1974) is a former American football player who played in the National Football League.


He graduated from Highland Springs High School in Highland Springs, Virginia,[1] where he earned four varsity letters in football and three in basketball. He continue to play football at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the sixth round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played with the Dolphins through the 2004 season. He played for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2005. In his early seasons he played tight end and served as the teams long snapper, but during his later years he played only long snapper and was regarded as one of the more reliable long snappers in the NFL. He was the last active player to have caught a touchdown pass from Hall-of-Famer Dan Marino.

College Bio[edit]

Ed Perry was a four-year letterman and three-year starter at James Madison. He ended his collegiate career with 113 receptions for 1,283 yards, six touchdowns and two blocked punts. He was selected All-Yankee Conference as a senior when he caught 31 passes for 299 yards (9.6 avg.). Perry earned all-conference honors as a junior with 26 receptions for 219 yards (8.4 avg.). He also produced a career-high 39 catches for 533 yards (13.7 avg.) with three touchdowns as a sophomore. He became named first-team All-Yankee League and third-team All-America by The Sports Network. He received his degree in Sociology.


  1. ^ "Department to Hold Ed Perry Football Camp for Children". Parks and Recreation. City of Richmond, Department of Parks and Recreation. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2017.