Michael Dean Perry

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Michael Dean Perry
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-08-27) August 27, 1965 (age 50)
Place of birth: Aiken, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
College: Clemson
NFL draft: 1988 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 148
Games started: 129
Tackles: 534
Quarterback sacks: 61.0
Forced fumbles: 13

Michael Dean Perry (born August 27, 1965) is a former American football defensive lineman and the younger brother of William Perry. His parents are Mrs. Inez S. Perry [deceased] and Hollie Perry, Sr. of Aiken, South Carolina. He learned to play football from his older brothers. He attended South Aiken High School where he anchored the offensive and defensive line. He played football at Clemson University and set the school record of 28 sacks (tied by defensive end Gaines Adams in 2006 and then broken by Vic Beasley in 2014).[1][2] He was later drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 1988 NFL Draft. He played in the Pro Bowl 6 times and played for the Browns, the Denver Broncos, and the Kansas City Chiefs over his 10-year career.

Michael Dean Perry was one of the more televised players in Cleveland during his stay with the Browns. He also at one time had a McDonald's sandwich named in his honor. The sandwich was named the "MDP". The "MDP" was available only in the Metro Cleveland area. The sandwich at the time was larger than any offering made by McDonald's. It consisted of mostly the same ingredients as Big Mac, but it boasted three meat patties instead of the usual two and was topped with bacon.[3] Currently Perry works at Jughead's in downtown Clemson. Jughead's has since closed down.


  1. ^ "Gaines Adams player profile at CBS Sportsline". Retrieved 2007-04-30. 
  2. ^ Beasley tops Perry, Adams to become Clemson all-time sack king
  3. ^ "Michael Dean Perry endorses McDonald's triple cheeseburger with bacon". Retrieved 2007-01-07.