HERE IS THE FACTS.
Rod Perry played Stallworth right on the line. Thinking the safety is going to double up on him. The safety blows his assignment and Perry is all alone on a burner, a speedster of a wide reciever.
I AM NOT DONE.
The throw by Bradshaw is in the top three throws ever in Super Bowl. And it was THE GREATEST CATCH EVER in a Super Bowl.
AND ROD CAME WITHIN AN INCH OF SWATTING IT AWAY.
TAKE A GOOD LOOK OF THAT PICTURE. Stallworth is not even touching the grass. that's speed.
NO OTHER DB COULD OF DONE WHAT PERRY DID.
Here is Rod Perry against the Dallas Cowboys in a 1978 meeting, Al Wisk has the call.
In 1976, Rod had 8 interceptions and did the same in 1978, taking three back for touchdowns.
Rod was a 4th round draft pick by the Rams in 1975.
ROD INDUCTED INTO THE VALLEY'S HALL OF FAME
The oldest of Willie and Juanita Perry's three boys, Rod Perry grew up down the street from Fresno's Hoover High School, where he would later become a multi-sport star. Perry's dream was to attend UCLA, but injuries forced him to miss his senior season of football, even though he came back to play in the City/County All-Star game on a bum knee. After two seasons at Fresno City College, including a State Championship year in 1972, Perry took his quick feet to Boulder, Colorado, where he left his mark on many a Big 8 opponent of the University of Colorado Buffaloes. Taken by the Los Angeles Rams in the 4th round of the 1975 NFL draft, the 5'9" Perry established himself on a Rams' defense alongside guys like Merlin Olsen, Jack Youngblood, Fred Dryer, Nolan Cromwell, and Jack "Hacksaw" Reynolds. Perry was recently voted to the Rams' 40th Anniversary All-time team. Rod spent 8 years in L.A., followed by two more seasons as a Cleveland Brown. Then it was on to coaching, starting with the woeful Columbia University program, but moving on to Fresno City, Fresno State, and then pro jobs with Seattle, L.A. and Houston. In 1997, he came back to California to be the Defensive Backs' Coach of the San Diego Chargers. He holds that position today, and also holds the respect and admiration of the young men he coaches. Perry is married and has three children, the oldest of which, Rod Jr., is a wide receiver for Joe Paterno at Penn State. 47 On Your Side Sports Salutes Rod Perry, one of the greatest Central Valley athletes of the 20th Century.
Rod Perry was one of the best cornerbacks in the League when he played, registering 28 interceptions for the Rams from 1975-1982.
Rod also makes our starting line-up of the all-time Ram defensive team... YE OLDE RAMS
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