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Former NFL and Alabama player Benny Perrin passed away Friday at age 57. According to the Times Daily, his death has been ruled a suicide.

Perrin played defensive back under Paul “Bear” Bryant at Alabama before taking his talents to the NFL, where he played from 1982-1985.

He won two national championships and started as a junior and senior. He was drafted in 1982 by the then-St. Louis Cardinals in the third round. Perrin was on the All-Rookie team in 1984 and was selected as an alternate in the 1984 Pro Bowl.

He recorded nine interceptions over 47 starts and five fumble recoveries.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's FanBuzz.com. He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of theĀ all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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