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.