Brett Perriman

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Brett Perriman
No. 80, 85, 84
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-10-10) October 10, 1965 (age 48)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Career information
High school: Miami (FL) Northwestern
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52
Debuted in 1988
Last played in 1997
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions525
Receiving Yards6,589
Touchdowns30
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Brett Perriman
No. 80, 85, 84
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-10-10) October 10, 1965 (age 48)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Career information
High school: Miami (FL) Northwestern
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52
Debuted in 1988
Last played in 1997
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions525
Receiving Yards6,589
Touchdowns30
Stats at NFL.com

Brett Perriman (born October 10, 1965 in Miami, Florida) is a former American football wide receiver in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints (1988–1990), the Detroit Lions (1991–1996), the Kansas City Chiefs (1997), and the Miami Dolphins (1997). He played college football at the University of Miami.

Perriman is perhaps best known for his time spent in Detroit, as part of an underrated Lions' passing attack that complemented the team's featured running back, Hall of Famer Barry Sanders. In 1995, Perriman had a career high 108 receptions for 1,488 yards (second highest single-season total in team history). His teammate that year, Herman Moore, had 123 receptions and 1,686 yards (both franchise records), and Moore/Perriman became the first duo in NFL history with more than 100 receptions in the same season. They were also the first duo to post 1,400 yards each in the same season. Brett Perriman was a key contributor on Detroit teams that made the playoffs in 1991, 1993, 1994, and 1995. The 1991 and 1993 teams won the NFC Central Division title. The 1991 team posted a franchise record 12 victories and appeared in the NFC Championship game. Perriman currently ranks third on Detroit's all-time list with 428 receptions for 5,244 yards. He finished his career with 525 receptions, 6,589 yards, and 30 touchdowns. He also had 180 rushing yards. On Nov. 6, 1994, Perriman became the first player to score 2 two-point conversions in one game, both coming in the 4th quarter.

Perriman was interviewed about his time at the University of Miami for the documentary The U, which premiered December 12, 2009 on ESPN.