Perry, Chris

Card: Bowman Certified 2004
Acquired: 3/6/12, Target Authentic Memorabilia Autograph Edition

A solid runningback coming out of the University of Michigan, Chris Perry amassed accolades while playing at Ann Arbor. In 2003 he’d clear the plate as a consensus All-American, All-Big 10, All-Big 10 Player of the Year, the Doak Walker Award, and the Jim Brown Trophy winner. He finished 4th on the career all-time rushing list for Michigan with 3696 yards.

With the ending of Rudi Johnson’s career being signaled by Cincinnati management after a prolonged holdout by Johnson, the Bengals drafted Chris with their first round draft choice in 2004.¬† Unfortunately injuries derailed the young rookie’s season, as Chris would play in only 2 games. In 2005, Perry spelled Johnson, and complimented him as a receiver out of the backfield recording 51 receptions. Injuries again would plague Perry in 2006, as he’d start only one game and sit out all of 2007. ¬†With the departure of Johnson, Perry was granted the full-time starter position in 2008 and start 6 games, rushing for 269 yards, 2 touchdowns, and make 20 receptions. He’d be cut after the season. Chris attempted a comeback in 2010 with the Sacramento Mountain Lions, but was unable to make the roster. Currently he is a free agent.