Michael Dean Perry
No. 92, 95
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1965-08-27) August 27, 1965 (age 58)
Aiken, South Carolina, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
High school:South Aiken
College:Clemson
NFL draft:1988 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:148
Games started:129
Tackles:534
Sacks:61
Forced fumbles:13
Player stats at PFR

Michael Dean Perry (born August 27, 1965) is an American former professional football player who was a defensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL). He is the younger brother of William Perry. His parents are Inez S. Perry and Hollie Perry, Sr. of Aiken, South Carolina. He learned to play football from his older brothers. He attended South Aiken High School where he anchored the offensive and defensive line. He played college football for the Clemson Tigers and set the school record of 28 sacks (tied by defensive end Gaines Adams in 2006 and then broken by Vic Beasley in 2014).[1][2] He was later drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 1988 NFL Draft.[3] He played in the Pro Bowl six times and played for the Browns, the Denver Broncos, and the Kansas City Chiefs over his 10-year career.

Michael Dean Perry was one of the more televised players in Cleveland during his stay with the Browns. He also at one time had a McDonald's sandwich named in his honor. The sandwich was named the "MDP". The "MDP" was available only in the Metro Cleveland area. The sandwich at the time was larger than any offering made by McDonald's. It consisted of the same ingredients as a double cheeseburger with the addition of a patty and bacon.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Gaines Adams player profile at CBS Sportsline". Retrieved April 30, 2007.
  2. ^ Beasley tops Perry, Adams to become Clemson all-time sack king
  3. ^ "1988 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 24, 2023.
  4. ^ "McDonald's MDP Commercial". Archived from the original on December 21, 2021. Retrieved October 22, 2018.