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Earl Perkins (Inducted 1993)

Earl Perkins Biography from the Hall of Fame Sports Banquet, August 2, 1993.
      Earl Perkins is another Norm Galloway protégé who starred as an all-around Otter athlete and went on to participate in athletics at Bemidji State University. A 1947 Fergus High grad, Perkins closed out his career in 1985 as coach/instructor at Austin Community College.
      Perkins was football MVP for the Otters in the fall of 1946 when he played guard/center/fullback. He was also captain of the squad. He took his football skills to Bemidji State where he was a guard from 1948 to 1951. At BSU the 5-9 180-pound athlete was football captain in 1951, all-conference selection in 1951, and was catcher for the college baseball team from 1949 to 1951.
      Going into coaching and teaching, Perkins started at Borup where he was head football, basketball, and baseball coach from 1951 to 1953. He was head football coach and assistant basketball and track at Ada from 1953 to 1959. Then it was on to Breckenridge where he was head football coach and assistant in basketball and track from 1959 to 1969.
      At Austin Community College Perkins served as head football and baseball coach from 1969 until his retirement in 1985.
      In 1984 Earl was inducted into the Bemidji State University Hall of Fame. As a college student he had served as class president in 1951 and was also honored as Paul Bunyan King.
      His wife, DeDe, died in 1992. His children are Kim, Jan, Jill, and Cindy. The four daughters live in Minnesota. Earl enjoys visiting with his children and nine grandchildren.
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