Ray Perkins was born November 6, 1941, Mount Olive, Mississippi. For three years (1964, 1965, 1966) he was outstanding as a wide receiver for the Crimson Tide. During this time the Alabama teams compiled a 30-2-1 record including 2 national championships (1964-65) and 3 SEC titles. As a senior he was team captain, SEC player of the year and All American. He played in 2 Orange Bowls and 1 Sugar Bowl, and set records in both. He was drafted by the Baltimore Colts and played five years there. He played in Super Bowl III in 1969 and Super Bowl V in 1971 when the Colts were World Champions. In 1979 he was named head coach of the New York Giants. In 1983 he returned to the University of Alabama as head coach. In 1987 he became the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 1992 he was named the head football coach at Arkansas State University. From 1993-96 he was with the staff of the New England Patriots. In 1997 he was the offensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders.