Jimbo Covert and Dennis McKinnon share first impressions of William Perry

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Upon arriving at Chicago Bears training camp in 1985, William “The Refrigerator” Perry made quite the impression on his teammates.

Two of those teammates, Jimbo Covert and Dennis McKinnon, talked about what ran through their minds when seeing Perry in the flesh for the first time.


Share Events on The Cube“I saw him dunk a basketball flat-footed,” Covert said. “He could do some amazing things as an athlete.”

Share Events on The Cube“He busted his butt in training camp to get in shape,” McKinnon said. “He became a tremendous force for us that year, but the beginning wasn’t so sweet.”

“The Fridge” went on to gain rockstar status and is still one of the most popular characters from the ’85 Bears.

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