One of football’s greatest runners, Joe Perry was one of the National Football Leagues’ original 1,000 yard rushers in a 12 game season. Nicknamed “The Jet” because of his extraordinary quick start, he led the 49ers in rushing seven years in a row and eight out of ten. He was the first in the history of the NFL to carry the ball through two successive 1,000 yard seasons —1953-54. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1969, his first year of eligibility.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.
Plaque location: Candlestick Park