Listen: Bruce Perkins, Grizzlies, Butler Grizzlies discussed on Handel on the Law
"And they denied the grizzlies of the national championship. But quite a career for Cleveland Jackson. Our third in dot the is Bruce Perkins who played football here for the grizzlies and what a career he had as he sophomore nineteen eighty-seven. He ran for three hundred and ninety two yards on fifty three carries in a game against Hutchinson. How about that against rivals Hutchinson? Bruce Perkins that season. He also ran for two hundred ninety yards. You can start city two hundred and eighty nine yards against garden city two hundred and fifty five yards against fort, Scott and his total rushing yards. His sophomore year. Nineteen eighty-seven for Bruce. Perkins was two thousand one hundred and forty six yards. Second all time at Butler football, only two Rudy. Johnson who went on to have great career in the NFL pretty Johnson new single season rushing leader at two thousand two hundred and twenty four yards should that in one thousand nine hundred nine but Bruce Perkins. Who's here today with his wife and his mom and dad and some youngsters he's here all the way from Phoenix Arizona for this honor today and after playing at Butler Perkins went on to play at Arizona state in the Pac eight back then Pac ten thousand yards total offense and scored four touchdowns. He also played in the NFL for two years playing in sixteen games and scoring two touchdowns in one thousand nine hundred ninety with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And he played in fourteen games in ninety one with the Indianapolis Colts in the Cindy Benitez, the women's soccer team also being inducted today. And she's the most recent of the athletes she came to Butler from garden city and immediately made an impact for the grizzlies. She is still the all time leading scorer at Butler with one hundred and ninety eight point. Points in soccer. She scored eighty three goals, which is also the best in Butler history, and she had thirty two assists, which is tied for fifth in program history. So the grizzlies rebel lure here from. Cindy bonito's from garden city, and she's been inducted today in the hall of fame here at the power plant for the grizzlies in the final inductee today is the late Raymond Chris Riemann, Chris and his wife, Betty, Chris longtime grisly backer boosters, and they have really donated a tremendous amount of money charity to the college into the athletic department in they have just been wonderful supporters grizzly backers, and it was actually Raymond Chris who was really kind of the leading the drive behind the annual mountain moisture feed, which has become the butter grizzlies number one way of raising money for the athletics every year, and that'll be coming up coming up on Friday, March twenty ninth this year here in Eldorado at the community center at five PM. But it was Raymond Chris. And his wife, Betty, Chris. They really kind of came up with the original idea to have the mountain moisture fee. Just one of the many contributions, Raymond the late, Raymond, Chris and his wife. Eddie Kris making to Butler community, college and the athletic department. We'll take a break here. We're at halftime. The Butler grizzlies are trailing the Allen Red Devils forty three to thirty four.."