Super Bowl moment No. 18: The Fridge closes the door
As we count down to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif., it’s time to look back on the magical and memorable moments in the 49 previous Super Bowls. FOX Sports senior NFL writer Alex Marvez has ranked the 50 greatest moments in the big game’s big history, and every weekday from now until Feb. 7 we’ll unveil the latest addition to our countdown. Today, we look back at moment No. 18, when the Bears blew out the Patriots, with the biggest highlight coming from the biggest man on the field.
From tough-talking head coach "Iron" Mike Ditka to the antics of headband-wearing quarterback Jim McMahon to the grace of running back Walter Payton, the 1985 Chicago Bears fielded one of the most eclectic rosters to ever appear in a Super Bowl.
This included a larger-than-life character — literally and figuratively — in 325-pound rookie defensive tackle William "The Refrigerator" Perry. He became a fan favorite and mainstream celebrity when used as a running back in goal-line situations.
Perry’s most famous score came on a one-yard touchdown plunge against New England that further ran up the score in Chicago’s blowout of the Patriots.
Final score: Chicago 46, New England 10