Former Lion Perriman hospitalized after collapsing

The Detroit News
Brett Perriman

Brett Perriman, who starred on the Lions playoff teams of the 1990s, is in a Miami hospital after collapsing Tuesday night because of “extremely high blood pressure,” a family member said. Multiple reports say he is on life support.

Perriman, 50, played for the Lions from 1991-96. He and Herman Moore, in 1995, became the first NFL teammates to surpass 100 receptions and 1,400 yards receiving. Perriman also played for the Saints, Chiefs and Dolphins over 10 NFL seasons.

Among those tweeting their support for Perriman were his son, Breshad Perriman, a wide receiver with the Ravens: “Prayers up for my pops! He's the real definition of hard body so I know he will be walking out the hospital like nothing happen very soon."

Another tweet came from Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew: “Brett Perriman is in the hospital fighting for his life. Say a Prayer for him.”