He's a grandfather now, if you can believe it. Grandpa Fridge, though William Perry's grandchildren keep it simple and just call him "Granddad."
Someday maybe he will regale them about the day he went from the biggest thing in the NFL to the biggest thing on Madison Ave. But chances are, he'll keep it simple, too.
"When you're talking about entertainment, there has never been anything like that in the NFL, not before and not since," said former Bears defensive tackle Steve McMichael. "And we're not just talking about NFL fans. The world got to know William Perry, the Fridge."