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Chicago Bears' William "The Refrigerator" Perry spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown in Super Bowl XX in New Orleans, La., in this Jan. 26, 1986 file photo. The Bears won 46-10.
He's the highest scoring appliance in NFL history. But William "Refrigerator" Perry's one-yard TD plunge in Super Bowl XX proved controversial because it denied Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton a chance at the only big game score of his stellar career. The Fridge, an ample rookie who topped the scales at 340 pounds, made an otherwise one-sided game memorable by plowing through the hapless Patriots and falling into the end zone for a fourth quarter major.
Coach Mike Ditka later admitted that he regretted not creating a scoring chance for Payton. Either way, the Perry Plunge worked out better than the Fridge's only other touch that day, an incomplete pass.