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Jack Patera

John Arlen Patera
Born: August 1, 1933
Bismarck, ND
High School: Washington (Portland, OR)
Position(s): LB
Height: 6'1" Weight: 234
College: Oregon
Career: 1955-1961
Drafted: 1955 in Round 4, #44 overall by the Baltimore Colts

Jack Patera played from 1955 to 1961 with the Baltimore Colts, Chicago Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys. Patera intercepted 6 passes for 76 yards in his career.


Punt Returns:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1955NFL Baltimore122.00
Totals122.00

Kick Returns:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1959NFL Chicago100.00
Totals100.00

Interceptions:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1955NFL Baltimore188.00
1956NFL Baltimore2105.010 0
1957NFL Baltimore11616.016 0
1959NFL Chicago12121.021 0
1960NFL Dallas12121.021 0
Totals67612.721 0

Defense and Fumbles:

TacklesFumblesKicks
YearTeamTackleSoloAssistDefSTTFLTFL YdsBrupQBHFumF RecF Rec YdsFR TDFFK Blk
1956NFL Baltimore001000
1958NFL Chicago02000
1959NFL Chicago001000
Totals000000000040000

Playing Career:

YearLeagueTeamGGS
1955NFLBaltimore Colts120
1956NFLBaltimore Colts120
1957NFLBaltimore Colts120
1958NFLChicago Cardinals90
1959NFLChicago Cardinals120
1960NFLDallas Cowboys30
1961NFLDallas Cowboys10

Awards

1978 - AP NFL Coach of the Year
1978 - Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year