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Jimmy Patton

James Russell Patton Jr.

Position: DB
Height: 5-11    Weight: 183 lbs.

Born: September 29, 1933 in Greenville, MS
Died: December 22, 1972 in Villa Rica, GA
High School: E.E. Bass
College: Mississippi   (school history)
Drafted by the New York Giants in the 8th round (92nd overall) of the 1955 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 55 (1124th overall since 1950)
5-time Pro Bowler & 5-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)

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All-Pro

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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 16, 2014 1:25PM
All-Time Rank: #412. Everson Walls… #413. Fuzzy Thurston… #414. Danny White… #415. JIMMY PATTON… #416. Jim Lynch… #417. Harvey Martin… #418. Jay Novacek… 

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1955 22 NYG 20 11 1 0 0 0 0
1956 23 NYG RS 20 12 1 2 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0
1957 24 NYG RS 20 12 3 50 1 50 0 0 2 2 0 0
1958*+ 25 NYG RS 20 12 11 183 0 42 0 0 0 2 0 0
1959*+ 26 NYG RS 20 11 5 13 0 12 0
1960*+ 27 NYG RS 20 12 6 100 0 34 0 0 1 0 0 0 13
1961*+ 28 NYG RS 20 14 8 163 1 51 0 0 0 2 0 0 15
1962*+ 29 NYG RS 20 14 7 125 0 45 0 0 1 3 0 0 12
1963 30 NYG RS 20 14 6 46 0 20 0 0 0 2 -4 0 7
1964 31 NYG LS 20 14 2 0 0 0 0 6
1965 32 NYG RS 20 14 1 27 0 27 0 0 1 2 0 0 6
1966 33 NYG 20 13 1 3 0 3 0 2
Career 153 52 712 2 51 0 0 7 15 -4 0 61

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1955 22 NYG 20 11 3 69 1 69 23.0 5 229 1 98 45.8 298
1956 23 NYG RS 20 12 12 17 0 6 1.4 13 283 0 31 21.8 299
1957 24 NYG RS 20 12 11 29 0 7 2.6 10 223 0 33 22.3 252
1958*+ 25 NYG RS 20 12 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
1959*+ 26 NYG RS 20 11 8 23 0 14 2.9 23
1960*+ 27 NYG RS 20 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
1962*+ 29 NYG RS 20 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Career 153 37 143 1 69 3.9 28 735 1 98 26.3 877

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1956 23 NYG RS 20 12 2 -1 0 0 -0.5 -0.1 0.2 -1 0 2
Career 153 2 -1 0 0 -0.5 0.0 0.0 -1 0 7

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1955 22 NYG 20 11 1 1 2 12
1957 24 NYG RS 20 12 1 1 6
1961*+ 28 NYG RS 20 14 1 1 6
Career 153 1 1 2 4 24

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams