Elvis Patterson

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Elvis Patterson
Date of birth: (1960-10-21) October 21, 1960 (age 54)
Place of birth: Bryan, Texas
Career information
Position(s): Cornerback
College: Kansas
As player:
New York Giants
San Diego Chargers
Los Angeles Raiders
Dallas Cowboys
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com

Elvis Vernell "Toast"[1] Patterson (born October 21, 1960 in Bryan, Texas) is a former American football defensive back who played ten seasons in the National Football League, mainly for the New York Giants. He played in Super Bowl XXI for the Giants. He then played for the San Diego Chargers, Los Angeles Raiders and Dallas Cowboys. He retired after playing in Super Bowl XXVIII as a part of the Cowboys' winning team.

After his successful career as an NFL defensive back he soon found success in coaching. In 2005 Patterson coached a middle school football team, the Lakewood Cougars, to a winning 5-2 season. In 2009 he was the Head Coach for Northeast H.S. (KCMO) Placing 1st in the division(5A)-Interscholastic League, Awarded Coach of the year by the Kansas City Chiefs Alumni (Kimble Anders) along with his Assistant Coaching staff. Head Coach-Elvis Patterson / Assist. Head Coach-Gregory Martin Jr. (Greg Martin). Elvis Patterson defense coordinator, Gregory Martin, Jr. offensive coordinator came together and these coaches gave Northeast their first All-American/ All-State player (Kawann Parrish) along with two candidates for All-American, and their first winning season in twenty years. Regular season (3-4), Districts (0-3) due to technicalities.

In late 2009, early 2010, Elvis established a sporting events company, where he is CEO/Commissioner and Head Coach. His Assistant Head Coach/Co-Commissioner, Gregory Martin Jr. is his star pupil,(born 4-30-78) Kansas City, Missouri. Elvis and Greg run football camps and provide training year round using fundamentals and demonstration to teach the youth.

Patterson's nickname of "Toast" is a rather unflattering one that was given to him by Bill Parcells during his days as a Giant. The name comes from Patterson's knack for allowing receivers to make big plays while he was covering them.


  1. ^ Brian Dunleavy, Stu Hackel, Allen St. John (1998-10-20). "The Ghost of Toast". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2010-11-17.