Jim Katcavage

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Jim Katcavage
Date of birth: (1934-10-28)October 28, 1934
Place of birth: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Date of death: February 22, 1995(1995-02-22) (aged 60)
Career information
Position(s): Defensive tackle
College: Dayton
NFL Draft: 1956 / Round: 4 / Pick: 45
Organizations
As player:
1956-1968 New York Giants
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls:
Awards:
  • All-Pro Selection (1961, 1962, 1963)
  • 2× All-Conference (1964, 1966)
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com

James Richard Katcavage (October 28, 1934 – February 22, 1995) was an American football defensive tackle in the National Football League who played thirteen seasons for the New York Giants. From 1952 until 1956, Katcavage played college football at the University of Dayton and was drafted in the fourth round of the 1956 NFL Draft. Although quarterback sacks did not become an official NFL statistic until 1982, Katcavage is unofficially credited with a career total of 96½ sacks, placing him third on the Giants unofficial list.[1]

In 1966, Katcavage was inducted into the University of Dayton Hall of Fame.

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