Billy Patterson

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Billy Patterson
Position: Quarterback/ Halfback/ Punter
Personal information
Date of birth: (1918-08-20)August 20, 1918
Place of birth: Hillsboro, Texas
Date of death: July 10, 1998(1998-07-10) (aged 79)
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 167 lb (76 kg)
Career information
High school: Hillsboro (TX)
College: Baylor
NFL Draft: 1939 / Round: 3 / Pick: 17
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Baylor 1930's All-Decade Team
  • East–West Shrine Game MVP (1939)
  • Baylor Hall of Fame member (1963)
  • Texas High School Football Hall of Fame member (1988)
Career NFL statistics
Games Played/ Started: 19/ 10
Pass Completions/ Attempts: 48/ 155
Passing Yards: 756
Passing Touchdowns: 6
Rushing Attempts/ Yards: 101/ 205
Punts/ Yards: 51/ 1993
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Joseph William "Billy" Patterson Jr. (August 20, 1918 – July 10, 1998) was an American football player who played two seasons in the NFL with the Chicago Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers. Bay Cities

Early life[edit]

Patterson was born in Hillsboro, Texas and attended Hillsboro High School.[1] He was inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame in 1988.[2]

He matriculated at Baylor University.[1] He was named to Baylor's 1930's All-Decade Team and was the 1939 East–West Shrine Game MVP. He was inducted into the Baylor Hall of Fame in 1963.[3]

Football career[edit]

Patterson was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third round of the 1939 NFL Draft. He played for the Chicago Cardinals in 1939 and returned to the Steelers in 1940.[1] He played quarterback, halfback and punted.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Billy Patterson bio". databaseFootball. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Inductee List". Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Former Baylor QB dies". Victoria (Texas) Advocate. July 11, 1998. Retrieved 15 March 2010.  External link in |publisher= (help)