Herb Paterra

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Herb Paterra
Date of birth (1940-11-08) November 8, 1940 (age 75)
Place of birth Glassport, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s) Linebacker
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 232 lb (105 kg)
College Michigan State University
AFL draft 1963 / Round: 18 / Pick: 140
Drafted by Buffalo Bills
Career history
As coach
1971–1972 Michigan State Spartans (LB)
1973–1974 Wyoming Cowboys (LB)
1975–1976 Charlotte Hornets (WFL)
1977–1979 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (DC)
1980–1982 Los Angeles Rams (DC)
1983 Edmonton Eskimos (DC)
1984–1985 Green Bay Packers (LB/ST)
1986 Buffalo Bills (DC/LB)
1987–1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LB)
1989–1991 Detroit Lions (LB)
1992 Detroit Lions (DC)
1993 Detroit Lions (LB)
1994–1995 Detroit Lions (DC)
1999–2002 Vanderbilt Commodores (LB)
2003–2004 Southeastern Louisiana Lions (LB)
2005–2006 New Mexico State Aggies(LB)
As player
1963 Buffalo Bills
1965–1968 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Honors Grey Cup champion – 1965, 1967
Career stats

Herbert E. "Herb" Paterra (born November 8, 1940) is a former gridiron football player and coach. He spent a total of 46 years in football and coached at all levels of the game, retiring in 2007. He served as defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills, and Detroit Lions of the National Football League.[1]


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