Jim Katcavage

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Jim Katcavage
No. 75
Born: (1934-10-28)October 28, 1934
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Died: February 22, 1995(1995-02-22) (aged 60)
Career information
Position(s) Defensive tackle
College Dayton
NFL draft 1956 / Round: 4 / Pick: 45
Career history
As player
1956–1968 New York Giants
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls


  • All-Pro Selection (1961, 1962, 1963)
  • 2× All-Conference (1964, 1966)
Career stats

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.

In 2016, the Professional Football Researchers Association named Katvavage to the PFRA Hall of Very Good Class of 2016 [2]


  1. ^ Giants.com
  2. ^ "PFRA Hall of Very Good Class of 2016". Retrieved December 9, 2016.

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