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Classic Sports Card of The Day

01 Nov

61toppspatera

1961 Topps football card of former NFL linebacker Jack Patera, who played 7 seasons in the league for 3 different teams. He was a two-way player in his early career, playing both linebacker and guard for the Baltimore Colts. He spent a couple of years with the Chicago Cardinals before being selected in the 1960 expansion draft by the Dallas Cowboys. Patera served an as assistant coach for 3 different NFL clubs after retiring as a player, and became the first head coach for the expansion Seattle Seahawks in 1976. He passed away recently of pancreatic cancer.

 

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