Jimmy Patton

Born: September 29, 1933

Died: December 22, 1972

Hometown: Greenville, MS

Year of Induction: 1972


College Career

Ole Miss (1952-1954)

• All-South halfback (’52)

• Scored 26 points against Tulane, UPI National Back of the Week (’53)

• Ole Miss Team of the Century (’93)


Pro Football Career

New York Giants (1955-1966)

• All-Pro safety five consecutive years (’58-’62)

• Pro Bowl selection four consecutive years (’60-’63)

• Led NFL with 11 interceptions (’58)

• Tied for NFL lead with eight interceptions (’61)

• 52 career interceptions, 2nd in Giants history

• NFL champions (’56)

• NFL championship runners-up four times (’58, ‘61, ‘62, ‘63)


Did You Know?

In a game against the Redskins in 1956, Jimmy Patton returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown. Then, a few minutes later, he returned a kickoff 98 yards for another touchdown.

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