Herb Paterra

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Herb Paterra
Born: (1940-11-08) November 8, 1940 (age 78)
Glassport, Pennsylvania
Career information
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight232 lb (105 kg)
CollegeMichigan State University
AFL draft1963 / Round: 18 / Pick: 140
Drafted byBuffalo Bills
Career history
As coach
1971–1972Michigan State Spartans (LB)
1973–1974Wyoming Cowboys (LB)
1975–1976Charlotte Hornets (WFL)
1977–1979Hamilton Tiger-Cats (DC)
1980–1982Los Angeles Rams (DC)
1983Edmonton Eskimos (DC)
1984–1985Green Bay Packers (LB/ST)
1986Buffalo Bills (DC/LB)
1987–1988Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LB)
1989–1991Detroit Lions (LB)
1992Detroit Lions (DC)
1993Detroit Lions (LB)
1994–1995Detroit Lions (DC)
1999–2002Vanderbilt Commodores (LB)
2003–2004Southeastern Louisiana Lions (LB)
2005–2006New Mexico State Aggies(LB)
As player
1963Buffalo Bills
1965–1968Hamilton Tiger-Cats
HonorsGrey 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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