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Position: Quarterback/ Halfback/ Punter Personal information Born: August 20, 1918 Hillsboro, Texas Died: July 10, 1998 (aged 79) Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 167 lb (76 kg) Career information High school: Hillsboro (TX) College: Baylor NFL Draft: 1939 / Round: 3 / Pick: 17 Career history
Career highlights and awards
* Baylor 1930's All-Decade Team
East–West Shrine Game MVP (1939)
Baylor Hall of Fame member (1963)
Texas High School Football Hall of Fame member (1988) Career NFL statistics
Games Played/ Started: 19/ 10 Pass Completions/ Attempts: 48/ 155 Passing Yards: 756 Passing Touchdowns: 6 Rushing Attempts/ Yards: 101/ 205 Punts/ Yards: 51/ 1993
Player stats at NFL.com
Joseph William "Billy" Patterson Jr. (August 20, 1918 – July 10, 1998) was an American football player who played two seasons in the NFL with the Chicago Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers. Bay Cities
Patterson was born in
Hillsboro, Texas and attended Hillsboro High School. He was inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame in 1988. 
He matriculated at
Baylor University. He was named to Baylor's 1930's All-Decade Team and was the 1939  East–West Shrine Game MVP. He was inducted into the Baylor Hall of Fame in 1963.
Patterson was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third round of the
1939 NFL Draft. He played for the Chicago Cardinals in 1939 and returned to the Steelers in 1940. He played  quarterback, halfback and punted.