Jerome Pathon
No. 86, 80, 82     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1975-12-16) December 16, 1975 (age 44)
Place of birth: Cape Town, South Africa
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College: Acadia
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32
Debuted in 1998 for the Indianapolis Colts
Last played in 2005 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
 As coach:
* University of San Diego (2009-2011)
(Wide Receivers)
Career highlights and awards
  • AUS Football Rookie of the Year (1993)
  • CIAU Football Rookie of the Year (1993)
Career NFL statistics as of 2005
Receptions     260
Receiving Yards     3,350
Receiving TDs     15
Kickoff Returns     36
Return Yards     773
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Jerome Pathon (born December 16, 1975 in Cape Town, South Africa) is an American football coach and former wide receiver who played eight seasons in the National Football League. He is currently the wide receivers coach for the University of San Diego college football team.[1]

Early yearsEdit

Pathon was a student of Carson Graham Secondary School in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 1987–1992 and attended Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada for one year (1993–1994) where he had 44 receptions and 868 receiving yards and was named AUS and CIAU Football Rookie of the Year,

University of WashingtonEdit

Pathon was a standout wide receiver for the University of Washington Huskies, playing three seasons from 1995 to 1997. His 73 receptions his senior year still ranks third all-time on the Huskies' single season record book. He gained 1,299 yards receiving that year, an average of 108.3 yards per game, including 4 receptions for 54 yards in the Huskies' 51-23 victory over Michigan State in the 1997 Aloha Bowl.[2]

NFL Playing careerEdit

Pathon was originally drafted 32nd overall in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. He was also selected by the Montreal Alouettes in the second round (11th overall) of the 1997 Canadian College Draft. Pathon played 46 regular-season games for Indianapolis (1998–2001) and 45 games for the New Orleans Saints from 2002-2004. On December 21, 2003 during his time with the Saints, he scored the touchdown in the famous play known as The River City Relay, which would have tied the game for the Saints, but only for the extra point to be missed by John Carney. He also played for the Atlanta Falcons in 2005. He finished with 260 career receptions for 3,350 yards and 15 touchdowns in 99 NFL games played as well as 36 kickoff returns for 773 yards.[3]

Lawsuit against the NFLEdit

In December 2011, Pathon announced that he and a group of 11 other professional players had filed a lawsuit against the NFL. Pathon and his attorneys allege that the League failed to properly treat head injuries in spite of prevailing medical evidence, leading the players to develop effects of brain injury ranging from chronic headaches to depression.[4]


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