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Jim Katcavage
File:Jim Katcavage - New York Giants - 1965.jpg
Katcavage in 1965
Date of birth: (1934-10-28)October 28, 1934
Place of birth: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Date of death: February 22, 1995(1995-02-22) (aged 60)
Career information
Position(s): Defensive tackle
College: Dayton
NFL Draft: 1956 / Round: 4 / Pick: 45
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls:
  • All-Pro Selection (1961, 1962, 1963)
  • 2× All-Conference (1964, 1966)
Playing stats at

James Richard Katcavage (October 28, 1934 – February 22, 1995) was an American football defensive tackle in the National Football League who played thirteen seasons for the New York Giants. From 1952 until 1956, Katcavage played college football at the University of Dayton and was drafted in the fourth round of the 1956 NFL Draft. Although quarterback sacks did not become an official NFL statistic until 1982, Katcavage is unofficially credited with a career total of 96½ sacks, placing him third on the Giants unofficial list.[1]

In 1966, Katcavage was inducted into the University of Dayton Hall of Fame.

In 2016, the Professional Football Researchers Association named Katvavage to the PFRA Hall of Very Good Class of 2016 [2]


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