Joel Patten
Date of birth: (1958-02-07) February 7, 1958 (age 62)
Place of birth: Augsburg, Germany
Career information
Position(s): Tackle
College: Duke University
High school: Robinson (Fairfax, VA)
 As player:
Cleveland Browns
Washington Federals - USFL
Orlando Renegades - USFL
Indianapolis Colts
San Diego Chargers
Los Angeles Raiders
Playing stats at

John Lawrence "Joel" Patten II (born February 7, 1958 in Augsburg, Germany)[1] is a former professional football player who played tackle for seven seasons in the National Football League: for the Cleveland Browns in 1980, Indianapolis Colts in 1987-1988, San Diego Chargers in 1989-1990, and Los Angeles Raiders in 1991-1992. He also played all 3 seasons of the USFL with the Washington Federals in 1983-1984 & Orlando Renegades in 1985.

Since retiring as a player, Joel has remained active in professional football. He has held several scouting jobs, including two stints with the Washington Redskins. He has also has worked with the Houston Texans and St. Louis Rams. He is currently director of college scouting for the San Francisco 49ers.[2]

The son of a U.S. Army officer, Patten played high school football and basketball at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia, where he graduated in 1976. He played his college football at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where he played tight end and offensive tackle, and graduated in 1980.


  1. Pro Football Reference - Joel Patten - accessed 2011-08-25
  2. - Joel Patten - accessed 2011-08-24

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