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Personal information
Date of birth: (1966-09-03) September 3, 1966 (age 53)
Place of birth: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Career information
College: Notre Dame
Undrafted in 1990
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Minnesota Vikings ( 1990 1991)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Games played     61
Fumble recoveries     7
Stats at
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Patrick Christopher Eilers (born September 3, 1966) is a former American football safety in the National Football League (NFL) for the Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins, and Chicago Bears. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame and was a member of the 1988 Fighting Irish team, which won a national championship.

He graduated with degrees in biology and mechanical engineering in 1989 and 1990, respectively from Notre Dame. Prior to attending Notre Dame, he spent his first year of university at Yale, where he was a member of the Yale Bulldogs football team. Furthermore, after the end of his playing career in the NFL, he earned a Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.[1]

Eilers is currently a managing director within BlackRock's infrastructure Investment Group, and heads the firms corporate equity and special situation investments within the conventional power industry. Previously, Eilers served as a Managing Director of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC and oversaw its energy, power and chemicals practice. Pat worked at Madison Dearborn Partners from 1999 to 2015.


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