American Football Database
American Football Database
Paul Flatley
Date of birth: (1941-01-30) January 30, 1941 (age 80)
Place of birth: Richmond, Indiana
Career information
Position(s): Wide receiver
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
College: Northwestern
AFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 7 / Pick: 53
(By the Denver Broncos)
NFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 4 / Pick: 44
 As player:
Minnesota Vikings
Atlanta Falcons
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1966
Awards: 1963 UPI NFL-NFC RoY
Playing stats at

Paul Richard Flatley (born January 30, 1941, Richmond, Indiana) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Northwestern Wildcats from 1960 to 1962 and later in the National Football League from 1963 to 1970.

In 1962, Flatley was a vital part of Northwestern's offensive attack which helped earn the Wildcats the #1 AP ranking for two weeks mid-season. Flatley led the team in receiving yardage and participated in the 1962 East-West Shrine Game.

During his professional career, he played for the Minnesota Vikings (1963–1967) and the Atlanta Falcons (1968–1970). Drafted by the Vikings in the 4th round in the 1963 NFL Draft, Flatley was selected as the UPI NFL-NFC Rookie of the Year. As a Viking, Flatley played in the 1966 Pro Bowl.

He is a member of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame. He was part of the Minnesota Golden Gopher football radio broadcasts with Ray Christensen for many years.