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58. Jim Patton

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58. Jim Patton
Although they only won one NFL Championship in the late 50’s and early 60’s, the New York Giants were a loaded team.  Jimmy Patton was a star Safety on this squad, but his exploits have largely been forgotten.

When the Giants won the 1956 NFL Championship, Jimmy Patton was really coming to his own.  He progressively got better and in 1958 led the league in interceptions.  Patton was a big part of the Giants defense and helped them make the NFL Championship game multiple times.

Jimmy Patton’s football exploits seem like a faded memory.  He was a five time All Pro, but with multiple Giant teammates already inducted, the odds for a man who was never a finalist seems remote at best.

Should Jim Patton be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 74.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 7.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 10.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 7.3%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Greenville, Mississippi, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 1971
  • Position: Safety
  • Played For: New York Giants
  • College: Mississippi
  • Drafted: 8th Round, 95th Overall in 1955
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Pro Bowl Selections (5) (1958, 1959, 1960, 1961 & 1962)
    First Team All Pro Selection (5) (1958, 1959, 1960, 1961 & 1962)
    Most Interceptions (1) (1958)
    NFL Championships Rings (1) (New York Giants, 1956)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (1) (1961)
    Top Ten Finishes: Interceptions (6) (1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962 & 1963)
    Top Ten Finishes: Interception Return Yards (4) (1958, 1960, 1961 & 1962)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 26.  Interceptions: 52
    48.  Interception Return Yards: 712

Should Jim Patton be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 74.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 7.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 10.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 7.3%
Last modified on Wednesday, 08 May 2019 12:42