Herb Paterra

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Herb Paterra
Born: (1940-11-08) November 8, 1940 (age 80)
Glassport, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s) Linebacker
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight232 lb (105 kg)
College Michigan State
AFL draft 1963 / Round: 18 / Pick: 140
Drafted by Buffalo Bills
Career history
As coach
1971–1972 Michigan State (LB)
1973–1974 Wyoming (LB)
1975 Charlotte Hornets
1976 North Mecklenburg HS (SC) (HC)
1977–1979 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (DC)
1980–1982 Los Angeles Rams (DC)
1983 Edmonton Eskimos (DC)
1984–1985 Green Bay Packers (LB/ST)
1986 Buffalo Bills (DC/LB)
1987–1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LB)
1989–1991 Detroit Lions (LB)
1992 Detroit Lions (DC)
1993 Detroit Lions (LB)
1994–1995 Detroit Lions (DC)
1999–2002 Vanderbilt (DC/LB)
2003–2004 Southeastern Louisiana (LB)
2005–2006 New Mexico State (LB)
As player
1963 Buffalo Bills
1965–1968 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Honors Grey Cup champion – 1965, 1967

Herbert E. Paterra (born November 8, 1940) is an American former gridiron football player and coach. He spent a total of 46 years in football and coached at all levels of the game, retiring in 2007. He served as defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills, and Detroit Lions of the National Football League. [1]

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