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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]

Herb Paterra
Born: (1940-11-08) November 8, 1940 (age 79)
Glassport, Pennsylvania
Career information
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight232 lb (105 kg)
CollegeMichigan State
AFL draft1963 / Round: 18 / Pick: 140
Drafted byBuffalo Bills
Career history
As coach
1971–1972Michigan State (LB)
1973–1974Wyoming (LB)
1975Charlotte Hornets
1976North Mecklenburg HS (SC) (HC)
1977–1979Hamilton Tiger-Cats (DC)
1980–1982Los Angeles Rams (DC)
1983Edmonton Eskimos (DC)
1984–1985Green Bay Packers (LB/ST)
1986Buffalo Bills (DC/LB)
1987–1988Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LB)
1989–1991Detroit Lions (LB)
1992Detroit Lions (DC)
1993Detroit Lions (LB)
1994–1995Detroit Lions (DC)
1999–2002Vanderbilt (LB)
2003–2004Southeastern Louisiana (LB)
2005–2006New Mexico State (LB)
As player
1963Buffalo Bills
1965–1968Hamilton Tiger-Cats
HonorsGrey Cup champion – 1965, 1967


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