John Lawrence "Joel" Patten II (born February 7, 1958 in Augsburg, West Germany)[1] is a former professional football player who played tackle for seven seasons in the National Football League: for the Cleveland Browns in 1980, Indianapolis Colts in 1987-1988, San Diego Chargers in 1989-1990, and Los Angeles Raiders in 1991-1992. He also played all 3 seasons of the USFL with the Washington Federals in 1983-1984 & Orlando Renegades in 1985.

Joel Patten
No. 69, 65, 78, 71
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1958-02-07) February 7, 1958 (age 63)
Augsburg, Germany
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Career information
High school:Robinson (Fairfax, VA)
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at · PFR

Since retiring as a player, Joel has remained active in professional football. He has held several scouting jobs, including two stints with the Washington Redskins. He has also worked with the Houston Texans and St. Louis Rams. He worked as director of college scouting for the San Francisco 49ers[2] and was promoted to director of player personnel on May 1, 2013.[3]

The son of a U.S. Army officer, Patten played high school football and basketball at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia, where he graduated in 1976. He played his college football at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where he played tight end and offensive tackle, and graduated in 1980.


  1. ^ Pro Football Reference - Joel Patten - accessed 2011-08-25
  2. ^ Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine - Joel Patten - accessed 2011-08-24
  3. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2018-03-02. Retrieved 2013-05-01.

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