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Patrick Lee Tilley (born February 15, 1953) is a former NFL wide receiver who played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1976–1986). He was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1980 season.

Pat Tilley
No. 83
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1953-02-15) February 15, 1953 (age 66)
Shreveport, Louisiana
Career information
High school:Fair Park
(Shreveport, Louisiana)
College:Louisiana Tech
NFL Draft:1976 / Round: 4 / Pick: 114
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:7,005
Player stats at

Tilley played football and graduated in 1971 from Fair Park High School in Shreveport. Thereafter, he enrolled at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, where he played for the Bulldogs.

After his football career ended with the 1986 season with the St. Louis Cardinals, Tilley became the area director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and gave motivational messages throughout northwest Louisiana.[1] In his Christian testimony, Tilley said, "When I put God first in my life, my football career boomed."[2] Tilley also coached the Bossier City Battle Wings of af2.[3]


  1. ^ Minden Press-Herald, November 22, 1987, p. 9
  2. ^ Marilyn Miller, "Athlete Pat Tilley out to 'lead people to the Lord'", Minden Press-Herald, February 6, 1987, p. 1
  3. ^ "Battle Wins coach excited for start of training camp this Monday". OurSports Central. March 15, 2002. Retrieved July 20, 2017.