Canadian Football Legends
Object ID:
2012.279.70
Date:
1971
Description:
Harold Patterson bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Harold (Prince Hal) Patterson

Playing Career

Montreal Alouettes
1954 - 1960

Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1961 - 1967

Awards and Honours

All-Eastern Defensive Back
1954 - 1958 (5)

All-Eastern Offensive End
1956, 1957, 1960, 1962 - 1965 (7)

All-Canadian Offensive End
1962 - 1964 (3)

Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Player
1956 (1)

Jeff Russel Memorial trophy
1956 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1954 - 1956, 1962 - 1965, 1967 (8)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1963, 1965, 1967 (3)

Career Highlights

  • Played 145 games in his Canadian Football League career.

  • 1st on the Montreal Alouettes All-Time Most receiving yards in a season. This happened in 1956 when he had 1914 (as of 2014).

  • 5th on the Montreal Alouettes All-Time Most receiving touchdowns in a career with 42 (as of 2014).


Harold (Prince Hal) Patterson was a perennial all-star during his 14 year career. During the mid-1950s, Patterson and fellow Canadian Football Hall of Fame member Sam Etcheverry were a powerful duo for the Montreal Alouettes.

On September 22, 1956, Patterson and Etcheverry combined for a 109 yard passing play, the longest possible in Canadian football. That pass is number one all-time in Canadian Football League (CFL) history.

Patterson was the eastern scoring leader in 1957, and during his stellar career, scored 75 touchdowns, caught 460 passes for 9,473 yards and an incredible 20.6 yard average. Patterson was the league leader in pass receptions in 1956, and tied for this record in 1960.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1971 as a player.

Class of 1971




Leonard BackJackie ParkerHarold Patterson
People:
Patterson, Hal
Search Terms:
Canadian Football Hall of Fame
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