Pat Sullivan (American football)

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Pat Sullivan
Biographical details
Born(1950-01-18)January 18, 1950
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
DiedDecember 1, 2019(2019-12-01) (aged 69)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Playing career
1972–1975Atlanta Falcons
1976Washington Redskins
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1986–1991Auburn (QB)
1999–2006UAB (OC)
Head coaching record
Tournaments0–1 (NCAA D-I playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
1 SWC (1994)
1 SoCon (2013)
All-American, 1971
Heisman Trophy (1971)
Walter Camp Award (1971)
SWC Coach of the Year (1994)
SoCon Co-Coach of the Year (2012)
No. 7 Retired by the Auburn Tigers
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1991 (profile)

Patrick Joseph Sullivan (January 18, 1950 – December 1, 2019) was an American football player and coach. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1971. He then played six seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins.

Sullivan was a head football coach at Samford University, from 2007 to 2014. He was the head football coach at Texas Christian University (TCU) from 1992 to 1997 and the offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) from 1999 to 2006.

Sullivan was added into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1991.

Sullivan died on December 1, 2019 at his Birmingham, Alabama home from throat cancer-related problems, aged 69.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Auburn football legend and Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan has died". CNN. December 1, 2019.