Another CFL obituary to report, former Alouette and Ti-Cat Hal Patterson passed away yesterday, on the same day as Herb Capozzi, at the age of 79.
He retired in 1967 as the league's single season and all-time reception yardage record holder (1,914 and 9,473 yards respectively, both of which have since been surpassed several times) and still holds the single game record with 338 yards (only two other players have surpassed 300 since).
His mark of eleven 100 reception yardage games in a single season, the first of four players to achieve this (in 1956), stood as a league record until Jamel Richardson surpassed him just this year with 12 in 18 games, although perhaps more impressively, Patterson's mark was achieved in a consecutive streak under a 14 game schedule.
I'm much too young to have ever seen him play but he must have been quite the spectacle in an era that placed far greater emphasis on the ground game.http://en.montrealalouettes.com/article ... -passes-on
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