Hal “Prince” Patterson

Bio

Full name: Harold Patterson

Preferred name: Hal

Nickname: Prince

Born: Oct. 4, 1932 in Rozel, KS

Died: Nov. 21, 2011

Last Season (1967) Vitals:
  • Height: 6′ 1″
  • Weight: 190 lbs
  • Position: WR
  • Jersey: #77
Amateur Programs
  • Kansas
  • Garden City CC
  • Larned HS (Larned, KS)
14 Season Career

Active years: 1954–1967
Active teams (2):

  • MTL 1954–1960
  • HAM 1961–1967

152 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 145 regular season games
  • 7 Grey Cup appearances (2 championship wins)
Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
14 seasons
(Rank: T67th,
99th percentile,
14 CFL seasons)
2 teams 145
(Rank: T445th,
96th percentile,
145 CFL games)
0 7
1954 MTL DB, E 75 12 -- 0
1955 MTL DB, E 75 12 -- 1
1956 MTL DB, E 75 14 -- 1
1957 MTL DB, E 75 13 -- 0
1958 MTL DB, E 75 8 -- 0
1959 MTL E 75 4 -- 0
1960 MTL E 75 14 -- 0
1961 HAM E 77 8 -- 1
1962 HAM E 77 12 -- 1
1963 HAM E 77 14 -- 1
1964 HAM E 77 14 -- 1
1965 HAM E 77 4 -- 1
1966 HAM E 77 14 -- 0
1967 HAM WR 77 2 -- 0
Hal “Prince” Patterson Records Held and Approached

CategoryRankValueTeamSeasonGameLeague Record Held Span OR
Regular Season
Longest Reception – Play T1st 109 yards (TD) MTL 1956 HAM 14 @ MTL 56 Sept. 22, 1956–Present
T15th 105 yards (TD) MTL 1954 HAM 11 @ MTL 46 Oct. 16, 1954–Sept. 22, 1956
-- 95 yards (TD) HAM 1962 HAM 31 @ MTL 11
Receiving Yards – Game 1st 338 yards MTL 1956 MTL 44 @ HAM 43 Sept. 29, 1956–Present
T36th 232 yards MTL 1955 MTL 43 @ TOR 12
45th 228 yards HAM 1962 SSK 21 @ HAM 67
 
Grey Cup
10th 139 yards MTL 1956 EDM 50 vs MTL 27
  • 1956 Winner (MTL) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1957 Division Finalist (MTL) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1962 Team Nominee (HAM) Most Outstanding Player
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Hal “Prince” Patterson was inducted into the Player wing in 1971 (CFHoF profile).

Montreal Alouettes Numéros Retirés (Retired Numbers)

Hal “Prince” Patterson's jersey #75 is retired.

Panthéon des Sports du Québec

Hal “Prince” Patterson was inducted into the Player wing in 2017.