|Date of birth:||January 11, 1895|
|Place of birth:||Evanston, Illinois|
|Date of death:||June 29, 1968 73)(aged|
|Place of death:||Chicago|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Coaching stats at PFR|
Born: January 11, 1895|
Died: June 28, 1968 73) (aged|
|June 12, 1917, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 12, 1917, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Runs batted in||3|
John Leo "Paddy" Driscoll (January 11, 1895 – June 29, 1968) was a professional American football quarterback. Driscoll was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965 and is a member of the NFL 1920s All-Decade Team. In 1974, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
At 5' 11" and 160 pounds, he was not big, but he made a big impact on football during the decade of the 1920s. He was particularly known for his drop kicks and punting. In 1924, he recorded a 55-yard drop-kicked field goal and in 1925 holds a tied NFL record (with Al Bloodgood) of four drop-kicked field goals in a single game.
After attending Northwestern University and a brief professional baseball career (Driscoll played 13 games for the Chicago Cubs in 1917 and 39 games for the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League in 1919) he played the 1919 season with the Hammond Pros (pre-NFL). From 1920 to 1925, he led the Chicago Cardinals and was also head coach from 1920 to 1922.
In 1926, prompted by a fear that he would sign with the new AFL then being formed, the Cardinals traded him to the Chicago Bears where he continued to carry his team until he retired after the 1929 season.
Later, he was head coach of the Chicago Bears for two seasons (1956 and 1957), compiling a record of 14–10–1. Owner George Halas reassumed head coaching duties of the Bears in 1958.
Driscoll died June 29, 1968, in Chicago, at the age of 73.
Head coaching record
|Marquette Golden Avalanche (NCAA University Division independent) (1937–1940)|
- http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/release.jsp?release_id=1481 Pro Football Hall of Fame
- College Football Reference Marquette University Football Records
- College Football Data Warehouse
- Paddy Driscoll at the Pro Football Hall of Fame
- Paddy Driscoll at the College Football Hall of Fame
- Paddy Driscoll at the College Football Data Warehouse
- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • Pro-Football-Reference
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)