Pat Sullivan was an American football player and coach. He was an All-American quarterback for the Auburn Tigers. Pat Sullivan net worth before his death is estimated to be $1.5 million.
Sullivan was born on January 18, 1950, in Birmingham, Alabama. He went to John Carroll Catholic High School where he started playing baseball, basketball, and football. After that, he went to Auburn University where he decided to focus fully on football. He immediately became the starting quarterback under coach Ralph Jordan.
Sullivan broke several school and NCAA records. In 1970, he led the NCAA in total offense with 2,856 yards and set an NCAA record for most yards per play with 8.57. He was also named an Academic All-American and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 1972. Sullivan finished his college career with 6,284 passing yards and 57 touchdowns, along with another 18 touchdowns on the ground.
After graduating from college, he had a short professional career in football. He was picked by Atlanta Falcons in the second-round selection of the 1972 NFL Draft. He played with Falcons from 1972 to 1976 and then the Washington Redskins from 1976 to 1977.
After he retired from football career, he spent five years doing a radio color commentary for Auburn football games. In 1986, he joined the staff at Auburn as quarterbacks coach. Six years later, he became the football coach of Texas Christian University. In 2006, he was named head coach at Samford University and resigned after the 2014 season.
Sullivan has won several awards during his career. He was selected to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame class of 1981. He was also given Sugar Bowl Hall of Fame, Gator Bowl Hall of Fame, Senior Bowl Hall of Fame and SEC Player of the year in 1970.
Regarding his personal life, he was married to Jean Hicks. Together they had three children-Kim, and twins Kelly and Patrick Jr. On December 1, 2019, Sullivan died at the age of 69. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2003 and fought a long and difficult battle.