|Born:||October 17, 1945|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||214 lb (97 kg)|
|High school:||Portland (OR) Cleveland|
|NFL Draft:||1968 / Round: 17 / Pick: 449|
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|Player stats at PFR|
Dennis Allen Patera (born October 17, 1945) is a former American football placekicker who played one season with the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the 49ers in the seventeenth round of the 1968 NFL Draft. He first enrolled at Columbia Basin College before transferring to Brigham Young University. Patera attended Cleveland High School in Portland, Oregon.
Patera was a two-year letterman in football and a three-year letterman in track and field at Cleveland High School. He earned All-PIL Honorable Mention honors in football. He was also the PIL Discus Champion and State Meet Discus Champion in track. Patera was inducted into the PIL Hall of Fame in 2011.
Patera initially attended Columbia Basin College. He transferred to Brigham Young University and was a letterman in football and track for the BYU Cougars. He set school records in football for most points scored and longest field goal with a 53 yarder. Patera was also 2nd place in WAC Discus in track.
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