Paul Richard Flatley (born January 30, 1941 in Richmond, Indiana) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Northwestern Wildcats from 1960 to 1962 and later in the National Football League from 1963 to 1970.
In 1962, Flatley was a vital part of Northwestern's offensive attack which helped earn the Wildcats the #1 AP ranking for two weeks mid-season. Flatley led the team in receiving yardage and participated in the 1962 East-West Shrine Game.
During his professional career, he played for the Minnesota Vikings (1963–1967) and the Atlanta Falcons (1968–1970). Drafted by the Vikings in the 4th round in the 1963 NFL Draft, Flatley was selected as the UPI NFL-NFC Rookie of the Year. As a Viking, Flatley played in the 1966 Pro Bowl.
He is a member of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame. He was part of the Minnesota Golden Gopher football radio broadcasts with Ray Christensen for many years.
By Dean Hanley
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