"Bob appeared in 12 games last fall, joining the Bills squad after Willie Parker was injured. He was used as a backup center and was the snapper on punts and placement kicks. He impressed the coaches with his aggressiveness and with his improvement during training camp and was one of the final cuts. He re-signed as a free agent.
The mainstay of a strong Delaware offensive line, Patton played at both guard and center before starting all games at center in 1975. He lettered for three years and consistently graded very high with his quickness and agility, two big assets. He can center the ball for punts and field goals.
Bob won eight letters in high school."
-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-Radio-TV Guide