Patrick Joseph Sullivan was born in Birmingham, Alabama and grew up in West End. Pat prepped at John Carroll High before going to Auburn University in 1968. During his varsity years, 1969-71, Sullivan led the Tigers to a record of 26-7 with bids to the Bluebonnet, Gator and Sugar Bowls. He was a consensus All-American. In 1971 he won the Heisman Trophy, awarded to the nation's best college football player each year. He went on to quarterback 3 years for the Atlanta Falcons pro football team. In 1986, he returned to Auburn to coach their quarterbacks. He served as the head football coach at Texas Christian University from 1992-97 and offensive coordinator at UAB from 1997-2006. Coach Sullivan†became the†Head Football Coach at Samford University in 2007.