|Born:||March 5, 1943|
Brooklyn, New York
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||185 lb (84 kg)|
|College:||North Carolina State|
|AFL draft:||1964 / Round: 13 / Pick: 100|
(By the Boston Patriots)
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Joseph Henry Scarpati, Jr. (born March 5, 1943) is a former professional American football safety in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and the New Orleans Saints. He was the holder for Tom Dempsey's record breaking 63-yard field goal on November 8, 1970.
Scarpati played halfback in college football at North Carolina State University, earning second team All-ACC for football and Academic All-ACC honors in 1962 and 1963. He was selected in the 13th round of the 1964 AFL Draft by the Boston Patriots. After a knee operation, playing free safety in 1969, he had 4 interceptions and one touchdown. A few weeks after Dempsey's record-setting kick, Scarpati retired from professional football.
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