Patterson named to CFPA's Kickoff Returner Trophy Watch List
2013: Saw action in 11 games and made one start... Finished the year with 211 yards rushing and 120 yards receiving... Was also a force on special teams as he had eight returns for 159 yards... Posted a season-best 94 yards on just seven carries versus Austin Peay... He also had 37 return yards against APSU... Had five carries at Eastern Michigan... Finished the year strong in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl against East Carolina as he had 28 yards rushing, a season-best 77 yards receiving and 51 kickoff return yards.
2012: Appeared in 12 games and made one start... Enrolled early and took part in spring ball... Was the team's top kickoff returner with 582 yards, averaging 24.2 yards per return... Finished the year fourth on the team in rushing with 195 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per carry... Rushed for 35 yards and totaled 22 yards receiving in his first career appearance against New Mexico State (Sept. 8)... Carried the ball four times for 30 yards at Marshall (Sept. 15)... Recorded his first career touchdown against Buffalo (Oct. 6) as he returned a kickoff 100 yards, which tied a school record en route to earning MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week honors... Rushed for a season-high 37 yards and scored his first career rushing touchdown against Eastern Michigan (Nov. 1)... Caught a pair of passes for 74 yards at Ball State (Nov. 14)... Carried the ball five times for 36 yards against Louisiana-Monroe in the 2012 Independence Bowl (Dec. 28).
Prior to Ohio: Earned Second Team All-State honors during his junior and senior seasons... Selected as the team's Most Valuable Player and the Offensive MVP following his junior season... Surpassed 1,500 all-purpose yards as a senior, averaging 9.6 yards per touch... Surpassed 2,000 all-purpose yards as a junior... Four-year letterwinner... Successful in the classroom as he received the school's Scholar Athlete Award as held a 4.87 grade point average... Member of the National Honor Society... Graduated high school with honors and earned the Scholar Athlete Award.
Personal: Son of Kenyatta Shaw... Born Sept. 11, 1993... Has two younger siblings - brother Markese and sister Arlancia... Lists the Miami Heat, Tampa Bay Bucs and Rays as his favorite professional sport teams... Expects to major in Business.