Oct. 8, 2012
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio University freshman kick returner Daz' Patterson was named the Mid-American Conference East Division Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday after he helped the Bobcats to a 38-31 win this past Saturday over Buffalo.
Patterson (Plant City, Fla.) received the award after he gave the Bobcats their first points of the afternoon against Buffalo as he took a kickoff 100 yards the other way for his first career touchdown to cut the Bulls' lead in half at 14-7.
Patterson's touchdown tied the school record for longest kickoff return. It was also the Bobcats' first kickoff return for touchdown since Chris Garrett did so back in 2009. Patterson finished the afternoon with 126 kickoff return yards.
Ohio returns to action this weekend as it welcomes Akron to Peden Stadium for a 2 p.m. kickoff that will be aired on ESPN3.