Set to enter his third season as the starting quarterback ... ranks tied for fourth among FCS returning quarterbacks with 46 career touchdown passes ... of the top five passers, Patterson has thrown the fewest interceptions (18) ... enters his senior season as the second-most-accurate passer in school history (.551) ... his 46 TD passes are the fourth-most by a DU player ... he also ranks fifth in passing yards (4,403) and sixth in attempts (614) and completions (338) ... has thrown for 38 touchdowns in his past 17 games ... has 14 career multiple TD pass games ... is 13-3 as a starter in his past 16 games .... is just the third quarterback in school history to throw for over 2,000 yards in multiple seasons (he threw for 2,050 yards and 20 TDs as a junior) ... is a three-time NEC Offensive Player of the Week (two as a sophomore and one as a junior).
as a junior (2011)
Established himself as a two-way threat with 2,011 yards passing and 552 yards rushing in earning Second Team All-NEC honors ... started all 11 games under center ... completed 57.3 percent of his passes (157-of-274) with 23 touchdowns and just eight interceptions ... posted the first 100-yard rushing game by a DU quarterback since the program moved to the FCS level in 1993 with 111 yards on 12 carries against CCSU ... proved that wasn't a fluke by adding 123 yards on 12 carries in the season finale win over Robert Morris ... averaged 6.3 yards per carry on the season ... accounted for 310 yards of total offense in DU's 22-13 win at Dayton to earn NEC Offensive Player of the Week ... was 19-of-32 passing for 254 yards and a TD and rushed nine times for 56 yards as DU ended Dayton's FCS-best win streak at 10 ... completed 12-of-18 passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns (66, 4, 6) in less than three full quarters of action against Valparaiso ... completed 10-of-19 passes for 290 and touchdowns of 87, 40, 17 and 50 yards in three quarters of a 41-14 win at Saint Francis, Pa. ... scored on a four-yard run with 42 seconds left to cap a 90-yard drive in a 28-21 win over CCSU ... had a 42-yard run to keep the game-winning drive alive ... also had a 32-yard TD run against the Blue Devils ... added four more TD passes (5, 12, 45 and 43 yards) to go along with his 123 yards rushing in the 45-10 season-ending win over Robert Morris (17-of-27 for 240 yards in that game) ... completed 25-of-35 passes for 264 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the win over Wagner .. threw for multiple touchdowns in seven of 11 games.
as a sophomore (2010)
Threw for 2,050 yards and 20 touchdowns in his first full season as a starter ... completed 54.2 percent of his passes with a 129.93 efficiency rating (39th nationally) ... threw for two or more scores in seven of 11 games ... also ran for 286 yards and three scores ... threw for 15 TDs with just three interceptions in DU's last six games ... set career highs for completions (27), attempts (40) and yards (326) in handing Dayton its lone defeat in 2010 ... hit tight end Sean Bunevich with an 8-yard scoring pass with 21 seconds left to pull out the 35-31 win over the Flyers ... the pass capped an eight-play, 66-yard drive that took just 1:03 off the clock ... was named NEC Offensive Player of the Week following the Dayton game (Sept. 13) ... threw for 242 yards, including a 65-yard TD pass to Dave Williams in a 28-17 win over Albany ... was limited to just under two quarters of action in the Monmouth game (a 44-17 loss) due to an ankle injury suffered late against Albany ... with DU down 31-16 in the fourth quarter at CCSU, he piloted a 45-yard drive that ended with a 9-yard pass to Dave Williams with 2:07 left ... he followed that with an 89-yard drive in 1:37 that ended with a 5-yard pass to Williams as time expired ... a completed two-point conversion pass was denied when it was ruled that receiver Akeem Moore had stepped out of the end zone prior to making the catch in the 31-29 loss ... threw a 49-yard TD pass to Williams in the 37-17 win over Sacred Heart ... worked his late magic again the next week at Wagner when he hit Williams with a 16-yard TD with 1:41 left to erase a 20-7 fourth quarter deficit in a 21-20 win ... the victory denied Wagner coach Walt Hameline his 200th career win ... Patterson hit Williams with a 15-yard strike earlier in the quarter to make it 20-14 ... he was 4-of-9 for 91 yards on the game-winning 98-yard drive ... three of the completions converted 3rd-and-14, 3rd-and-8 and 3rd-and-15 situations ... the 16-yard touchdown pass to Williams came on 3rd-and-9 ... was named NEC Offensive Player of the Week for a second time (Nov. 15) after he completed 13-of-21 passes for 278 yards and five touchdowns (a season-long 79-yarder to Williams, 44, 10, 10 and 9 yards) in a 41-17 win over Saint Francis, Pa. ... he completed 7-of-9 passes for 191 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another in accounting for all four of DU's second quarter scores ... threw for two TDs (27 & 48 yards), ran for one (a 56-yarder) and caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from halfback Bill Bair in the season-ending 37-29 win at Bryant.
as a freshman (2009)
Played in six of the last seven games with starts versus CCSU and at Saint Francis ... completed 25-of-52 passes (48.1%) for 342 yards and three touchdowns ... also rushed 38 times for 77 yards ... did not throw an interception in his 52 attempts ... made his debut off the bench against Robert Morris ... rushed five times for 27 yards and completed one of two passes for 11 yards in DU's 34-20 win over the Colonials ... completed 13-of-26 passes for 187 yards and two first quarter touchdowns (four yards to Matthew Glose and 47 yards to Brooks Roorback) in his first career start versus CCSU ... rushed 16 times for 53 yards in the 31-24 loss to the Blue Devils ... completed 5-of-10 passes, including a 60-yarder to Joe Cangilla, at Saint Francis ... did not play versus Wagner before coming of the bench at Sacred Heart and versus Bryant.
Was a three-year football and basketball letterman at St. John's Jesuit ... was a three-year starter in football ... holds school records for career passing yards, touchdowns and completion percentage ... was first team all-district and all-city as a junior and senior ... was a nominee for Northwest Ohio Player of the Year ... averaged 12.0 points per game for St. John's district champion and regional finalist basketball team ... originally signed with Weber State but left that program in the summer of 2007 ... enrolled at Duquesne for spring semester 2008 ... completed his undergraduate degree in psychology in May ... is currently taking classes in Duquesne's graduate school for sports leadership ... date of birth: 6/13/88.