Cordarrelle Patterson

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Cordarrelle Patterson
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Patterson in a 2013 game against the Washington Redskins
No. 84     Minnesota Vikings
Wide receiver / Return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-03-17) March 17, 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth: Rock Hill, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Rock Hill (SC) Northwestern
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29
Debuted in 2013 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2013
Receptions35
Receiving yards395
Receiving TDs2
Kick Return Yards1,199
Return TDs2
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Cordarrelle Patterson
CordarrellePatterson.PNG
Patterson in a 2013 game against the Washington Redskins
No. 84     Minnesota Vikings
Wide receiver / Return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-03-17) March 17, 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth: Rock Hill, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Rock Hill (SC) Northwestern
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29
Debuted in 2013 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2013
Receptions35
Receiving yards395
Receiving TDs2
Kick Return Yards1,199
Return TDs2
Stats at NFL.com

Cordarrelle Patterson (pronounced CORE-dare-uhl; born March 17, 1991) is an American football wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). Patterson played college football for the University of Tennessee. The Minnesota Vikings chose him in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. On October 27, 2013 in a game against the Green Bay Packers, he set the NFL record for longest kick return with 109 yards, the longest possible kick return.[1]

Early years[edit]

Patterson attended Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He spent 2009 at North Carolina Tech Christian Academy, but did not play football. In 2010, he transferred to Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas, where he played junior college football and was recognized as a NJCAA All-American in 2010 and 2011.[2]

He was a highly touted recruit in 2012 coming out of Hutchinson Community College. Rated as a 5-star prospect by 247Sports.com and the top JUCO player in the country, Patterson received scholarship offers from upper-tier Division I programs.[3] He ultimately chose to attend the University of Tennessee over LSU, Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss and others. Patterson cited his relationship with Jesus and God as his main reason for choosing Tennessee.[4]

College career[edit]

Patterson received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee, where he played for the Tennessee Volunteers football team in 2012. He made an immediate impact with his athletic ability and offensive versatility. Primarily a wide receiver, he also excelled as a kick returner, punt return and all-purpose back. He scored at least one touchdown by reception, rush, kick return and punt return, with 10 total touchdowns in 12 games.[5]

Track and field[edit]

Patterson also ran track and field at Hutchinson Community College, where he posted personal bests of 10.01 seconds in the 100 meters and 20.93 seconds in the 200 meters.

He also competed in long jump, posting a personal best of 6.82 meters.

Personal bests[edit]

EventTime (seconds)VenueDate
100 meters10.01Sterling, KansasMarch 10, 2012
200 meters20.93Baldwin City, KansasMarch 24, 2012

JUCO statistics[edit]

YearTeamGPRushingReceivingKick/Punt Returns
AttYdsTDAvgAvg/GRecYdsTDAvgAvg/GNo.Kick YdsPunt YdsTD
2010Hutchinson CC[6]1171902.71.752908917.582.5213982473
2011Hutchinson CC[7]1232379611.831.6619241515.177.01048203
Total2339398610.217.311318322416.279.6318802476

Division I statistics[edit]

YearTeamGPRushingReceivingPunt ReturnsKick Returns
AttYdsTDAvgLongAvg/GRecYdsTDAvgLongAvg/GNo.YdsAvgTDLongNo.YdsAvgTDLong
2012Tennessee[8]1225308312.36725.746778516.95864.8410125.31812567126.8198
Total1225308312.36725.746778516.95864.8410125.31812567126.8198

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Combine[edit]

On January 9, 2013, Patterson—along with college teammates Tyler Bray, Justin Hunter and Darrington Sentimore—announced his intention to leave college early and declare for the 2013 NFL Draft.[9]

Pre-draft measurables
HtWtArm lengthHand size40-yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20-ss3-coneVertBroadBPWonderlic
6 ft 1 ¾ in216 lb31 ¾ in9 in4.28 s1.52 s2.52 s4.40 s7.28 s37 in10 ft 8 in11 [10]
All results from NFL Combine[11][12]

Patterson was selected with the 29th overall pick by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2013 NFL Draft in a draft-day trade with the New England Patriots; the Patriots received four draft picks.

2013 NFL Draft[edit]

On January 9, 2013, Patterson—along with college teammates Tyler Bray, Justin Hunter and Darrington Sentimore—announced his intention to leave college early and declare for the 2013 NFL Draft.[13]

Patterson was selected with the 29th overall pick by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2013 NFL Draft in a draft-day trade with the New England Patriots; the Patriots received four draft picks. On September 15 Patterson made his first NFL career touchdown by returning the opening kickoff for a 105-yard kick return touchdown. Patterson had an outstanding performance on special teams. He got the honors as NFC Special Teams Player of the month. On October 27 Patterson returned the opening kickoff 109-yards for a touchdown, an NFL record for the longest play ever. After Patterson's performance against the Green Bay Packers he was named NFC Special Teams Player of the week. Patterson leads the league with a 39.1 average on kick returns. On November 7 Patterson caught his first touchdown pass for 2 yards.

NFL records[edit]

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