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Adam Patterson 99
Adam Patterson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Columbia, S.C.

High School:
Richland Northeast

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 276

Position:
DE


At Michigan ... four-year letterman ... appeared in 38 contests and made one start ... made 24 tackles, two sacks, forced one fumble and batted down one pass during his career.

Fifth-Year Senior (2010) ... earned fourth varsity letter ... appeared in all 13 contests and made one start at nose tackle ... made 16 tackles, one sack and one PBU ... batted down one pass from nose tackle position vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4) ... saw playing time as backup nose tackle at Notre Dame (Sept. 11) ... made one solo tackle as a backup nose tackle vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 18) ... selected as a game captain against UMass ... played as a reserve at nose tackle and special teams vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25) ... notched one solo tackle as a backup nose tackle and on special teams in Big Ten opener at Indiana (Oct. 2) ... appeared as a reserve nose tackle and on special teams vs. Michigan State (Oct. 9) ... set a career high with two tackles in spot duty at nose tackle vs. Iowa (Oct. 16) ... tied his career-high from the previous week with two tackles as a reserve nose tackle at Penn State (Oct. 30) ... made one solo tackle as a backup nose tackle and on special teams vs. Illinois (Nov. 6) ... made first collegiate start at nose tackle against Purdue (Nov. 13), tallying a career-high four tackles and a sack ... matched his career high with four tackles as a backup nose tackle vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20) ... substituted in at nose tackle against Ohio State (Nov. 27) ... recorded one solo tackle as a backup nose tackle vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.
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Senior/Junior (2009) ... earned third varsity letter ... played in six games ... contributed one tackle ... appeared at defensive end vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5) ... did not see game action vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12) ... saw action at defensive end and on special teams vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19) ... contributed on special teams vs. Indiana (Sept. 26) ... played on special teams in road games at Michigan State (Oct. 3) and Iowa (Oct. 10) ... contributed at defensive end and on special teams vs. Delaware State (Oct. 17), recording his only tackle of the season.

Junior (2008) ... made one tackle at defensive end and forced a fumble vs. Utah (Aug. 30).

Sophomore (2007) ... earned second varsity letter ... played in 12 games ... contributed four tackles and one sack ... played special teams vs. Appalachian State (Sept. 1) ... saw action at defensive end against Oregon (Sept. 8) and Notre Dame (Sept. 15) ... played both defensive end and special teams vs. Penn State (Sept. 22) ... recorded first career sack at Northwestern (Sept. 29) ... played as reserve defensive end vs. Eastern Michigan (Oct. 6) ... assisted on one tackle from defensive end spot against Purdue (Oct. 13) ... played as reserve defensive end at Illinois (Oct. 20) and against Minnesota (Oct. 27) ... did not see game action at Michigan State (Nov. 3) ... tallied one solo tackle from defensive end spot at Wisconsin (Nov. 10) ... assisted on one tackle vs. Ohio State (Nov. 17) ... played on special teams units vs. Florida in Capital One Bowl (Jan. 1).

Freshman (2006) ... earned first varsity letter ... played in six games at defensive end ... contributed two tackles ... made career debut at defensive end vs. Central Michigan (Sept. 9) ... played as backup defensive end at Notre Dame (Sept. 16) ... saw action at defensive end against Wisconsin (Sept. 23) ... tallied first career tackle in the Michigan State game (Oct. 7), playing as reserve defensive end ... saw action as backup defensive end vs. Northwestern (Oct. 28) ... assisted on one stop at Indiana (Nov. 11).

Prep ... attended Richland Northeast High School (2006) coached by Jay Frye ... three-year varsity starter ... played defensive end during sophomore and senior seasons and played defensive tackle junior year ... led team to Class 4A Division II state finals as a senior ... Key Statistics ... collected 153 total tackles, including 22 tackles for loss ... finished with 13 career sacks and 33 quarterback hurries ... Honors and Rankings ... named to the Orlando Sentinel All-Southern Team ... selected first-team all-state as a senior and was voted the Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year ... four-star prospect, the country's No. 91 prospect, the No. 7 defensive tackle nationally and the second-best player in the state of South Carolina according to Rivals.com ... rated as the No. 6 defensive lineman in the nation by PrepStar Magazine ... ranked as the nation's No. 81 player and No. 12 defensive tackle by Tom Lemming ... listed as the No. 25 defensive player in the nation and the No. 8 player from the ACC Region by the G&W Recruiting Report ... picked as the No. 6 defensive lineman in the land by PrepStar ... Other Sports ... two-year varsity letterman in basketball.

Personal ... Adam Dewayne Patterson was born Dec. 9, 1987 in Columbia, S.C. ... served as a lifeguard at the neighborhood pool ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... general studies major.


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