Dimitri Patterson

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Dimitri Patterson
Dimitri Patterson 2013.jpg
Patterson in 2013
No. -- Free agent
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-06-18) June 18, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Orlando (FL) Maynard Evans
College: Tuskegee
Undrafted: 2005
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SIAC (2002)
  • Third-team All-SIAC (2003)
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 176
Sacks: 2.0
Interceptions: 9
Stats at NFL.com

Dimitri Jonthiel Patterson (born June 18, 1983) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Tuskegee.

Patterson has also played for the Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, and New York Jets.

Early years[edit]

At Evans High School in Orlando, Patterson was All-State, All-Central Florida, All-Metro, All-Region and All-County as a defensive back.

College career[edit]

Southeast Missouri State[edit]

Patterson then started as a true freshman at Southeast Missouri State University in 2001. He earned second-team All-OVC honors at cornerback in 2002 as a sophomore. In 2003, he led the Ohio Valley Conference in interceptions (six) and pass breakups (12), and also had three forced fumbles. Patterson earned first team OVC that year, as well as making two NCAA Division I-AA All-American teams (The Sports Network and the Associated Press). He was a 2004 Lindy's preseason All-American Team and a first Team All-SIAC pick. He returned two blocked field goals for touchdowns and one blocked PAT attempt for two points. His team won ten games and lost two and played in the 2004 Pioneer Bowl.


Patterson then transferred to Tuskegee University from Southeast Missouri State.

Professional career[edit]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Patterson signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He joined their practice squad on September 5, 2005. He was then promoted to the 53 man roster on October 2, 2005, but was released two days later.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Patterson was signed by the Minnesota Vikings in 2006.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Patterson joined the Kansas City Chiefs in 2007. He was released by the team on October 30, 2008.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Patterson was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles on January 7, 2009 after guard Mike McGlynn was placed on injured reserve.

In week 2 of the 2009 season, Patterson suffered a hand fracture that kept him out of the week 3 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He returned in week 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On August 2, 2011, Patterson signed with the Cleveland Browns. Patterson had success for the Browns as a nickel back which prompted the Browns to re-sign him to a multi-year contract. On December 17, 2012, the Cleveland Browns released him.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Patterson was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins on December 18, 2012.[1] He was released by the Dolphins on the day before free agency began on March 10, 2014.[2]

New York Jets[edit]

Patterson was signed by the New York Jets on April 1, 2014.[3] On August 25, 2014, Patterson was suspended indefinitely by the Jets after leaving the team without contacting the organization.[4] He was released on August 30, 2014.[5]


  1. ^ "Dimitri Patterson claimed by Dolphins". ESPN.com. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Maquinana, Ryan. "Dimitri Patterson released by Miami Dolphins". NFL.com. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Allen, Eric (April 1, 2014). "Patterson Joins Jets Defensive Backfield". New York Jets. Archived from the original on April 1, 2014. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/jets-suspend-cb-dimitri-patterson-indefinitely-082514?cmpid=msn%3Afoxsports%3Aansfox11&gt1=msnans
  5. ^ Lange, Randy (August 30, 2014). "Jets Make Final Cuts to Get to 53". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 

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