Patterson in 2013
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||June 18, 1983|
|Place of birth:||Miami, Florida|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school:||Orlando (FL) Maynard Evans|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
|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.
Southeast Missouri State
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.
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.
Patterson was signed by the Minnesota Vikings in 2006.
Kansas City Chiefs
Patterson joined the Kansas City Chiefs in 2007. He was released by the team on October 30, 2008.
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.
New York Jets
Patterson was signed by the New York Jets on April 1, 2014. On August 25, 2014, Patterson was suspended indefinitely by the Jets after leaving the team without contacting the organization. He was released on August 30, 2014.
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- Maquinana, Ryan. "Dimitri Patterson released by Miami Dolphins". NFL.com. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
- 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.
- 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.