Dimitri Patterson

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Dimitri Patterson
Dimitri Patterson 2013.jpg
Patterson in 2013
No. 24     New York Jets
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 in 2005
Debuted in 2005 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SIAC (2002)
  • Third-team All-SIAC (2003)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Tackles 176
Sacks 2.0
Interceptions 9
Stats at NFL.com

Dimitri Jonthiel Patterson (born June 18, 1983) is an American football cornerback for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). 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, and Miami Dolphins.

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.

Tuskegee[edit]

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 resign 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]

References[edit]

  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. 

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