Veteran whose solid play was a trademark throughout his career.
Saw action in all 12 games, both at wide receiver and on special teams... Made his first career start vs. Tulane on Senior Day... Caught a career-long 24-yarder to spark the Owls final touchdown drive vs. Tulsa... Picked up one catch in the opener at Texas
Solid receiver who bounced back from an injury in camp to move back into the rotation by the third game... Made his first career start against ECU... Caught passes in four consecutive games after missing the first two games of the year with an injury... Made his season debut against Northwestern and caught a pair of passes for 19 yards.
Caught three passes on the season while also seeing action on special teams... Picked up his first career reception, good for 20 yards, vs. Vanderbilt... Made his debut in the opener at UAB.
Rockwall High School
Unanimous All District 10-5A selection for coach Scott Smith... Caught 68 passes for 851 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, and finished his career with 93 receptions for 1,215 yards and 13 scores... Also named team captain... Member of Dave Campbell's Texas
Football Top 300... Earned second-team all district honors at cornerback as a junior... Lettered twice in track... A member of the National Society of High School Scholars who carries a 3.7 GPA.
Full Name: Michael David Patterson... Born: Nov. 11, 1989, at Hamilton Ontario, Canada... Parents: Darrell and Julie Patterson (two sisters)... Father is the Owls' linebackers coach... Rice major: Kinesiology