Weight: 204 pounds
40 Yard Dash: 4.53
Vertical Jump: 33″
Broad Jump: 118″
Scouting Report/Player Notes
Came over to Louisiana Tech from Coffeyville Community College and never looked back. In two years as a member of the Bulldogs, Patton was a dominant playmaker. As a junior, he burst onto the scene with 79 catches for 1,202 yards and 11 touchdowns, and then came out as a senior and established himself as arguably one of the top 8-10 receivers in college football. Not only that, but his production helped Louisiana Tech earn a national ranking, something we’re certainly not used to seeing. He’s a bit shorter than he had been advertised in college, but Patton is capable of being a very dangerous #2 receiver in the NFL, or even working out of the slot. He rarely drops a pass, and while he’s not overly speedy he can make people miss and get separation with his quickness.
Career Highlights (via Louisiana Tech athletics site)
2011 First Team All-WAC
2011 Louisiana Newcomer of the Year
2011 First Team All-Louisiana
2011 Biletnikoff Award Watch List
2011: A first team All-WAC and All-Louisiana selection that was named Louisiana’s Newcomer of the Year … Also named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List … Started in all 13 games, catching 79 passes for 1,202 yards (ranks seventh in school history for single season receiving yards) and 11 touchdowns (tied for fourth in school history for single season receiving touchdowns) as he averaged 15.2 yards per catch while running the ball 10 times for 42 yards, returning six kickoffs 98 yards and returning eight punts 27 yards … Caught five passes for 95 yards including a 46-yard reception while rushing once for six yards and returning one kickoff for 10 yards in a 19-17 loss at Southern Miss (9/3) in a game played in the middle of Tropical Storm Lee … Against Central Arkansas (9/10) caught eight passes for 211 yards, the second-most in the country that weekend and tied for the 10th most in a single game in Louisiana Tech history, including a 72-yard touchdown reception while also returning one kickoff 16 yards as Tech won, 48-42, in overtime … Caught five passes for 82 yards and one touchdown in a 35-34 loss to Houston (9/17) … Caught a career-high 11 passes for 87 yards and one touchdown and ran the ball twice for seven yards in a 26-20 overtime loss at Mississippi State (9/24) … Caught eight passes for 126 yards and one touchdown while having another touchdown catch called back because of a holding penalty away from the play against Hawai’i (10/1) … Caught nine passes for 34 yards and ran the ball once for nine yards at Idaho (10/8) … Caught four passes for 38 yards and ran the ball twice for one yard at Utah State (10/22) … Caught five passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns, including a 90-yard touchdown catch which is the fifth-longest play from scrimmage in school history, in a 38-28 win over San Jose State (10/29) … Caught touchdown passes of 45 yards and 22 yards to open the game and ended the day with six catches for 97 yards and two scores in a 41-21 win at Fresno State (11/5) … Caught three passes for 33 yards despite facing double-team coverage the entire game and returned three punts a total of 11 yards in a 27-7 win at Ole Miss (11/12) … Caught seven passes for 162 yards and returned four kickoffs for 72 yards with three rushes for 10 yards combining for 244 total yards at Nevada (11/19), including five catches for 115 yards in the fourth quarter alone as Tech rallied from a 17 point deficit over the final 13 minutes of the game for a 24-20 win to end Nevada’s 16-game home winning streak … Caught three passes for 54 yards against New Mexico State (11/26), including a game-long 42 yard reception, before leaving the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury … Caught five passes for 67 yards and a touchdown and ran the ball once for nine yards against No. 15 TCU (12/21) in the Poinsettia Bowl but made national news that week for giving one of his bowl gifts ($300 gift card to Best Buy) to one of the kids from the Make-A-Wish Foundation during the team’s Make-A-Wish event in San Diego.
2010 (Coffeyville CC): Played in all 10 games for Coffeyville CC, garnering first team all-conference honors as a wide receiver and second team all-conference accolades as a punter … Named team MVP … Recorded 50 catches for 687 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 13.74 receiving yards per game with a season-best catch of 59 yards … Punted 54 times with an average of 39.8 yards per punt with six touchbacks, four fair catches and a season-best punt of 75 yards … Coached by Darian Dulin.
2009 (Coffeyville CC): Played in nine games, recording 23 catches for 309 yards and a 13.4 average with three touchdowns … Averaged 34.3 yards per game and had a season-best 44-yard catch … Punted 16 times for 583 yards … Coached by Darian Dulin.
2008 (Coffeyville CC): Redshirted season.
Video Highlights (via YouTube)