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2001: Appeared in first 9 games before a fractured left leg ended his season... Despite abbreviated season, finished 5th among linebackers with 30 total tackles (19 solo, 11 assists)... Had 5 tackles for losses of 25 yards, including 3.0 sacks for 19 yards... One of five Aggies credited with a forced fumble against Sacramento State... Also recovered a fumble vs. Abilene Christian... Recorded 2 passes defensed... Selected as team's Special Teams Player of the Week in opener at New Mexico Highlands... Posted career-best line of 6-1-7 vs. Western Oregon.
2000: Defensive recipient for team's MIKE WISE AWARD as outstanding freshman... Made his Aggie debut by intercepting a pass and returning it 23 yards for a TD... Finished T10th on tackles chart with 37 tackles (13 solo, 24 assist)... Also had 4 tackles for losses of 30 yards, including 3 sacks... Posted 2 INTs, against New Mexico Highlands (23-yd TD return) and Chadron State (30-yd return)... Scored 2nd TD on a 67-yd fumble return at the end of the third quarter vs. Bloomsburg in the NCAA semifinal.
MATER DEI HS '99: Named first team All-South Coast League as a junior for national powerhouse... Voted Linebacker of the Year... Team went 26-2 in his two years, won Southern Section D-I championship and was ranked 2nd nationally by USA Today in 1998... Also a standout in golf... Finished 3rd in league as a sophomore and senior, reaching Southern Section tournament both years... Honor Roll student.
PERSONAL: Born Mar. 20, 1981 in Newport Beach, Calif.... English major... Parents are David & Adele Patterson... David played football for Hawaii... Uncle is Mike Mack, a professional water skier... Brother-in-law Travis Claridge plays for Atlanta Falcons... Sports heroes are Bo Jackson and Emmitt Smith... Lists his sister, Tiffany, as his non-sports hero... Chose UC Davis for its players, coaches and winning percentage... Career highlight was intercepting a pass for a TD for his first college play.
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