Entered 2021 credited with 34 tackles (3.0 for loss), a sack, a fumble recovery and an interception in 202 snaps in 25 career games.
2021: Played one snap vs. No. 5 Georgia … made four tackles at NC State.
2020: Credited with 23 tackles (2.0 for loss), a fumble recovery and an interception in 138 snaps over 12 games … added two tackles at Wake Forest … contributed a tackle for loss vs. The Citadel … registered a tackle and his first career interception vs. No. 7 Miami … made one tackle at Georgia Tech and vs. Syracuse … added four tackles and a 57-yard fumble return vs. Pitt … contributed four tackles (one for loss) at Virginia Tech … made two tackles in ACC Championship Game vs. No. 2 Notre Dame … posted career-high seven tackles vs. No. 3 Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl.
2019: Played 64 defensive snaps in 13 games, compiling 11 tackles and a sack … made collegiate debut on special teams vs. Georgia Tech … recorded a tackle at Syracuse … added two tackles vs. Charlotte … recorded his first career sack vs. Florida State … notched three tackles vs. Boston College … made one tackle at NC State … added three tackles vs. No. 22 Virginia in the ACC Championship Game.
Before Clemson: National top 300 player by three services who was standout two-way player … ranked No. 138 overall player in the nation by 247Sports, which also listed him as the seventh-best player in Tennessee and 12th-best inside linebacker … ranked No. 202 overall and fifth-best inside linebacker by PrepStar … ESPN ranked Patterson No. 262 overall and sixth-best player in Tennessee and sixth-best inside linebacker … finished the 2018 season with 647 yards rushing on 92 carries for a 7.0 average … also had 16 touchdowns … on defense had 59 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, including four sacks … led team to state championship Division II AA … was MVP of state championship game, he had 13 carries for 110 yards and two touchdowns and had seven tackles on defense … found out the next day he was invited to All-American Bowl in San Antonio … as a junior in 2017, had 1,003 yards rushing in just 110 carries, a 9.1 average … had 23 touchdowns and four 100-yard rushing games … played just 12 games, he suffered knee injury in state playoffs of 2017.. … had 64 tackles on defense in those 12 games and had 12.5 tackles for loss … in 2016 as a sophomore, had 141 yards rushing and 27 tackles on defense … for career, had 42 touchdowns, all rushing, in 5 games … finished with 1,794 yards rushing on 227 carries, 7.9 yards per rush … had 258 career tackles, including 38.5 tackles for loss, 13 of which were sacks … played at Christ Presbyterian Academy for Coach Ingle Martin … wore No. 4 in high school … Clemson recruiter was Lemanski Hall … committed to Clemson on Sept. 4, 2018.
Personal: Born Dec. 15, 2000 … pre-business major … two-time ACC Honor Roll selection (2019-20).