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Ducks Football BIO
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Avery Patterson
Player Profile:
Avery Patterson 689796
Position: Cornerback
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
City/State: Pittsburg, Calif.
High School: Pittsburg HS
Experience: 2 Letters

2013 The primary free safety has been a leader for the defense throughout the first four games of the season . . . Had four total stops in the win against Cal, two solo and two assisted ... Posted two solo takedowns against Virginia (five total), including a tackle-for-loss of one yard. 

2012 — The converted cornerback was inserted into opening lineup at free safety the second week of the season for first of nine consecutive starts … Made appearances in 10 contests and became adept at making big plays before physical ailments took their toll . . .  Became beneficiary of turnovers four consecutive weeks and returned interceptions for touchdowns back-to-back Saturdays, begining with 34-yard scoring return vs. Washington State . . . Contributed 43-yard interception return for a TD the following week against Washington to complement single-game career-high nine tackles (five unassisted) . . . Parlayed third straight game with an pick for 34 yards to go along with a pass breakup and a trio of tackles, including one tackle-for-loss for a 2 yards, in victory at Arizona State … Tied as Ducks’ fourth-leading tackler (44) through 10 games before sharing honors as sixth at season’s end . . . Recorded six tackles and passes broken up in wins against Arizona and USC … Recovered a fumble and posted four tackles in victory over Colorado … Capped first start of the season with five tackles in victory vs. Fresno State.

2011 — Team’s fifth-leading tackler with 55 stops (39 solo) appeared in all 14 games, starting one at free safety and one at rover … Had five tackles vs. USC … Recorded five solo tackles, forced a fumble, and recovered a fumble in victory at Stanford … Made six tackles, 1.5 tackles-for-loss for 2 yards in win at Washington … Had first career blocked punt, which led to a Ducks’ touchdown and had a trio of tackles in win vs. Washington State … Also returned punt for 11 yards vs. the Cougars … Credited with a quarterback hurry to go along with four solo stops in win over Arizona State … Had two pass breakups, one quarterback hurry and six tackles in victory vs. Cal … Made six tackles, including five of the solo variety, and also had a pass breakup in win at Arizona … Season-high eight tackles (team-high) in win vs. Missouri State.

2010 — Key special teams performer appeared in all 13 games, making tackles in all but three of them … Had a solo stop in the BCS National Championship Game vs. Auburn … Made a pair of tackles vs. Arizona and single stops at Cal and vs. Washington … Two stops at USC and three to go with a quarterback hurry in win vs. UCLA … Two stops against both vs. Stanford and at Arizona State … Recorded one stop in win at Tennessee … Made the first interception of his career and recorded a team-high four solo tackles in collegiate debut vs. New Mexico.

2009 — Redshirted his first collegiate season while recovering from injury.

BEFORE OREGON — Rated the No. 47 player at his position by Rivals.com with a 4.7 out of 6.1 rating … A two-sport star, lettered four times in both football and track … Second-team all-state, first-team Contra Costa Times and first-team all-East Bay as both a defensive back and running back … Helped lead the Pirates to a 11-2 record as a senior, carrying the ball 20 times for 205 yards and two touchdowns while recording 44 total tackles and two interceptions … Rushed 55 times for 315 yards and three touchdowns and had six catches out of the backfield for 58 yards on offense with 31 total tackles defensively as a junior … Amassed 73 carries for 394 yards and two touchdowns while being credited with 30 tackles and five pass deflections as a sophomore … Under track coach Phil Webb, ran the 100, 200 and 400 meters, 300 hurdles, 4x400 relay and the 4x100 relay … Tallied career bests of 10.71 and 21.78 seconds at 100 and 200 meters, respectively.

PERSONAL — Parents: Leon and America Patterson. Family: One sister. High School (Coach) Pittsburg (Victor Galli), 2009. Major: Sociology.

CAREER BESTS
Points scored: 6, at Washington State, 9/29/12 ; Washington, 10/6/12
Touchdowns: 1, at Washington State, 9/29/12 ; Washington, 10/6/12
All-purpose yards: 43, Washington, 10/6/12
Punt returns: 1, Washington State, 10/29/11 (11 yards)
Punt return yards: 11, Washington State, 10/29/11 (1 return)
Interceptions: 1, 4 times
Long interception return: 43, Washington, 10/6/12
Tackles: 9, Washington, 10/6/12 (5-4)
Tackles for loss: 1.5, at Washington, 11/5/11 (2 yards)
Fumbles forced: 1, at Stanford, 11/12/11
Fumbles recovered: 1, Colorado, 10/27/12 ; at Stanford, 11/12/11
Pass breakups: 2, California, 10/6/11
Blocked kicks: 1, Washington State, 10/29/11

 

CAREER STATISTICS

SCORINGgtdrushrcvretpat2patfgtotalavg/g
2010 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2011 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2012 10 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 1.2
TOTAL 37 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 0.3
 
PUNT RETURNSgno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2010 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2011 14 1 11 0 0 11.0 0.8
2012 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 37 1 11 0 0 11.0 0.3
 
INTERCEPTIONSgno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2010 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2011 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2012 10 3 111 2 43 37.0 11.1
TOTAL 37 4 111 2 43 27.8 3.0
 
ALL PURPOSEgrushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
2010 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2011 14 0 0 11 0 0 11 0.8
2012 10 0 0 0 0 111 111 11.1
TOTAL 37 0 0 11 0 111 122 3.3
 
TACKLESguaatotaltflpdfffrblk
2010 13 12 7 19 0.0 1 0 0 0
2011 14 39 16 55 1.5 5 1 1 1
2012 10 22 22 44 1.5 6 0 1 0
TOTAL 37 73 45 118 3.0 12 1 2 1
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