** 2014 All-Mid-American Conference First Team (Kick Returner) **
** 2014 All-MAC Third Team (Defensive Back) **
** 2012 All-MAC Third Team (Defensive Back) **
2014 (Sr.): Started the first nine games before suffering a season-ending injury . . . earned fourth letter . . . tied career high with 10 tackles at Central Michigan . . . posted nine tackles at Iowa and seven vs. Akron . . . five or more tackles in six games . . . two pass breakups at Iowa and at Central Michigan plus added one vs. Akron . . . two pass interceptions at Central Michigan and one vs. Akron . . . returned the one vs. Akron for 43 yards . . . forced a fumble at Central Michigan . . . named the Mid-American Conference West Division Defensive Player of the Week and the Jim Thorpe Award Defensive Back of the Week after the Central Michigan game.
2013 (Jr.): Started nine games to earn third letter . . . tallied seven tackles and one tackle for loss vs. Illinois State . . . tallied three tackles and one pass breakup vs. Army . . . season high eight tackles at Eastern Michigan . . . six tackles vs. Toledo . . . four tackles at Virginia . . . four tackles vs. Kent State . . . five tackles at Western Michigan, at Akron and vs. Central Michigan . . . tied career high with three pass breakups vs. Central Michigan.
2012 (So.): Started 10 games . . . played in all 13 contests, including the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg . . . career high 10 tackles vs. Ohio plus tallied one tackle for loss . . . nine tackles at Indiana and vs. Northern Illinois . . . added one tackle for loss, one forced fumble and one pass breakup vs. NIU . . . managed two tackles and one pass breakup in the season opener vs. Eastern Michigan . . . tallied two tackles and one tackle for loss at Clemson . . . four tackles and one tackle for loss vs. South Florida . . . first career interception vs. South Florida on the final play of the game to seal a Ball State victory . . . second career interception vs. Western Michigan . . . five tackles at Kent State . . . six tackles at Army . . . one pass breakup and one tackle in the bowl game . . . earned second letter.
2011 (Fr.): Tallied a season high six tackles at Oklahoma . . . tied his season high with six tackles at Eastern Michigan . . . managed two tackles vs. Central Michigan . . . earned first letter.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned one letter in football for head coach Robert Weiner . . . helped team to a 12-3 record as a senior, including a 4-0 mark in conference play . . . all-conference and all-county as a senior . . . managed 60 tackles, 22 pass breakups and one interception as a senior . . . averaged 44.67 yards per kickoff return on six returns as a senior . . . tallied 74 tackles, 26 PBUs and two interceptions in career .
PERSONAL: Son of Eric Patterson and Devona Sanders . . . one sister and three brothers . . . born Feb. 5, 1993, in Tampa, Fla. . . . full name is Eric Patterson Jr.
|SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
All-purpose yards: 166, Western Michigan, 10/11/2014
Kick returns: 6 [t-4th], Western Michigan, 10/11/2014
Kick return yards: 166 [2nd], Western Michigan, 10/11/2014 (6 returns)
Long kick return: 61 [t-5th], Indiana State, 9/13/14 ; Indiana State, 9/13/2014
Interceptions: 2 [t-1st], at Central Michigan, 10/18/2014 ; at Central Michigan, Oct 18, 2014
Long interception return: 46 [2nd], South Florida, 9/22/2012
Tackles: 10, at Central Michigan, 10/18/2014 (9-1); Ohio, 11/14/2012 (7-3); at Central Michigan, Oct 18, 2014 (9-1)
Sacks: 1.0, at Iowa, 9/6/14 (1-0); at Iowa, Sep 06, 2014 (1-0)
Tackles for loss: 2.0, at Iowa, 9/6/14 (2-0); at Iowa, Sep 06, 2014 (2-0)
Fumbles forced: 1 [t-4th], 4 times
Pass breakups: 3 [t-1st], Central Michigan, 11/06/2013 ; at Indiana, 9/15/2012 ; at Kent State, 9/29/2012
|City/State:||Tampa, Fla. (H.B. Plant),|