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#5 Eric Patterson
Position: Cornerback
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 189
Year: Senior
City/State: Tampa, Fla. (H.B. Plant),
Major: Undecided
Experience: 3 Letters
Eric Patterson Bio
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 02/23/2011

 

** 2012 All-Mid-American Conference Third Team **

2013 (Jr.):  Started nine games this season . . . made 20 career starts . . . 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.

KICK RETURNSgno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2011 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2012 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2013 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2014 4 10 254 0 61 25.4 63.5
TOTAL 36 10 254 0 61 25.4 7.1

 

INTERCEPTIONSgno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2011 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2012 13 2 47 0 46 23.5 3.6
2013 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2014 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 36 3 47 0 46 15.7 1.3

 

ALL PURPOSEgrushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
2011 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2012 13 0 0 0 0 47 47 3.6
2013 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2014 4 0 0 0 254 0 254 63.5
TOTAL 36 0 0 0 254 47 301 8.4

 

TACKLESguaatotaltflpdfffrblk
2011 7 11 5 16 0.0 0 0 0 0
2012 13 45 16 61 4.5 11 1 0 0
2013 12 42 21 63 1.5 8 1 0 0
2014 4 16 4 20 2.0 2 0 0 0
TOTAL 36 114 46 160 8.0 21 2 0 0

 

SACKS g ua a total yards
2011 7 0 0 0.0 0
2012 13 0 0 0.0 0
2013 12 0 0 0.0 0
2014 4 1 0 1.0 10
TOTAL 36 1 0 1.0 10

 

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
All-purpose yards: 87, Indiana State, 9/13/14 ; Indiana State, 9/13/2014 
Kick returns: 3, Indiana State, 9/13/14 ; Indiana State, 9/13/2014 
Kick return yards: 87, Indiana State, 9/13/14 (3 returns); Indiana State, 9/13/2014 (3 returns)
Long kick return: 61, Indiana State, 9/13/14 ; Indiana State, 9/13/2014 
Interceptions: 1, Western Michigan, 10/13/2012 ; South Florida, 9/22/2012 ; vs Arkansas State, Jan 05, 2014 
Long interception return: 46, South Florida, 9/22/2012 
Tackles: 10, Ohio, 11/14/2012 (7-3)
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, Northern Illinois, 10/6/2012 ; at Northern Illinois, 11/13/2013 
Pass breakups: 3, Central Michigan, 11/06/2013 ; at Indiana, 9/15/2012 ; at Kent State, 9/29/2012 
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