Finished career 13th all-time at Dartmouth with 1,283 receiving yards and 14th in receptions with 85 ... also tied for fifth all-time with 15 touchdown catches.
Appeared in and started nine games, missing only the showdown against Holy Cross with an injury ... led the squad with a 14.1-yard average on his 30 catches and was second on the team with 424 receiving yards ... also tied for second by snagging five scoring strikes ... lone reception in the season-opening 35-25 win over Central Connecticut was a 20-yard touchdown early in the second half to give the Green the lead for good ... scored the first Dartmouth touchdown in the 38-31 win at Yale with a 39-yard catch in the end zone ... grabbed a career-best seven throws in all for 81 yards against the Bulldogs ... returned to the field at Columbia to snag four passes for 58 yards ... caught four more tosses versus Harvard and five at Cornell ... saved the best performance of his career for his final game, posting a career-high 129 receiving yards at Princeton on just five catches, three of which concluded in the end zone ... the first was a 58-yard bomb less than two minutes into the game to start the scoring in the 41-10 triumph ... the others went for 38 and 12 yards early in the third and fourth quarters, respectively ... preseason honors: USA College Football FCS Preseason All-America Honorable Mention and Collegiate Development Football League FCS Preseason All-America North Honorable Mention at wide receiver … College Sports Madness Preseason All-Ivy League First Team as a wide receiver and punt returner.
All-Ivy League honorable mention at both wide receiver and return specialist ... recipient of the team’s Jake Crouthamel Award, which is given to the junior or sophomore player who has contributed the most to the success of the team ... led Dartmouth with 25 receptions, 395 receiving yards and six touchdown catches ... only player on the team to catch at least one pass in all 10 games ... ranked third in the Ivy League in punt return average while returning more punts (24) than anyone in the conference ... hauled in as many as five passes three times, matching a personal best, throughout the year ... had the honor of snaring the first completion of the season, an 11-yard gain at Butler ... led the team with five catches for 78 yards, including a pair of third-quarter TD receptions of 24 and 31 yards in a 31-28 loss to Holy Cross ... grabbed five more throws in the four-overtime loss at Penn, which does not include a 67-yard touchdown on the third play of the game that was called back due to a penalty ... also began returning punts against the Quakers ... only reception versus Yale was a 32-yard score to tie the game in the third quarter en route to a 20-13 victory ... one of his three catches against Bucknell was a 21-yard TD with 44 seconds to play in a 17-14 defeat ... his biggest play in the 56-0 blanking of Columbia was a season-long 20-yard punt return ... snared five more passes at Harvard for a season-high 90 yards, one of which went for 44 yards during a late third-quarter drive that tied the score at 21 ... pulled down a 25-yard touchdown throw on the final play of the first half during the 34-6 win over Cornell ... also returned five punts for 36 yards and attempted a pass during the win ... only catch in the season finale was a season-long 56 yarder into the end zone in the 28-24 win over 19th-ranked Princeton.
Hampered during the preseason with an injury ... only had six receptions (all on the road), but collected 163 yards, the third-most on the squad, and a team-best 27.2 yards per catch ... two of those six catches went for touchdowns as well ... first grab did not come until fourth game of the season, a 14-yarder at Yale ... hauled in a 67-yard bomb at Columbia to put Dartmouth ahead just before the end of the third quarter ... missed the next three contests with an injury ... returned for the season finale and his finest game of the year, leading the Big Green with four catches for 82 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown from fellow wide receiver Ryan McManus that tied the game at the outset of the second half en route to a 35-21 triumph.
Immediately jumped into the action and took over a starting role in week four ... led team with 301 receiving yards and tied for the lead with two touchdown receptions ... second on the squad with 24 catches ... first two receptions came during last-gasp drive at Sacred Heart, the first a 26-yarder to push the Green into Pioneer territory ... snared three throws at Yale, two going for first downs ... led Dartmouth with three catches and 40 receiving yards at Holy Cross, including his first career touchdown ... also preserved a touchdown drive by recovering a fumble and taking it down to the two-yard line ... hauled in three more passes for 38 yards in the 37-0 shutout of Columbia ... set season highs versus Cornell with five catches and 79 yards, the longest going for 43 ... led the receiving corps one more time in the season finale with five receptions for 48 yards, one of which was a 12-yard TD to give the Big Green a one-point lead going into the half against Princeton.
Had 1,755 passing yards with 17 touchdowns, and 1,027 rushing yards with nine touchdowns as a senior ... averaged 13.7 yards per punt return ... 75 receptions for 1,002 yards and 11 TDs as a junior ... one of eight finalists for South Carolina Mr. Football ... selected to Shrine Bowl where he was timed at 4.48 in the 40 ... USA Today Old Spice National Team ... Orlando Sentinel All-Southern team ... two-time James Island captain playing for his father, John ... talented center fielder who was leading nation’s 43rd-ranked baseball team with .460 average and 21 stolen bases as of late April ... also played basketball and ran track at James Island.
History major ... son of John and Tammy ... given name is John Norton Patterson, Jr. ... born on May 29, 1992 ... has one sister ... father played football at Guilford College in the late 1970s and cousin, Luke Ledwell plays for Guilford now ... hit .295 in 32 games on the Big Green baseball team in the spring of 2014 and owns a .269 career average in 182 at-bats ... Harvard, Brown and Cornell were among the schools who courted him.
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