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#42 Eric Patton
Position: Linebacker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 220
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
High School: St. Elizabeth
Major: Undeclared
Experience: 1 Letter
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AT DELAWARE
Second-year member of the squad as a sophomore linebacker • sat out as a grayshirt in 2012 and attended nearby Delaware Technical Community College • will play a key role on Delaware defense as a backup middle linebacker and on special teams • recorded a tackle in the Blue-White Spring Game.

2013 SEASON
Enrolled at Delaware in the spring and took part in spring drills • saw action in three games as a grayshirt freshman to earn letter • one of just three true freshman to see action for Delaware defense on the season • played linebacker and on special teams vs. Navy, Wagner, and Maine • recorded three tackles on the season, including a solo stop vs. Navy and assisted stops vs. Wagner and Maine • selected by coaching staff to carry out the Delaware state flag in game vs. Navy • recorded four tackles and forced a fumble in Blue-White Spring Game.

HIGH SCHOOL
Local product who played at St. Elizabeth High School for head coach Joe Hemphill • played running back and linebacker at St. Elizabeth • led team to 6-3 record as a senior in 2011 when he recorded 94 tackles and rushed for 1,348 yards and 16 touchdowns • named state DIAA Defensive Player of the Year in both 2010 and 2011 • earned first team All-State and All-Catholic League honors at both running back and linebacker • earned 2011 Michael DeLucia Sportsmanship Award, presented annually to a senior football player from a Delaware Catholic high school • played in state Blue-Gold All-Star Game in 2012 at Delaware Stadium.

PERSONAL
Eric Dwight Anthony Patton • son of Erica Patton and Quazo Watson • has not declared a major • younger brother, Andre, was one of the state's top football and basketball players at St. Elizabeth High School and is currently a sophomore wide receiver at Rutgers • Andre caught three passes and scored a touchdown as a freshman wide receiver in 2013. 

CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/S Tackles (Solo)
Sacks/TFL
FR/FF
Int./PD
2013 3/0 3 (1) 0/0
0/0
0/0
TOTALS 3/0 3 (1)
0/0
0/0
0/0
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