Third-year member of the squad as a junior • moved over from linebacker to running back in preseason drills • can be a punishing runner • two-year letterwinner • has played in 13 career games for Blue Hens and recorded seven tackles • one of 20 Delaware natives on roster • had two tackles and intercepted a pass in the Blue-White Spring Game in May.
2015 SEASON (GAME BY GAME STATISTICS)
Earned second letter as a backup linebacker and special teams performer • saw action in 10 games and recorded four tackles (three solo) • did not play vs. Rhode Island and Albany late in the season • made stops vs. James Madison, Elon, Towson, and William & Mary over a five-game span • selected by coaching staff to carry out the Delaware state flag in game vs. Sacred Heart • recorded a tackle in the Blue-White Spring Game.
Enrolled at Delaware in the spring and took part in spring drills • grayshirt who attended nearby Delaware Technical Community College in the fall • saw action in three games as a grayshirt freshman to earn letter • one of just three true freshmen 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.
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.
Eric Dwight Anthony Patton • son of Erica Patton and Quazo Watson • criminal justice major at Delaware • younger brother, Andre, was one of the state's top football and basketball players at St. Elizabeth High School and is currently a junior wide receiver at Rutgers • Andre caught three passes and scored a touchdown with Rutgers in 2013 and had 20 catches for 223 yards and three touchdowns in 2014.
|Year||G/S|| Tackles (Solo)
Tackles: 1 vs. 7 teams, 2013-14