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#42 Eric Patton
Position: Linebacker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 220
Year: Junior
Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
High School: St. Elizabeth
Major: Undeclared
Experience: 2 Letters
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AT DELAWARE
Third-year member of the squad as a junior linebacker • two-year letterwinner • will enter fall projected as team's No. 2 middle linebacker and will also see action on special teams •  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.

2014 SEASON
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.

2013 SEASON
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.

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 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.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/S Tackles (Solo)
Sacks/TFL
FR/FF
Int./PD
2014 10/0 4 (3) 0/0 0/0 0/0
2013 3/0 3 (1) 0/0
0/0
0/0
TOTALS 13/0 7 (4)
0/0
0/0
0/0

CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 1 vs. 7 teams, 2013-14

 

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