Shea Patterson

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Shea Patterson
Michigan Wolverines – No. 2
Position Quarterback
Class Sophomore
Career history
High school Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy
Personal information
Born: (1997-01-17) January 17, 1997 (age 21)
Toledo, Ohio
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg)
Career highlights and awards
  • USA Today All-American (2015)
  • Stats at

Shea Christopher Patterson (born January 17, 1997) is an American football quarterback for the Michigan Wolverines. Before transferring to the University of Michigan, Patterson began his college football career at the University of Mississippi.

Early years

Patterson attended Hidalgo High School in Hidalgo, Texas as a freshman in 2012. In December of that year, he committed to the University of Arizona to play college football. After his freshman year, his family moved to Shreveport, Louisiana after his father received a promotion from his job.[1] In Shreveport, he attended Calvary Baptist Academy, where he was a standout on the football team.[2] Patterson threw for 2,655 yards with 34 touchdowns as a sophomore and 2,428 passing yards, 38 touchdowns as a junior.[3] In July 2014, he decomitted from Arizona.[4] In February 2015, he committed to the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss).[5][6][7] Prior to his senior year in 2015, Patterson transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.[8]

Patterson was rated by and as a five-star recruit and the best quarterback in his class.[9][10]

College career

Patterson enrolled early at Ole Miss and was tabbed as the second quarterback on the depth chart, along with second-year freshman Jason Pellerin, going into fall camp.[11]

With Chad Kelly as the starting quarterback, Patterson was slated to sit out 2016 as a redshirt freshman. He became the starting quarterback after Kelly tore his ACL, losing his redshirt season.

Patterson made his debut on November 12, 2016, leading the Rebels to a comeback victory over Texas A&M while completing 25-of-42 pass attempts for 338-yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. His first career touchdown was a six-yard pass to wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow. Later in the game, Patterson cut the Aggies' lead to 28-26 when he threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Van Jefferson with 5:17 remaining in the game. The Rebels went ahead 39-yard field goal with only 37 seconds remaining, and the score would hold.[12][13]

The following week, Patterson earned his second career start against Vanderbilt and completed 20/42 pass attempts for 222-yards and two touchdowns during the Rebel's 17–38 loss.[13] On November 27, 2016, Patterson completed 27 of 48 pass attempts for 320 passing yards and two touchdowns and two interceptions in a 55-20 loss to Mississippi State. He finished his true freshman season completing 72 of 132 pass attempts for 880 passing yards, six touchdowns, and three interceptions in three starts and one victory.[14]

Patterson completed 28 of 35 passes for 429 yards and 4 touchdowns against South Alabama opening weekend of the 2017 season. Ole Miss won the game 47-27. Patterson hit Sophomore WR A.J. Brown, who had 8 receptions for 233 yards, a school record, with 2 touchdowns. The 2 touchdowns went for 71 and 77 yards.


  Passing Rushing
Season Team GP Rating Att Comp Pct Yds TD Int Att Yds Avg TD
2016 Ole Miss Rebels 3 121.0 132 72 54.5 880 6 3 41 169 4.1 0
2017 Ole Miss Rebels 7 151.5 260 166 63.8 2,259 17 9 47 -16 -0.3 1
Career 10 141.2 392 238 60.7 3139 23 12 88 153 1.7 1


Personal life

Shea Patterson's parents are Sean and Karen Patterson and his grandfather, George Patterson, played for the Detroit Pistons. His older brother, Sean, is an associate player personnel analyst with the Ole Miss football staff.[11]


  1. ^ Silva, Dennis (May 30, 2013). "Hidalgo standout Patterson, family departing for Louisiana". The Monitor. 
  2. ^ Vines, Matt (August 6, 2014). "Calvary QB Patterson's ready for Cavs' season". Shreveport Times. 
  3. ^ Cronin, Courtney (July 13, 2015). "Ole Miss commit Shea Patterson transferring to IMG Academy". The Clarion-Ledger. 
  4. ^ Berk, Daniel (July 28, 2014). "5-star QB Shea Patterson decommits from Arizona Wildcats". Arizona Daily Star. 
  5. ^ Hamilton, Gerry (Feb 17, 2015). "QB Patterson commits to Ole Miss for 2016". ESPN. 
  6. ^ Sinor, Wesley (February 17, 2015). "Ole Miss lands commitment from 5-star quarterback Shea Patterson". Alabama Media Group. 
  7. ^ Johnson, Chris (February 17, 2015). "Five-star recruit Shea Patterson lifts Ole Miss' QB hopes". Sports Illustrator. 
  8. ^ Smith, James (July 13, 2015). "Ole Miss QB commit Shea Patterson leaving Calvary Baptist for IMG Academy". The Times-Picayune. 
  9. ^ "Shea Patterson, Mississippi QB". Scout Recruiting. 
  10. ^ "Shea Patterson". 
  11. ^ a b "Ole Miss Rebels: Shea Patterson". Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Texas A&M Vs. ole Miss Recap". Retrieved November 25, 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "Sports-References:Shea Patterson". Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  14. ^ "CFB stats: Shea Patterson". Retrieved January 3, 2017. 
  15. ^ "". ESPN. 

External links

  • Shea Patterson on Twitter
  • Ole Miss Rebels bio
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