Cordarrelle Patterson is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee. In 2013, Patterson set the NFL record for longest kick return with 109 yards, the longest possible.
About Cordarrelle Patterson in brief
Cordarrelle Patterson (born March 17, 1991) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee. In a game against the Green Bay Packers in 2013, Patterson set the NFL record for longest kick return with 109 yards, the longest possible. He is considered one of the greatest return specialists in NFL history. Patterson also plays as a running back, averaging 7. 6 yards a carry. He holds more than a dozen records at Hutchinson C. C., including career receiving yards, career receptions, career receiving touchdowns, career total touchdowns and career kickoff return average. He also competed in track & field, and recorded a collegiate-best jump of 6. 85 meters at the Southwestern Invitational Championships. Patterson was a highly touted recruit in 2012 coming out of Hutchinson Community College. He ultimately chose to attend the University of Tennessee over LSU, Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss, and others. He made an immediate impact with his athletic ability and offensive versatility. Primarily used as a wide receiver, he also excelled as a return specialist and all-purpose running back. In the 2012 season, he scored at least one touchdown by return, punt return, kick return, rush, and punt return with 10 total touchdowns in 12 games.
In 2013, he had four receptions for 88 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown in the regular season finale against the Kentucky Wildcats. He had a limited role in the 47–26 victory over the Akron Zips on September 29, but had nine receptions for 219 receptions and a rushing touchdown in a 55–48 shootout loss to the Georgia Bulldogs. In 2014, he played in the 37–17 victory over Tennessee’s disappointing 5–17 loss to Vanderbilt, and had an 81-yard punt return for a touchdown for a 41-18 loss to Tennessee. He has been named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the past two seasons. In 2011, he was named the 2011 Jayhawk Conference Offensive Player of the Year after catching 61 passes for 924 yards and 15 touchdowns, carrying the ball 32 times for 379 yards and six touchdowns and averaging 48. 2 yards on 10 kickoff returns with three more scores. As a freshman, he totaled 645 yards on 21 combined kickoff and punt returns with 3 touchdowns, and also recorded 52 receptions for 908 yards and nine touchdowns. He spent part of 2009 beginning a post-graduate year at North Carolina Tech Preparatory Christian Academy, but did not play football. In May 16, the Levelland Meet saw Patterson part of a 4×100-meter relay team that timed 40. 32. At the Lawrence Meet, he helped the sprint medley 1,600-meter unit time in at 3: 28. 50. He was also a three-year letterman inTrack & field at Northwestern High School.