Former Pallotti star ready following breakout junior campaign


After an impressive stint at the University of Buffalo, former St. Vincent Pallotti High star Jaret Patterson is ready for the NFL. Patterson recently announced via Twitter he’s forgoing his senior season and entering the NFL Draft.

Patterson rushed for 1,072 yards this past season, including a 409-yard and eight touchdown performance against Kent State. The 409 yard showing was the second-best single-game performance in FBS history and two-game total of 710 rushing yards is most in FBS history.

Patterson, the Mid-American Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2020, rushed for 3,884 yards and 52 touchdowns in three seasons. He was selected third-team on the Associated Press All-American Team.

Patterson is the first former area player selected to the AP All-American Team since former Gilman School star Micah Kiser (Virginia) was a third-team pick in 2017. Kiser is a starting linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams.

Patterson led Pallotti to MIAA football titles in 2016 (B) and 2014 (C).