Ta'amu First Ole Miss QB to Throw For 750 Yards in Two Straight SEC Games
2017: Started the first seven games of the year ... Tore his right PCL vs. LSU (10/21/17) and missed the remainder of the 2017 season ... Completed 166-of-260 passes for 2,259 yards and 17 TDs ... vs. South Alabama (9/2/17): Threw for 429 yards and four touchdowns ... Joined Eli Manning as the only two Rebel QBs wth two 70-plus yard TD passes in the same game ... At the time, yardage was the third most in school history behind only Kelly and Archie Manning ... vs. UT Martin (9/9/17): Threw for a school-record 489 yards and a career-best five TDs, breaking Chad Kelly's previous school record of 465 set last season against Auburn ... Finished one TD shy of Eli Manning's school record six TD passes set against Arkansas in 2001 ... Completed 32 of 43 attempts (74.4 pct) to nine different receivers ... 489 yards is the 13th-most in SEC history just behind Tim Couch and Peyton Manning, who each threw for 492 yards ... Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week following his week 2 performance ... at Cal (9/16/17): Threw for 363 yards including TD strikes of 71 and 72 yards ... Marked the second game in his career with two 70-plus yard TD passes, becoming only the second player in school history to do so ... at No. 1 Alabama (9/30/17): Threw for 165 yards off 14 completions ... at No. 12 Auburn (10/7/17): Set career highs in completions and attempts going 34-for-51 with 346 yards and two TDs ... vs. Vandy (10/14/17): Threw for 351 yards and four touchdowns, his third time this season throwing for four or more, which ties Eli Manning's school record ... Also scored the first rushing TD of his career ... On preseason watch lists for Maxwell Award (Top College Player) and Davey O'Brien Award (Top QB).
Spring 2017: Went 21-for-30 for 341 yards and two TDs in the Grove Bowl.
2016: Played in and started the last three games of the season, taking over after Chad Kelly was deemed out for the year with a torn ACL ... Sixth true freshman to start at QB in Ole Miss history and the first to start three games ... Averaged 293.3 passing ypg in his three games, totaling 880 yards and six TDs on 72 of 132 passing ... Also rushed for 169 yards on 41 carries ... Earned first letter ... at #8 Texas A&M (11/12/16): Made his Rebel debut as the starting QB and set Ole Miss freshman QB records with 338 passing yards and 402 total yards, while engineering a 23-point fourth quarter in leading the Rebels to a 29-28 come-from-behind win ... Completed 25 of 42 passes with two TDs and one INT, while rushing for 64 yards on 15 attempts ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week ... at Vanderbilt (11/19/16): Completed 20 of 42 passes for 222 yards with two TDs and no INTs, and rushed 13 times for 32 yards ... vs. Mississippi State (11/26/16): Was 27 of 48 for 320 passing yards with two TDs and two INTs, while rushing for 73 yards on 13 carries ... Early enrollee out of high school ... Member of the 2016 signing class.
HIGH SCHOOL: A U.S. Army and USA Today All-America selection … Ranked the No. 1 QB of the 2016 recruiting class and a 5-star recruit by Rivals.com, 247Sports.com and Scout.com … Listed as the No. 3 overall recruit by Rivals.com, No. 3 by 247Sports.com, No. 4 by Scout.com and No. 15 by ESPN.com … Named the MVP of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl after completing 6-of-9 passes for 90 yards and two TDs and leading the West to a 37-9 victory over the East … Named the MVP of the Elite 11 QB competition … Led IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) to its first undefeated season in school history as a senior … Was a team captain and named the Offensive Player of the Year at IMG … Named first team All-State by USA Today … Threw for 1,533 yards and 18 TDs as a senior … Led Calvary Baptist (Shreveport, La.) to back-to-back Louisiana Division III state championships during his sophomore and junior seasons … Threw for 2,428 yards and 38 TDs as a junior and 2,655 yards and 34 TDs as a sophomore … Named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-State QB after each season … Coached in high school by Kevin Wright ... Also played basketball and baseball in high school.
PERSONAL: Son of Sean and Karen Patterson ... Full name is Shea Christopher Patterson ... Born: Jan. 17, 1997 ... Grandfather, George Patterson, played for the NBA’s Detroit Pistons ... Older brother, Sean, is a senior player personnel analyst on the Ole Miss football staff ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts ... Made U.M.A.A. Honor Roll for Spring 2016 ... SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2016 ... NFF Freshman Scholar-Athlete ... Member of the SEC Football Student-Athlete Leadership Council ... 3.02 GPA.
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