Jaret Patterson grew up as a football fan in Washington and he signs a contract to play for them in the NFL
WASHINGTON – Jaret Patterson returns home to play for the team he grew up cheering for, the Washington football team.
“It’s unreal,” Patterson said. “It sounds like a movie. I grew up a fan of Washington.”
Patterson is from Glenn Dale, Maryland. He graduated from St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel, Maryland.
After the Washington NFL team signed Patterson as an undrafted free agent, he took to Twitter and posted his childhood photo of when he attended training camp in Washington. Football with the captain “Already written”.
Patterson says he grew up watching players like Clinton Portis, Chris Cooley and the late Sean Taylor as a Washington Football fan.
“All these legends who have played for the organization and now I play for this team. I went to the facility today and I have goosebumps,” said Patterson.
Jaret’s parents still live in the DMV area. Jaret says his mother may have been more excited about him joining the Washington Football team.
“Oh, my mom was excited,” Patterson said. “It means a lot. They can check me or I can check them.”
Patterson admitted that close family means you can always stop by to cook as a family.
“My mother’s or grandmother’s cooking is a must. When I was in Buffalo I didn’t have that family time so it’s really big, ”he added.
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At the University of Buffalo, Patterson tied a single-game NCAA record with eight rushing TDs against Kent State in a 70-41 victory. He declared himself for the NFL draft after his junior year.
Patterson’s name was not called out in the 2020 NFL Draft, but it was Washington’s Chase Young who helped persuade the coaches to sign Patterson.
“Chase vouched for me. He spoke to head coach Ron Rivera and the coaching staff. I’m ready to do this job and prove I’m right and Chase right because he’s right. vouched for me. “
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Patterson is listed at 5-6 and 195 pounds. Patterson says he’s always been overlooked and will use it as motivation to prove that he belongs not only to Washington but to the National Football League.
“I have always been the underdog,” Patterson said. “When my name wasn’t called in the NFL Draft my family was more upset. I told them, ‘I’ve been here before. I was told I wasn’t fast enough or that I was too small. This is nothing. new to me. I’m a grinder. I know the job I have to do. I have 100% confidence in myself that I will get there. I can’t wait to get there. put it to work and prove why I belong. ‘”