Height: 6'4"
Weight: 236lbs.
Class: Senior
City/State: Winnfield, La.
High School: Winnfield HS
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Experience: 1 Letter


Made the complete transition from defensive end to inside linebacker in the spring under defensive coordinator Dave Aranda ... Veteran team member who provides great depth along the front seven.

Did not compete as a junior but continued to provide depth in the transition from defensive end to linebacker.

Did not compete as a sophomore but provided great depth and trained at both linebacker and defensive end.

Saw action in three games at defensive end ... Recorded one tackle against New Mexico State ... Played against New Mexico State, Sam Houston State and University of Louisiana Monroe.

Redshirted as a true freshman in 2013.

A skilled pass rushing defensive end who was one of LSU's first commitments in the Class of 2013 ... Honored by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as a two-time all-state and all-district performer during his prep career at Winnfield Senior High School ... Earned first-team Class 2A all-state honors as a senior in 2012 while making 69 tackles and nine sacks along with two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries on the year ... Guided Winnfield Senior High School to a 10-2 mark and a berth in the second round of the Class 2A state playoffs in 2012 ... A consensus three-star prospect by all major recruiting websites ... Recorded 75 tackles with 10 sacks and two interceptions returned for touchdowns en route to an honorable mention all-state selection during his junior season in 2011 ... Led Winnfield to the 2011 Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 2A State Championship Game with a 14-1 mark ... Winnfield suffered its only defeat of the 2011 season to John Curtis in the 2A state title game in the Superdome ... Earned back-to-back first-team All-District 3-2A honors in 2011 and 2012 ... Also a two-time All-CENLA selection by the Alexandria Town Talk ... The 19th-ranked weak side defensive end recruit nationally and 15th-ranked prospect in the state of Louisiana for the 2013 recruiting season by Rivals.com ... Tabbed the No. 20 weak side defensive end in the country and No. 18 player in Louisiana for 2013 by 247Sports ... Coached at Winnfield High School by Andy Pyles.

Born on Nov. 2, 1994 ... Parents are Kim Vincent and Michael Patterson Sr.... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

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