Solomon Patton Jr.

Biography

Position: Wide Receivers

Patton attended Murphy High School in Mobile, Alabama, where he played football and ran track. As a sophomore, he hauled in 66 receptions for 950 yards and nine touchdowns. As a junior in 2008, he was named to the ASWA All-State 6A first-team after recording 845 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. In his final year, he had 30 rushes for 371 yards and three touchdowns and caught 71 passes for 891 yards and seven touchdowns. He also averaged 38.8 yards on five kickoff returns. Following his senior season, he was invited to play in the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Game.

Patton was also a track & field star at Murphy. At the 2008 AHSAA 4A-6A Championship, he recorded a personal-best time of 10.67 seconds in the 100-meter dash on his way to a first-place finish.  As a senior, he participated in the long jump and posted a leap of 6.58 meters (21'6") at the McT Jump-N-Throw. He also ran the 200-meter dash in 21.64 seconds at the Mobile Challenge Invitational, placing third.

Regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Patton was rated a four-star prospect and the No. 36 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com.

Patton attended the University of Florida, where he played for coach Urban Meyer and coach Will Muschamp's Florida Gators football teams from 2010 to 2013. During his four-year college career he played in 43 games for the Gators, started eight of them, recording 52 receptions for 635 yards and six touchdowns. He also was a return specialist and set the team record for highest kick-return average in a season with 29.2.

After college, Patton played in the NFL for two seasons with the Buccaneers, Cardinals and Broncos. He also played one season in the CFL for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Playing Career

  • University of Florida (2010-2013)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2014)
  • Arizona Cardinals (2014)
  • Denver Broncos (2015)
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2016)

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