Sean Patterson Draft Diary
QB / Duquesne / Sr.

Updated - 10-4-12

By: Sean Patterson



Two more games to go in my college career. It seems like just yesterday that I was a lost freshman on campus trying to figure out where to go. It's crazy to think that tomorrow will be my last time playing on my home field. It's an opportunity that I have enjoyed and felt blessed to take part in as only so many kids nationwide get to do so on Saturdays. It is also something that I will not look back upon with regret. I know that every Saturday I go out there and lay it on the line for my team and have a ton of fun while doing it. Tomorrow is just one more opportunity to go out and enjoy playing the game I love. Since my last post, we have had some ups and downs as a team, falling behind in games and running out of time in the end. We have lost some close games, but haven't faltered in our efforts to get better as a team. I have had some good individual performances, I was a player of the week against Sacred Heart a few weeks ago, accumulating five tds and almost 300 yards of offense. I would have gladly traded everything for some wins in those close games. We are 5-4, but honestly 3 or 4 plays away from being 8-1. However, we are where we are and we can't change that. With that being said, we have the two best teams in our conference remaining on the schedule. My career speaks for itself, but I want to go out on what I pride myself in and that is winning. These next two weeks are an opportunity for our football team to prove that we can overcome adversity and defeat and achieve success in the end.


Draft Entry #2 Two weeks have passed since my last entry, looking back on the Bryant game it was a great experience and tough challenge going on the road against a tough Bryant team. We were able to rally late and come out of there with a victory. A week ago, we found ourselves in a similar situation down 8 with 9 to go against a much improved St. Francis team who always gets up to play us.

We were able to get the win both weeks to improve to 4-1(2-0). In those two games we never seemed to lose our composure as an offense. That seems to be when I am at my best and enjoying leading these guys when the game is on the line. In the last three years we have been in that situation numerous times and 10 times we have come from behind in the fourth quarter to get wins. Our offense, which prior to the season hadn't had much work together, is meshing well and ready to take flight.

This past week I was able to pass former coach Dave Loya and move into #3 all time in school’s history in completions. Dave is a great guy and to even be in the same category as him is an honor. This week we have a much needed bye week in which we will rest up and have more time to prepare for a CCSU team that has already faced 3 top 25 opponents. On the bye weekend, I’ll be flying home to Texas to watch my brother play varsity football for the first time. Check him out on youtube Shea Patterson class of 2016. The kid is the real deal, throwing it all over thefield against 18 and 19 year olds at the age of 15. When I get back to the Burgh, it's time to finish gearing up for the Blue Devils...Go Dukes!



Matchup: Duquesne (2-1) vs. Bryant (0-3)
Location: Smithfield, Rhode Island

Just got off the practice field in RI, finishing up some final adjustments for the game tomorrow.  A little easier travel day today, chartered flights are a little faster than the long bus rides.  We are coming off solid performances against Dayton (W 17-7) and Valparaiso (W 45-17) and are looking to build off of those wins this week.  Don’t let their record fool you, Bryant is a tough team with a great running back so it should be a good match-up, one we are looking forward to.  Starting conference play on the road is a time when veterans need to step up and lead the way.   We are excited to kickoff NEC play, conference play is where it counts.  I love playing on the road at other teams’ homecomings, such a fun and exciting atmosphere!

Let the festivities begin! GO Dukes!


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