On this episode of Talking Buffalo Podcast, Patrick Moran has a chat with University at Buffalo star running back Jaret Patterson on a variety of topics spanning his life and football career to this point.
Jaret talks about growing up as an active child along with his twin brother James in Maryland. He began playing football at seven years old and knew pretty early on that wanted to be a running back. He became a star player at St. Vincent Pallotti high school, running for over 2,000 yards as a senior but despite his talent and success Jaret wasn’t recruited like a blue-chip prospect. Jaret talks about the recruiting process and why he chose the University at Buffalo over Kent State.
He also talks about the adjustment of going from Maryland to Buffalo for college and what it’s meant to do it with his twin brother, who’s been a star player himself since being a youngster.
On the field Jaret Patterson made an instant impact at UB, rushing for more than 1,000 yards and winning MAC Freshman of the Year honors. In 2019 as a sophomore Patterson shattered the school record book, rushing for 1,799 yards and 23 touchdowns. He came into this season on several Heisman and Doak Walker watch lists and through three games in 2020 it’s evident why—highlighted by a school-record 301 rushing yards (along with four touchdowns) last week in a victory over Bowling Green.
Jaret also discusses his experience of playing in the Bahamas last year, his team and individual goals, his dream of playing in the NFL someday, favorite wing spots in Buffalo and a Fun Fact Finale highlighting tons of Jaret’s favorite things.
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