In our "Football Player Radar" Series we highlight promising football players that are flying below the radar.
Andre Patton was a standout WR for Rutgers University.
Q&A WITH ANDRE PATTON
Q: What is the fondest memory of your college career and/or semi-pro?
My fondest memory in my college career is when we (Rutgers) played maryland in the 2014-15 season my sophomore year. That game was a big game for me because going into the game my offensive coordinator, Ralph Friedgen told me that he needed me to step up because he seen the potential and he knew what I could do. That game was one of my biggest memories and also one of my best game that I had in my college career. Over 100 yards, about 8 catches and that game clinched us into a bowl game that we later went on and won in the 1st annual Quick Lane Bowl.
Q: Who was the toughest competitor you faced in college and/or semi-pro?
The toughest DB group that I have faced would be the DB’s from Michigan. Change of direction and competing on every play, i would say that was something that they did.
Q: What was your best game in college or semi-pro football?
Best game would definitely be The Maryland game my sophomore year. But my senior year there are good games that I feel like I had when you consider the little intangibles such as blocking, good route running and just being vocal and being a leader.
Q: What was your favorite NFL team growing up?
My favorite football team growing up was the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Q: Who was your favorite player?
My favorite player was/is Randy Moss.
Q: Which current NFL player most resembles you?
I think that I resemble Mike Evans and a DeAndre Hopkins.
Q: What would your former teammates say about you?
That I am a hard worker, i love what I do and that I also Love to have fun while I’m doing what I love.
Q: What are you presently doing as far as training?
Training everyday for my pro day. But once the pro day is over then i still will be training just about everyday wokring on my craft and progress physically and mentally so I can elevate my game to be able to help any organization out.
Q: What is your favorite combine drill (40, Shuttle, 3-Cone, Bench, Broad, Vert)?
My favorite drill is the 3-cone.
Q: Why do you believe you have been flying below the radar as a football player?
Because I do not have the stats that I do and I believe that some of the reason behind that is because in my 4 years in college I’ve had a new offensive coordinator and wide receiver coach every year. That's a new offense and different techniques that comes along with that and that can be tough for an offense.
Q: What do you want to do besides football?
I want to own my own business. Whether that a restaurant or even a family business. But most importantly I want to be able to give back.
Q: What do you like to do for fun?
I like to be with the family and my pets and being active. I love to bowl, golf, and do other activities that I enjoy.
Q: If you could have dinner with any three people, dead or alive, who would they be and why?
The three people that i would want to have dinner with are Michael Jordan, Jerry Rice and Lebron James. The reason why I choose these three are because they are all winner and they know what it takes on and off the field. They know how many hours and the amount time that has to be put into something that you love and want to be great doing. The mentality that you have to have in order to separate yourself from the rest, separate yourself from the average.
Follow Andre on Twitter: @dreezy10
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