CAREER HONORS 2014 --First Team Academic All-Big 12
A walk-on place kicker who has handled a majority of the kickoff duties over the last two years... Will look to continue to handle kickoffs while competing for placements as well.
2014 (Click Here for Game-by-Game Statistics): Appeared in all 13 games, serving as the primary kickoff man... Averaged 61.8 yards on his 83 kickoffs, including 25 touchbacks... Had a banner day against Kansas, setting new career highs in average (64.8) and touchbacks (7), while tying his career high in kickoffs with 10... Also kicked off 10 times against Stephen F. Austin... Had four touchbacks against Oklahoma State and three apiece against Stephen F. Austin and Texas... Earned First Team Academic All-Big 12 honors. 2013 (Click Here for Game-by-Game Statistics): Played in nine games, handling kickoff duties for a majority of the season while also connecting on 3-of-5 field goals and all 12 extra points... Made a field goal in each of the final three contests, while he was 4-of-4 on extra points during those games... Had five touchbacks on eight kickoffs against both Texas Tech and TCU.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played three seasons at Rock Bridge under head coach A.J. Ofodile... Was named an all-district and all-area kicker... Connected on all eight field goals during his senior season, including a long of 47 yards... Prepped with current K-State wide receiver Zach Reuter.
PERSONAL: Ian Patterson was born January 17, 1994, in Lexington, Kentucky... Son of David Patterson and Mary Palffy... Father, David, is a professor of animal science at the University of Missouri and earned his Ph.D. from Kansas State... Has one sibling, Dolan... Majoring food science and industry.