A walk-on place kicker who handled kickoff duties during the latter half of the 2013 season and also was the primary place kicker in the final three contests... Will continue to push for starting duties in both areas.
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.
PERSONAL: Ian Patterson was born January 17, 1994, in Lexington, Ky... 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 in athletic training with the hopes of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.