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Joe Patrick
Joe Patrick

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Ashley, Mich.

High School:
Ithaca

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 307

Position:
OG

Birthdate:
05/20/1980

Experience:
2L


Enters preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at right guard, behind William Whitticker . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 12 games in 2001, including five starts at left guard and one at right guard . . . saw action at guard in nine games, grading out over 90 percent five times . . . also recorded 39 pancakes . . . posted a 94 percent grade and four knockdowns vs. Missouri in the regular-season finale . . . graded 94 percent vs. Michigan, including six pancakes . . . produced his top grades in back-to-back games vs. Minnesota and Wisconsin, scoring 95 percent in each game . . . registered a career-best 10 knockdowns vs. Wisconsin while playing a career-high 30 minutes . . . graded 91 percent, with eight pancakes, vs. Northwestern . . . played 165 minutes in 2001 . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in all 11 games in 2000, primarily on the field-goal and PAT units . . . also played in five games (13 minutes) at left guard while working behind veteran Dave Sucura . . . produced an average score of 94 percent and totaled four pancakes . . . played five minutes in the 2000 season opener vs. Marshall in his longest stint of the season . . . 1999 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to PrepStar?s, SuperPrep?s, The National Recruiting Advisor?s and Midwest Football Recruiting News All-America Teams . . . ranked among the Midwest?s top 20 players by SuperPrep (No. 19) . . . rated among the nation?s top 30 offensive linemen by SuperPrep (No. 29) . . . ranked as the state?s fourth-best prospect by both The Detroit News and Lansing State Journal . . . three-year starter at offensive and defensive tackle for Coach Jim Ahern at Ithaca (Mich.) High School . . . two-time all-state selection . . . recorded 114 tackles (48 solos, 66 assists) as a senior while helping Ithaca advance to the Class CC regional finals . . . averaged 16 points and 12 rebounds for Ithaca?s basketball team in 1997-98 . . . also a member of the school?s track team, participating in the shot put and discus . . . began his prep career at Fulton High School in Middleton, Mich., before transferring to Ithaca . . . graduated from high school with a 3.2 grade-point average . . . runs 5.2 in the 40 . . . born May 20, 1980 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary social science ? human resource.

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