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Name: Clay Patterson (Transfer from Yale)
College: Illinois     Number: 97
Height: 6-2   Weight: 290
Position: DT  Pos2: DE
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2025

40 Low: 4.87
   40 Time: 4.98
  40 High: 5.08

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Height: 6021
Weight: 290

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 Data Scout Notes: 2023: 12-05-23 Transfer from Yale...2022: PBBuchanan/P2ndFCSAA/P1stPSDS/PDPOYPSDS...2021: 1stC



 Clay Patterson, Illinois, Player News

  08/12/22 - DT Clay PattersonrSr/2025, Illinois, 6-2, 290 (DS#999 DT) + More +

  2022 PRESEASON STATS PERFORM FCS SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: DL - Clay Patterson, 6-3, 267, junior, Yale,...Last fall, Patterson garnered Associated Press Third Team All-America and HERO Sports Sophomore All-America Team honors after leading the Ivy League with 11.5 sacks and ranking fourth nationally with 1.15 sacks per game. Patterson totaled 13.0 tackles for loss, which ranked second in the league, and finished his 2021 campaign with 44 tackles, an interception and a blocked kick. - Yale Football

(DS#999 DT) rSr/2025 DT Clay PattersonIllinois
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  08/09/22 - DT Clay PattersonrSr/2025, Illinois, 6-2, 290 (DS#999 DT) + More +

  2022 PHIL STEELE/DRAFT SCOUT IVY LEAGUE PRESEASON DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: DE Clay Patterson, Yale, Jr.,...Patterson garnered Associated Press Third Team All-America and HERO Sports Sophomore All-America Team honors after leading the Ivy League with 11.5 sacks and ranking fourth nationally with 1.15 sacks per game in 2021. Patterson totaled 13.0 tackles for loss, which ranked second in the league, and finished his 2021 campaign with 44 tackles, an interception and a blocked kick. - Yale Football

(DS#999 DT) rSr/2025 DT Clay PattersonIllinois
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  08/09/22 - DT Clay PattersonrSr/2025, Illinois, 6-2, 290 (DS#999 DT) + More +

  2022 PRESEASON PHIL STEELE/DRAFT SCOUT IVY LEAGUE FIRST TEAM: Clay Patterson, Yale, Jr.,...Selected by the Associated Press (AP) as a Third Team All-American in 2021...Recognized by HERO Sports on its Sophomore All-America Team...Awarded All-Ivy First Team honors - one of just two second-year players to earn the recognition...Named to the watch list for the 2021 Buck Buchanan Award, presented annually to the national defensive player of the year...Led the Bulldogs and the conference in sacks (11.5) and ranked second nationally with 1.15 sacks per game. - Yale Football

(DS#999 DT) rSr/2025 DT Clay PattersonIllinois
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  08/07/22 - DT Clay PattersonrSr/2025, Illinois, 6-2, 290 (DS#999 DT) + More +

  2022 PRESEASON BUCK BUCHANAN AWARD WATCH LIST: DL Clay Patterson, Yale, Jr., 6-3, 267,...Last fall, Patterson garnered Associated Press Third Team All-America and HERO Sports Sophomore All-America Team honors after leading the Ivy League with 11.5 sacks and ranking fourth nationally with 1.15 sacks per game. Patterson totaled 13.0 tackles for loss, which ranked second in the league, and finished his 2021 campaign with 44 tackles, an interception and a blocked kick. - Yale Football

(DS#999 DT) rSr/2025 DT Clay PattersonIllinois
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  02/28/22 - DT Clay PattersonrSr/2025, Illinois, 6-2, 290 (DS#999 DT) + More +

  2021 FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY LEAGUE (COACHES): Clay Patterson, Yale (So., DL - Frisco, Texas),...Sophomore Clay Patterson adds to his award closet as one of just two second-year players to earn All-Ivy First Team honors. Patterson led the Bulldogs and the Ivy League with 11.5 sacks which ranks him second nationally with 1.15 sacks per game. - Yale Football

(DS#999 DT) rSr/2025 DT Clay PattersonIllinois
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