Athlete of the Week: Joshua Patterson


Ashlynn McKinney

Joshua Patterson

Name: Joshua Patterson

Sport: Football

Grade: Senior


Tyrone’s Coach Franco said, “They were two of our leading tacklers this year and three-year starters at both linebacker and special teams. They both play an aggressive attacking game that epitomizes what and how you play defensive football. They are both outstanding leaders and great role models for our younger players. They have been both a pleasure and a privilege to have coached!”

Eagle Eye: How did you first get involved in this sport?

JP: “I started playing when I was 8 and loved it ever since.”

EE: What other sport(s) or activities are you involved in?

JP: “Baseball.”

EE: Favorite sports team?

JP: “Pittsburgh Steelers”

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

JP: “Kent Murphy”

EE: Who do you admire the most? Why?

JP: “My parents because they push me to be the best I can.”

EE: Favorite band/musician?

JP: “Brandon Chirdon”

EE: Favorite movie?

JP: “American Pie”

EE: Favorite food?

JP: “Hot Wings”

EE: What advice would you give to younger athletes?

JP: “Push yourself to be the best you can and never give up on your goals.”

EE: What are your future goals?

JP: “To attend Penn State Altoona.”