Athlete of the Week: Nathaniel Patterson


Ellie Oakes

Nathaniel Patterson

Name: Nathaniel 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?

NP: “I always enjoyed watching football growing up so I asked my parents if I could play so they signed me up.”

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

NP: “Baseball.”

EE: Favorite sports team?

NP: “Steelers and Penn State”

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

NP: “Jack Lambert”

EE: Who do you admire the most? Why?

NP: “My parents for always being there for me throughout my football career.”

EE: Favorite band/musician?

NP: “50 Cent”

EE: Favorite movie?

NP: “Step Brothers”

EE: Favorite food?

NP: “Hot Wings”

EE: What advice would you give to younger athletes?

NP: “Work as hard as you can and don’t take time for granted because time flies by.”

EE: What are your future goals?

NP: “To attend Penn State Altoona but I am currently undecided.”