Athletic Hall of Fame

Gary Patton

Gary Patton

Sport(s): Football

Graduating Class: 1984

Induction Class: 2009

Earned four varsity letters from 1984-87...Three-time All-Mid-American Conference selection...All-MAC first-team pick in 1986 and 1987...Associated Press All-American selection in 1986...Team's Most Valuable Offensive Player in 1986 and Co-Most Valuable in 1987...MVP of the California Bowl in 1987...Only player in school history to lead the team in a category for four years, topping the squad in rushing and all-purpose yards four times each...Career leader in touchdowns (31), all-purpose yards (5,533), rushing attempts (702), and rushing yards (3,497) and third in career scoring (186)...The last of six players to score four touchdowns in a game...One of three players to have back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons...Drafted in the 7th round of the NFL Draft in 1988 by the New York Jets.

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