On December 23, 1999, Jaret Patterson, a running back for the National Football League’s Washington Commanders, was born. After playing collegiate football at Buffalo, he joined Washington in 2021 as an undrafted free agent.
Patterson and Howard Griffith both hold the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision record for most rushing touchdowns in a single game with eight.
Patterson played football with future NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and Washington Commander’s teammate Chase Young at St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel, Maryland.
In the fall of 2017, Patterson and his brother gray shirted before joining the team full-time for the 2018 spring season.
2018 saw Patterson have 1,013 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground in his rookie campaign. On May 3, 2021, Patterson signed a contract with the Washington Football Team after going undrafted in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Ron Rivera, the head coach for the 2021 preseason, praised Patterson for his performance. In the end, he was chosen for the team’s final roster over seasoned running back Peyton Barber.
Patterson was released by the Commanders on August 30, 2022, and was added to the practice squad the following day.On Tuesday, the NFL’s deadline for teams to finalize their 53-man rosters, the Washington Commanders revealed their final round of roster cuts. Patterson, a former University at Buffalo running back, was one of 25 players released by the Commanders.