|Hometown:||Polk City, Fla.|
|Last School:||State College of Florida|
Before USC Upstate: Served as the catcher for two seasons at the State College of Florida… Earned First-Team All-Conference honors as a sophomore after batting .308 with 30 runs and 27 RBI… Committed just three errors in the field and finished with a .994 fielding percentage, a new program record… As a rookie he finished with a .293 average, 15 runs and 13 RBI… Squad won the 2010 Florida Junior College State Championship.
High School: Was a four-year letterwinner at Auburndale High School in Auburndale, Fla… As a senior posted a .433 batting average and earned the Silver Slugger award… Earned All-County honors and competed in the County All-Star Game… Led squad to first district championship in 10 years… Earned team’s Offensive Player of the Year award as a junior.
Personal: Born on May 27, 1991 in Winter Haven, Fla… Son of Nancy Patterson… Has one brother… An interdisciplinary studies major… Favorite food is steak… Favorite season is winter… Favorite actor is Denzel Washington… Favorite TV show is “Two and a Half Men”… Favorite sports figure is Chipper Jones… Hero growing up was his grandfather… Lists grandfather, mother and brother as people he most admires… Hobbies include hunting and fishing… Aspires to be a fishing guide… Brother, Brian, played baseball at Lake City Community College.