Avery Patterson: This Cal Game is Different
Free safety Avery Patterson stormed onto the scene last season after John Boyett went down with a knee injury in the opening week of the Ducks Fiesta Bowl winning season. A converted cornerback, Patterson became beneficiary of turnovers four consecutive weeks and returned interceptions for touchdowns back-to-back Saturdays. It was only until during the Cal game when Patterson felt his knee give, ending his season with a torn ACL. Now, just 10 months later, Patterson is back on the field, competing at a high level.
So, what was that experience like? Who did he find comfort and solace in during that hard time? And how difficult was it to learn how to walk again after flying around a football field so effortlessly? Patterson talks one on one with CSN about why Cal week is different than any other.