Became the starting running back in 2017…rushed for 748 yards and seven touchdowns on 134 carries…named to the preseason Doak Walker Award watch list…started all but four games, missing time due to an injury…ran for 120 yards and one touchdown at Wake Forest…ran for the best three-game stretch of his career at Wake Forest, vs. No. 13 Miami and at Duke, posting 309 yards on 48 carries (6.44 YPC)…defied odds by returning quickly to the field at Clemson after injury, scoring a touchdown against the defending national champions…earned a season-best 155 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in the home finale against ULM…finished the season strong, rushing for 61 yards and a touchdown against Southern Mississippi in the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl.
Watch List: Doak Walker Award
Served as Dalvin Cook’s primary backup and appeared in all 13 games, finishing as the Seminoles’ No. 2 rusher with 350 yards and four touchdowns on 61 carries (5.7 ypc)…added four receptions for 21 yards…rushed for a season-best 124 yards and a touchdown on a season-high 20 carries at USF…part of a rushing attack that amassed an incredible 478 yards and six touchdowns on the ground against the Bulls – the second-most rushing yards in school history….Patrick’s performance against the Bulls was the second 100-yard rushing performance of his career (Syracuse, 2015)…totaled 79 yards on seven carries at No. 10 Louisville and had 10 carries for 50 yards at Syracuse…had a career-best 41-yard run against the Cardinals…nearly completed a halfback pass to tight end Ryan Izzo for a touchdown at NC State, but pass interference was called on the Wolfpack…scored a two-yard rushing touchdown on the next play to tie the game…scored versus No. 23 North Carolina (fumble recovery) and on a two-yard run in the home-opener against Charleston Southern…rushed five times for 26 yards versus CSU…had two rushes for 22 yards versus UNC.
Appeared in nine games making one start in his first collegiate season…tallied 314 rushing yards on 63 carries and five touchdowns…averaged 5.0 yards per carry…made the most of his first career start rushing for 162 yards on 24 carries and three touchdowns against Syracuse…his 162-yard rushing game ranked as the 10th most in a single game in the ACC…also recorded six catches for 62 yards including a long of 20 against the Orange…finished the game with 224 all-purpose yards in leading the Noles to a 45-21 victory over the Orange…joined Devonta Freeman (2011) and Dalvin Cook (2014) as the only true freshman running backs to start for FSU under head coach Jimbo Fisher…joined Freeman by rushing for at least 100 yards in his first start…finished with 54 yards on 12 carries against NC State…ran for 77 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns against Chattanooga…also made appearances at Florida and in the Peach Bowl against Houston…was recognized as one of FSU’s Top Newcomers of the Year on offense at the end of the year banquet.
Five-star recruit and Rivals’ No. 3 running back in the 2015 recruiting class…tabbed a four-star recruit and the nation’s No. 3 running back by ESPN…rated a four-star recruit and No. 4 running back in the nation and 10th best prospect in Florida by 247Sports…ranked the 14th-best player in Florida and No. 49 on the ESPN300…earned a four-star rating, the nation’s seventh-best running back distinction and No. 61 overall player by Scout…put up huge numbers during his high school career, totaling 2,576 yards on 276 carries and 32 touchdowns en route to Florida Gatorade Player of the Year honors as a senior at Timber Creek…totaled 7,922 rushing yards and 103 touchdowns in his prep career…8A All-State First Team selection in 2013 and 2014…2014 American Family Insurance All-USA Football Second Team and All-Florida Football First Team…American Family Insurance Florida Offensive Player of the Year in 2014…played in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game, rushing for 13 yards on four carries…picked FSU over offers from Ohio State, Texas A&M and Alabama among others…born January 7, 1997…majoring in social science.