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Ben Patrick biography

Date of birth : 1984-08-23
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Savannah, Georgia
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-29
Credited as : Football player NFL, tight end for the Arizona Cradinals, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Ben Patrick is a tight end for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cardinals in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Pro Career:
Selected in the seventh round (215th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft, Patrick was released following training camp on 9/2/07. Was signed to the practice squad on 9/4/07 and promoted to the 53-man roster on 10/29/07. Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals as an exclusive rights free agent on 3/31/09.

2009: After being suspended for the first four games of the ’09 season, appeared in nine games (seven starts) during the regular season and started both postseason games for the Cardinals … in first game back, had one reception for 10 yards @ Sea (10/18) … totaled 18 yards on two receptions with one TD vs. Car (11/1) … registered one TD reception @ Chi (11/8); marked first time in his career he recorded a TD in back-to-back games; including his TD reception in Super Bowl XLIII, registered a TD in three of his last five games played … inactive (knee) vs. Sea (11/15) … with Arizona on its own five-yard line in the fourth quarter, hauled in a 23-yard reception @ Ten (11/29); with 107 receiving yards in four games, surpassed old career-high of 104 (set in 10 games in 2008) … registered two receptions for a career-high 32 yards, including a career-long 28-yard reception that put Arizona on the Lions one-yard line @ Det (12/20); surpassed old career-high (11) with 12 receptions on the season … inactive (head) for the final two games of the regular season … recorded first career postseason start and totaled 42 yards on three receptions in the Wild Card matchup vs. GB (1/10/10) … registered second consecutive postseason start @ NO (1/16/10).

2008: Started three of 10 games played and saw action in three of four playoff games despite battling injuries throughout the year ... recorded career-highs with four receptions for 30 yards vs. Mia (9/14) ... started second straight game and hauled in two passes vs. Buf (10/5); injured knee in third quarter but returned to the game ... inactive (knee) for the next five games … hauled in a 17-yard reception in the season finale vs. Sea (12/28) ... made playoff debut against home state team and recorded one reception for eight yards vs. Atl (1/3/09) ... only reception came on a two-point conversion to put the Cardinals up by seven with 2:53 to play in the NFC Championship Game vs. Phi (1/18/09) ... recorded first TD of the 2008 season and third of career in the second quarter vs. Pit (2/1/09) in Super Bowl XLIII.

2007: Started three of eight games played and recorded seven receptions for 73 yards and two TDs in his rookie campaign … signed to the active roster on 10/29 and saw first career action vs. Det (11/11) … registered first career reception and TD vs. SF (11/25); finished with two catches for 19 yards including a two-yard TD from Tim Rattay on fourth down to give Arizona the lead in the fourth quarter … started for the injured Leonard Pope and registered two receptions for 17 yards with one TD @ NO (12/16) … hauled in a career-long 21-yard reception vs. Atl (12/23).

College:
After playing three seasons at Duke, where he appeared in 31 games (15 starts) with 79 catches for 781 yards and two TDs, transferred to the University of Delaware for his final college season in 2006 … QB at Delaware was current Ravens starter Joe Flacco … went on to lead Division I-AA TEs in receiving with 64 catches for 639 yards and six TDs and was named a first-team All-American … was an All-Atlantic Ten Conference first-team pick, led all Division 1-AA TEs in receptions (5.8 rpg, 16th overall) and yardage (58.1) per game … broke the school single-season record for TEs and became only the second TE in school history to lead the team as he caught 64 passes for 639 yards (10.0 avg) and six TDs … his 64 receptions broke the school TE record and also ranks fourth overall on Delaware’s single season record list … in his final season at Duke, was named team captain and started eight of 10 games, leading the Blue Devils for the second consecutive season with 30 receptions for 252 yards (8.4 avg.) … was nominated for the John Mackey Award, given to the top TE in college football … as a sophomore, saw action in 11 games, including six starts.

Personal:
Full name Ben Patrick … attended Jenkins (Savannah, GA) High School where he was one of the nation’s top-rated TEs … the Georgia High School Coaches Association named him the Southeast Georgia Player of the Year in 2001, as he also garnered all-city and All-Southeast Region accolades from Super Prep … the team’s Most Valuable Player competed as a quarterback, tight end, linebacker and punter in 2001 … led the team in passing yards, receptions and tackles that season … also lettered in baseball and basketball.

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