Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2005, 2006)
Chris Patrick emerged on the Husker offensive line late in the 2005 season and played a key role in a season-ending three-game winning streak. Patrick started the final two games at left tackle, aiding Nebraska to wins over Colorado and Michigan. He backed that performance up with an outstanding spring session where he continued to show the necessary tenacity to man the left tackle position. Patrick will enter the fall as a leading candidate to return to that position, and has the versatility to play either tackle spot.
The former defensive end was listed as a top backup at right offensive guard heading into 2005 fall camp, but did not see action during any of the Huskers’ first nine games. He then backed up both tackle spots against Kansas State, before moving into the lineup in the final two games. Patrick came to Nebraska in 2003 as a highly touted defensive end, but moved to offense in the spring of 2004 and spent his first year adjusting to his new position, playing in just one game.
2004 (Redshirt Freshman)
Before Nebraska (Ithaca HS)
Patrick was named to the Detroit News and Saginaw News Dream Teams, earned first-team AP all-state honors and was the Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun’s area Defensive Player of the Year. He had 95 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and eight sacks as a junior for an 11-1 squad, earning honorable-mention all-state honors. He also had five receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns as a tight end in 2001.
A three-year starter as a basketball center, Patrick averaged nearly 12 points and 13 rebounds for Ithaca’s district title team in 2003. A two-time all-league and all-area pick, Patrick pulled down a school-record 275 rebounds. He also lettered two years in track. Patrick chose Nebraska over Purdue.