Cordarrelle Patterson is one of the most exciting players to ever wear a Tennessee Vols uniform.
Patterson only spent one season on Rocky Top, but it was an incredibly exciting season. Every time the Rock Hill, SC native touched the ball, he was a threat to score.
That’s part of the reason why Patterson was a first-round draft pick by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Unfortunately, Patterson’s NFL career hasn’t quite played out as expected. But it’s still been a fruitful career for the former Vol.
In fact, Patterson can actually set an all-time NFL record in 2022.
Cordarrelle Patterson with the 104 yard kickoff return TD.— Trey Wallace (@TreyWallace_) November 17, 2020
He’s now tied for the most in NFL history pic.twitter.com/SoP7LLeRJb
Patterson, who re-signed with the Atlanta Falcons earlier this offseason, is currently in a three-way with Josh Cribbs and Leon Washington for the most kickoff returns for a touchdown (eight) in NFL history.
The former Tennessee standout has spent nine seasons in the NFL. He’s only gone three of those seasons without a kickoff return for a touchdown. And he’s never had back-to-back seasons without a kickoff return for a touchdown.
Considering Patterson didn’t have a kickoff return for a touchdown last season, I’d say odds are pretty high that he’ll break the record in 2022.
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