One-on-One with: Daymond Patterson

Sept. 8, 2010

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While Kansas football dropped its season-opener to North Dakota State Saturday, junior wide receiver Daymond Patterson enjoyed a stellar game individually. The junior from Mesquite, Texas ran for 63 yards and caught four passes for 66 yards. caught up with the rising junior.

On team attitude after first loss:

“The attitude is we are just ready to come back ready to get better. Nobody is really down. Everybody is just looking to improve because we know we let one get away. So we are just looking to fix up the areas that we messed up on in the game and just improve on those.”

On his reverse:

“Oh yeah, it was really exciting. Anytime you get the ball and are able to do things in the open field, get the ball in your hands, in big games, it’s always fun to do, especially on the offensive side of the ball. That’s what I really liked about it. “

On best hands on the team:

“I don’t know. It’s a day-to-day thing. Nobody really drops a lot of passes, that’s what we really pride ourselves on throughout practice. In the game (against North Dakota State), we dropped a few more than we would have liked as a group. But everybody pretty much has pretty good hands.”

On this week’s gameplan:

“(We need) to make a lot fewer mistakes. Technique, make sure we tighten that up. And make sure we get big plays we need in order to win and put points on the board. You got to make big plays.”

On his decision to attend KU:

“I just liked their offense when I was getting recruited. I knew that they were going to throw the ball around a lot so that really intrigued me. Schools like Texas Tech and Kansas, you can’t dream of better schools than that when they are throwing the ball around every play.”

On playing other sports in high school:

“I played basketball and I stopped playing that so I could concentrate more on football. I ran track. So I did a few things.”