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Eastern Kentucky Defensive Lineman, Aaron Patrick, makes Walter Camp All-America team

Patrick was OVC Defensive Player of the Year
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Posted at 6:14 PM, Jan 14, 2020

RICHMOND, Ky. — Eastern Kentucky's Aaron Patrick continues to add more awards after his phenomenal redshirt senior season.

The defensive lineman from Dayton, Ohio has been named to the 2019 Walter Camp Football Championship Subdivision All-America Team.

He had already been selected as a first team All-American by the Associated Press, as a second team All-American by STATS and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), and as a third team All-American by HERO Sports.

Patrick was the 2019 Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year and a finalist for the 2019 STATS Buck Buchanan Award, the FCS national defensive player of the year award. He was also a first team All-OVC selection by coaches and communications directors.

Patrick finished his career with 27.5 career sacks, second-most in EKU history, and just 1.5 sacks away from tying school record of 29.0. He concluded the season with 52 tackles, including 16.5 tackles for a loss and 10.0 sacks, forced three fumbles and had one interception. Patrick led the OVC and ranked 11th in the nation with 0.83 sacks per game. He led the conference, and was 26th in the country, in tackles for a loss (1.4/game). The 6-foot-4, 245-pound defensive end was third in the league, and 21st in FCS football, in forced fumbles (0.25/game).