Former College Football Player Returns to the Field to Help Younger Generations of Athletes
Michael Patterson, MD has always had a passion for sports. He played four sports in high school but fell in love with football. After being off the field for years now, Patterson can still be seen on the sidelines of Friday night high school football games, but not in a jersey.
It all started for Patterson in 1985 when Coach Bobby Bowden recruited him to play football at Florida State University in Tallahassee as a cornerback. "We lived in Homestead, Florida so it was a little bit away, but I loved it when I went there. It's worked out great for me in the long run," Patterson said. "My biggest claim to fame is that I watched Deion Sanders play up close. We were freshmen together and played the same position, cornerback. He obviously had a lot more football prowess than I did, so I figured I needed to do something else to make a living."