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’26 LB/G may have the most versatile, athletic skill set of any player featured this offseason

Jamey Lee Patterson is a prime example of the type kids programs have to field to garner success on Friday Nights in the commonwealth of Kentucky. The LB/G may be a little diminutive for where slotted (5’11,” 205-pounds); however, one can’t argue with a kid who wrestles and plays middle infield, outfield, third-base, and is a right-handed pitcher on the varsity baseball team. This kid can do it all and those are the type kids, at the high school level, on whose backs programs are built and maintained.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball
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415-pound deadlift

Patterson’s Hudl Profile

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We have been featuring athletic versatility this offseason. Sometimes the most valuable players on a high school roster aren’t the most statuesque. Matter of fact, that is more true than not.

Patterson, No. 56 here

Jamey Lee Patterson isn’t taking the “swimsuit competition” at any beauty pageant if you catch our drift. The diminutive sophomore/rising junior in ’24 is listed at 5’11,” and tips the scales at 205-pounds.

Patterson aligns at guard along the offensive front and (truthfully) is your prototype for a high school interior OL. Patterson aligns at LB when the team is on defense and his dimensions are a little off what colleges prefer aligned there; but on the money for the high school game.

Patterson makes up for what he lacks in the height/heft department with skill, production, and physical strength, and explosion. Patterson deadlifts 415-pounds (video above linked), squats 395, and bench presses 260-pounds.

Patterson deadlifts 415, squats 393, and bench presses 260

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That puts him in the 1,000-pound club at LCA totaling 1,070-pound between the three lifts. Patterson’s on-field production we found somewhat illuminating.

Visiting Marshall’s “Thundering

First of all, he played on one of Kentucky’s most well-stocked rosters. At last count, some 10-11 seniors from off that roster, which finished 11-2 against perhaps Kentucky’s toughest schedule, signed to play football in college.

Getting playing time, at all, on such a roster as a sophomore couldn’t have been a snap. Jamey got run in nine-games and registered 14-tackles and 2.5-TFLs just at LB.

We see Patterson getting much more PT in ’24 over his junior season. Not only will his defensive snaps increase but it would not surprise us if he weren’t starting at one of the guard posts on offense.

Either way, the future is plenty bright for this high school phenom who plays three varsity sports and has found a way to contribute mightily to all three. Now, that is what we call versatility. Better feed this guy some all-beef, hand-cut protein.

Patterson, in nine games, registered 14-tackles and 2.5-TFLs over his sophomore season playing for Kentucky’s most well-stocked roster

KHSAA statistical website/Friday Night Fletch

Join us next week as we return to honor another weekly prize winner. Until then, pop some Mingua Beef Jerky in your mouth and savor the quality and flavor which sets it apart from the competition. Remember, our product is superior and one of a kind; just like Lexington Christian Academy’s, Jamey Lee Patterson. 

This is Friday Night Fletch reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE. Don’t forget to SAVOR THE FLAVOR! 

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