Former Vol Cordarrelle Patterson wins skills event

Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson catches a 21-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter against Kentucky at Neyland Stadium on Nov. 24. On Wednesday, new UT coach Butch Jones said Patterson is "definitely going to the NFL." (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson catches a 21-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter against Kentucky at Neyland Stadium on Nov. 24. On Wednesday, new UT coach Butch Jones said Patterson is "definitely going to the NFL." (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

Former University of Tennessee wide receiver and Cordarrelle Patterson won the title in the Skechers GoRun Hands Competition at Cowboys Stadium on Saturday night in the Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge.

Patterson won the event with a time of 29.7 seconds, narrowly edging fellow wideout Robert Woods of Southern California (30.0). Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro finished third at 33.8 and Florida's Matt Elam was fourth at 34.8.

The 15th annual event showcased 20 college football standouts competing in a skills challenge. It will re-air on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. on Feb. 3 and 1 p.m. on Feb. 17, as well as on ESPN at 4 p.m. on April 14.

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AlcoVOLic writes:

soooo....he won just one event?...the competition was just one event??...if there were other events, how did he fare in those? what was his final standing?...lousy reporting is rampant here. Let's ask to Times to run a similar story to get some actual coverage

bigsteve92 writes:

in response to AlcoVOLic:

soooo....he won just one event?...the competition was just one event??...if there were other events, how did he fare in those? what was his final standing?...lousy reporting is rampant here. Let's ask to Times to run a similar story to get some actual coverage

You do know this event consist of several obstacles in it right. Probably not.

WhitePineVol77 writes:

Good for him, and maybe a little good publicity for TN, maybe. I'll take anything positive I can get!

Bark_at_the_Moon writes:

Kid is the most talented WR I have seen come throug UT in a very long time. He will be a Prow Bowler for some team.

BigOrangeSports writes:

in response to Bark_at_the_Moon:

Kid is the most talented WR I have seen come throug UT in a very long time. He will be a Prow Bowler for some team.

I would say gifted, not talented. CP had trouble running routes while at UT. He made up for those errors with his athleticism. In his defense, he didn't have much time to learn the Offense. I wish him well, just wish we could have seen him in Orange another year.

WetumpkaThumpa writes:

in response to BigOrangeSports:

I would say gifted, not talented. CP had trouble running routes while at UT. He made up for those errors with his athleticism. In his defense, he didn't have much time to learn the Offense. I wish him well, just wish we could have seen him in Orange another year.

In his defense, he didn't have much coaching either. That's why we have a new staff.

Rockytopfan96 writes:

He deserves it!

Basketvol writes:

in response to AlcoVOLic:

soooo....he won just one event?...the competition was just one event??...if there were other events, how did he fare in those? what was his final standing?...lousy reporting is rampant here. Let's ask to Times to run a similar story to get some actual coverage

Almost every time I read an article on this site, and I start to think, "wow, this is insightful," I have to "click here" to continue reading elsewhere. Not to say there haven't been any well-written KNS articles, they just don't seem to be as regular an occurrence as they are on other sites.

emailnodata (Inactive) writes:

Just SOOOO wished he'd been a 3-year vol.

What a player.

Last season, I wanted UT to play him at free safety, too.

emailnodata (Inactive) writes:

As durable and tough as he is....how high do you think he'll go??

I can see him being the next great NFL WR, or the next big flop if he can't learn routes.

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