Six signees join two draftees
Both players selected Saturday
NFL Draft begins Thursday evening
Representatives from just under 20 pro teams in attendance
Believed to most ever from Tech in a single year
Photos from the 2012 Year-End Football Banquet
Photos from Louisiana Tech's final Western Athletic Conference football game.
Photos from Louisiana Tech's game at Texas State on Nov. 10, 2012.
Photos from the Louisiana Tech vs. Idaho football game.
Photos from the Louisiana Tech vs. Texas A&M game in Shreveport.
2013 NFL Combine
2012 Second Team All-America
2012 Biletnikoff Award Semifinalist
2012 First Team All-WAC
2012 First Team All-Louisiana
2012 Senior Bowl Watch List
2012 Preseason WAC Player of the Year
2011 First Team All-WAC
2011 Louisiana Newcomer of the Year
2011 First Team All-Louisiana
2011 Biletnikoff Award Watch List
"I feel like (Quinton Patton) from Louisiana Tech is the best receiver I've played against since I've been here. I've gone against some good ones in the SEC, too, but he's probably the most complete."
~ Mississippi State CB Jonathan Banks,ESPN.com, Oct. 28, 2011
2012: A second team All-America selection and semifinalist for the 2012 Biletnikoff Award (nation's top wide receiver) ... Named first team All-WAC ... Caught 104 passes for 1,392 yards and 13 touhcdowns, averaging 13.4 yards per catch and 116.0 yards per game ... Caught four passes for 36 yards including a 21-yard reception while being double-teamed in coverage the entire game at Houston (9/8) ... Recorded his fifth 100-plus receiving yard game as he caught seven passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns against Rice (9/15) including a 65-yard touchdown reception on the second play from scrimmage ... Caught six passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns in Louisiana Tech's 52-24 dismantling of Illinois (9/22), including a 78-yard touchdown pass and received recognition with an "ESPN Helmet Sticker" for his impressive performance as he marked his sixth 100-plus receiving yard game and fifth multi-touchdown game ... Led Tech with eight catches for 97 yards including a long reception of 41 yards in the team's 44-38 win at Virginia (9/29) ... Had a career day against No. 22 Texas A&M (10/13) as he tied Troy Edwards' school record 21 catches for a career-best 233 receiving yards and matched only Troy Edwards with four touchdown catches ... Caught four passes for 41 yards including a 20 yard touchdown pass as Tech piled up a school record 839 yards of offense in a 70-28 win over Idaho (10/20) ... Caught six passes for 42 yards with a long reception of 25 yards at New Mexico State (10/27) ... Recorded 152 receiving yards on 10 catches and a season-best 79-yard touchdown reception in a 51-27 win over UTSA (11/3) ... Caught a game-high eight passes for 86 yards in Tech's 62-55 win at Texas State (11/10) ... Recorded 11 catches for 181 yards - including nine catches for 166 yards in the second half - in an overtime loss to Utah State (11/17) ... Caught 10 passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns at San Jose State (11/24).
2011: A first team All-WAC and All-Louisiana selection that was named Louisiana's Newcomer of the Year ... Also named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List ... Started in all 13 games, catching 79 passes for 1,202 yards (ranks seventh in school history for single season receiving yards) and 11 touchdowns (tied for fourth in school history for single season receiving touchdowns) as he averaged 15.2 yards per catch while running the ball 10 times for 42 yards, returning six kickoffs 98 yards and returning eight punts 27 yards ... Caught five passes for 95 yards including a 46-yard reception while rushing once for six yards and returning one kickoff for 10 yards in a 19-17 loss at Southern Miss (9/3) in a game played in the middle of Tropical Storm Lee ... Against Central Arkansas (9/10) caught eight passes for 211 yards, the second-most in the country that weekend and tied for the 10th most in a single game in Louisiana Tech history, including a 72-yard touchdown reception while also returning one kickoff 16 yards as Tech won, 48-42, in overtime ... Caught five passes for 82 yards and one touchdown in a 35-34 loss to Houston (9/17) ... Caught a career-high 11 passes for 87 yards and one touchdown and ran the ball twice for seven yards in a 26-20 overtime loss at Mississippi State (9/24) ... Caught eight passes for 126 yards and one touchdown while having another touchdown catch called back because of a holding penalty away from the play against Hawai'i (10/1) ... Caught nine passes for 34 yards and ran the ball once for nine yards at Idaho (10/8) ... Caught four passes for 38 yards and ran the ball twice for one yard at Utah State (10/22) ... Caught five passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns, including a 90-yard touchdown catch which is the fifth-longest play from scrimmage in school history, in a 38-28 win over San Jose State (10/29) ... Caught touchdown passes of 45 yards and 22 yards to open the game and ended the day with six catches for 97 yards and two scores in a 41-21 win at Fresno State (11/5) ... Caught three passes for 33 yards despite facing double-team coverage the entire game and returned three punts a total of 11 yards in a 27-7 win at Ole Miss (11/12) ... Caught seven passes for 162 yards and returned four kickoffs for 72 yards with three rushes for 10 yards combining for 244 total yards at Nevada (11/19), including five catches for 115 yards in the fourth quarter alone as Tech rallied from a 17 point deficit over the final 13 minutes of the game for a 24-20 win to end Nevada's 16-game home winning streak ... Caught three passes for 54 yards against New Mexico State (11/26), including a game-long 42 yard reception, before leaving the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury ... Caught five passes for 67 yards and a touchdown and ran the ball once for nine yards against No. 15 TCU (12/21) in the Poinsettia Bowl but made national news that week for giving one of his bowl gifts ($300 gift card to Best Buy) to one of the kids from the Make-A-Wish Foundation during the team's Make-A-Wish event in San Diego.
2010 (Coffeyville CC): Played in all 10 games for Coffeyville CC, garnering first team all-conference honors as a wide receiver and second team all-conference accolades as a punter ... Named team MVP ... Recorded 50 catches for 687 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 13.74 receiving yards per game with a season-best catch of 59 yards ... Punted 54 times with an average of 39.8 yards per punt with six touchbacks, four fair catches and a season-best punt of 75 yards ... Coached by Darian Dulin.
2009 (Coffeyville CC): Played in nine games, recording 23 catches for 309 yards and a 13.4 average with three touchdowns ... Averaged 34.3 yards per game and had a season-best 44-yard catch ... Punted 16 times for 583 yards ... Coached by Darian Dulin.
2008 (Coffeyville CC): Redshirted season.
High School: Graduated from La Vergne High School in 2008 ... Coached by Will Hester.
Personal: Quinton Arne Patton ... Son of Darlene Patton ... Born Aug. 9, 1990 in Nashville, Tenn. ... Chose Louisiana Tech over offers from Minnesota, South Florida and Troy.