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Quarterback Shea Patterson announces transfer to Michigan

Quarterback Shea Patterson announces transfer to Michigan

OXFORD, Miss. – Quarterback Shea Patterson announced Monday he is transferring to Michigan. It is not clear yet whether the top-ranked dual threat quarterback from the 2016 recruiting class will be eligible for the 2018 season.

Patterson visited Ann Arbor this weekend, along with Ole Miss wide receiver Van Jefferson and safety Deontay Anderson.

In 2017, his first full season as the Rebels’ starting signal-caller, Patterson threw for 2,259 yards with 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions. The sophomore suffered a season-ending knee injury (posterior cruciate ligament) in October in the Rebels’ game against LSU.

This year the Wolverines played Wilton Speight, John O’Korn, and Brandon Peters at quarterback, en route to an 8-4 season–good enough for fourth place in the Big Ten East.

Alex Malzone and Speight announced a month ago they are transferring, leaving Peters and Dylan McCaffrey as the returning quarterbacks.

Offensive comparison:

In 2017, Michigan threw a total of 301 times in twelve games, completing 164. The Rebels threw the ball 434 times, completing 281. That’s a 36.1 attempts per game for the Rebels, compared to 25.08 attempts per game for the Wolverines.

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship--and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn, a member of the FWAA, USBWA and the NCBWA, has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.

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