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    Kunle Patrick
    Kunle Patrick

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Brooklyn, N.Y.

    High School:
    Poly Prep Country Day

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 210

    Position:
    WR

    Birthdate:
    04/26/1981



    The Scouting Report: Closed career as a co-holder of the nation?s longest consecutive reception string?47 games ? Tied this NCAA record that is held by three other players ... A precise route runner ... Great hands ... Coaching staff says ?he plays faster than his speed? ... Has good bursts in and out of breaks ... Solid play-maker ... Can spread the field both vertically and horizontally ... Closes career third in all-time receptions and fourth in receiving yardage.

    2003: Closed career third on NU?s all-time reception list (171) and fourth on receiving yardage list (1,873) ... Tied for 10th on receiving TD list (8) ... With at least one catch in all 13 games, extended his consecutive reception string to an NCAA-record-tying 47 games ... Shared the record consecutive reception string in 2003 with Texas? Roy Williams and Texas Tech?s Wes Welker ... Those three players tied USC?s Kareem Kelly for the reception streak ... Caught seven passes for 57 yards at Kansas ... Two receptions for 22 yards vs. Air Force ... Three catches for 14 yards vs. Miami ... Three receptions for 31 yards at Duke ... One catch for six yards at Ohio State ... Grabbed three passes for 29 yards vs. Minnesota ... Had three receptions for 36 yards at Indiana ... One catch for 11 yards vs. Wisconsin ... Three receptions for 17 yards vs. Purdue ... One catch vs. 11 yards vs. Michigan ... Caught three passes for 24 yards vs. Illinois ... Averaged 6.0 yards per punt return ... Totaled 2,258 career all-purpose yards.

    2002: Starting wide receiver ... Caught a pass in all 12 contests to extend his reception streak to 34 straight games, which broke the mark (33) previously held by D?Wayne Bates (1995-98) ... That streak started with two catches for 18 yards vs. Duke (Sept. 9, 2000) ... Became a member of NU?s 100-club for career receptions against Duke ... Finished second on team with 49 receptions ... Closed year with a season-high seven catches for 84 yards and a TD vs. Illinois ... Six catches for 63 yards vs. Ohio State ... Totaled five receptions for 54 yards vs. Duke ... Four catches for 85 yards at Navy ... Four catches for 55 yards at Michigan State ... Caught his seventh career TD pass against TCU?a 13-yard grab-and finished with four catches for 52 yards ... Two receptions for 24 yards at Minnesota ... Five receptions vs. Purdue ... Two catches for 32 yards vs. Indiana ... Five catches for 62 yards at Iowa ... Also returned punts, and delivered a career-best 46-yard return vs. Ohio State ... Ranked eighth in Big Ten punt return average (7.5 ypr).

    2001: Team leader in receptions (56) and second in TD receptions (5) and yards (672) ... Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by coaches ... Recipient of the team?s 2001 George W. Ballantine Award (given for enthusiasm and leadership) ... Against Bowling Green, registered six catches for a personal-high 179 receiving yards and one touchdown?the 179-yard day was the sixth-best single-game performance at NU ... Had a career-high-tying seven catches for 69 yards at Ohio State ... Also caught seven balls for 54 yards and two touchdowns vs. Michigan State ... His second touchdown vs. MSU gave NU its shortlived 24-20 lead with 29 seconds remaining ... Five catches for 41 yards vs. Penn State ... Caught six passes for 44 yards and one TD (14 yards) at Purdue ... Also scored a second TD versus the Boilermakers on an 11-yard trick play run ... Five catches for 65 yards at Indiana ... Averaged 5.3 receptions per game in Big Ten action (5.1 overall), which ranked sixth in conference ... Three catches for 63 yards and one TD at Illinois ... Totaled 64 receiving yards at Duke.

    2000: Named third-team Freshmen All-American by The Sporting News ? Third on team with 34 receptions for 369 yards and one touchdown ? First career touchdown came against Duke ? Had five catches for 67 yards vs. Purdue ? Named Offensive Big Playmaker three times.

    1999: Redshirted.

    High School: SuperPrep All-Northeast Region ? New York Daily News all-city ? Named a member of the Heisman High School All-Star Team ? Junior Heisman Award winner ?First-team all-state ? Team Defensive Player of the Year ? Three-year letterwinner ? Recorded 87 catches for 1,570 yards in his prep career ? High school coach was Dino Mangiero.

    Personal: Born Kunle Ray Patrick on 4/26/81 ? Son of Ray and Janet Alexis-Mongroo ? A native of Trinidad ? Art theory and practice major.

    The Patrick File
    Q. I'd give anything to meet: Nia Long
    Q. The one thing I can't stand: losing
    Q. If I could change one thing about myself: I would be taller.

    Patrick's Career Statistics Rushing Year GP ATT YDS AVG TD LNG 2000 12 6 20 3.3 0 11 2001 11 5 31 6.2 1 11 2002 12 0 0 0.0 0 -- TOTALS 35 11 51 4.6 1 11

    Receiving Year GP REC YDS AVG TD LNG 2000 12 34 369 10.9 1 34 2001 11 56 672 12.0 5 80 2002 12 49 558 11.4 2 30 2003 13 32 274 8.6 0 28 TOTALS 48 171 1873 11.0 8 80

    Punt Returns Year GP NO. YDS AVG TD LNG 2000 12 0 0 0.0 0 -- 2001 11 6 42 7.0 0 16 2002 12 19 142 7.5 0 46 2003 13 25 150 6.0 0 28 TOTALS 48 50 334 6.7 0 46