2010: The speedy Patterson will compete for key playing time at wide receiver as a senior in 2010.
2009: Patterson served as a backup wide receiver as a junior in 2009. He was also available to return punts, but didn't field any. Overall in 2009 while seeing limited action in 7 games (San Jose State, Ohio State, Washington State, California, Notre Dame, Stanford, Boston College), he caught 3 passes for 8 yards (2.7 avg.) and had 2 carries for 15 yards (7.5 avg.). He caught a 3-yard pass against San Jose State, had a 2-yard run off a lateral against California, caught 2 passes for 5 yards against Stanford and ran 13 yards on a reverse against Boston College. He missed the Oregon game with a sprained ankle.
2008: Patterson was a backup wide receiver as a sophomore in 2008. Overall in 2008 while appearing in 11 games (all but Arizona and California), he caught 3 passes for 25 yards (8.3 avg.). He had 1 reception each against Oregon (17 yards), Arizona State (minus 2 yards) and Washington State (10 yards).
2007: Patterson appeared in USC's first 3 games as a backup at wide receiver as a sophomore in 2007, but suffered a foot injury prior to the Washington game that required surgery and was sidelined the rest of the year. Because of the early injury, he was allowed to redshirt the 2007 season. Overall in 2007, he caught 1 pass for no yards (against Idaho).
2006: Patterson was a backup wide receiver as a freshman in 2006, his first year at USC. Overall while appearing in 12 games (all but UCLA), he had 3 receptions for 63 yards (21.0 avg.) and had a 1-yard run. He had 2 catches for 44 yards at Stanford and a 19-yard grab at Arkansas.
TRACK: He sprinted for USC's 2008 track team (in his only 2008 appearance, he ran the leadoff leg on the 400-meter relay team in a heat at the Pac-10 meet).
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2005 honors included Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-Western, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West honorable mention, Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100, All-CIF Division I first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team first team and All-Moore League first team as a senior wide receiver at Long Beach (Calif.) Poly High. He had 1,097 all-purpose yards in 2005, caught 25 passes for 700 yards (28.0 avg.) with 15 TDs and averaged 38.0 yards on kickoff returns and 27.0 yards on punt returns.
As a junior in 2004, he had 26 receptions for 612 yards (23.5 avg.) with 3 TDs. Current Trojan Jurrell Casey also prepped at Poly. He also ran track at Poly, with bests of 10.44 in the 100 meters (winning the 2006 CIF Division I race; he also was third at the 2006 CIF Masters meet and fourth at the 2006 state meet) and 21.41 in the 200 (he was third in the 2006 CIF Division I meet and seventh in both the CIF Masters and state meets).
PERSONAL: He's a sociology major at USC. His nickname is "Peanut." His cousin is former Trojan tailback Stafon Johnson (2006-09).
GAME-BY-GAME WITH TRAVON PATTERSON