Recent Patrick Payton Features
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Week 9: Payton sacked QB Mitch Griffis two times in the Seminoles' 41-16 victory over host Wake Forest. Payton was credited with one other QB pressure and four tackles. — JH
Week 8: Against QB Riley Leonard and Duke, Payton produced his most effective pass-rushing effort of 2023. He did not log a sack but did register seven QB pressures and played a big role in Leonard's 7-of-16, 69-yard performance the Blue Devils' QB left the game with an injury. — JH
Week 7: In Florida State's 41-3 dismantling of Syracuse, the edge rusher did not record a sack or QB pressure in 35 snaps. He did bat down two passes and record a tackle in statistically uneventful day. He was flagged for his third penalty of the season. — JH
Week 6: Payton recorded three quarterback pressures and four tackles in Florida State's 39-17 domination of Va Tech. He did miss two tackles, while in coverage, he was targeted twice, allowing one catch for two yards. — JH
Week 5: DNP - idle
Week 4: Florida State moved to 4-0 with a 31-24 overtime win against Clemson. Payton recorded two sacks and assisted on another. He also recorded his first sack of the season. Payton also recorded a QB hurry, QB hit, and two pass breakups. — JH
Week 3: FSU went to 3-0 on the season ekeing out a 31-29 win for ACC opponent, Boston College. Payton had two tackles in the game. He also was credited with two pressures the quarterback with 2 QB hurries. — JH
Week 2: In Florida State's monster win over Southern Miss, 66-13, Payton twice got pressure on Golden Eagles QB Billy Wiles. Payton did not record a tackle in the game. — JH
Week 1: FSU won their first game against LSU 45-24. Patrick recorded 3 tackles 1 unassisted and 2 assisted. Patrick also had 3 QB hurries. — JH
Week 0: DNP
HISTORY — from college profile
2022: Appeared in all 13 games…recorded 31 tackles, including 6.0 for loss with 5.0 sacks, one forced fumble, three pass breakups and one quarterback hurry…ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year…FSU’s first ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year since 2012 and third in program history…Devaughn Darling Defensive Freshman of the Year…Freshman All-American Honorable Mention by College Football News…led ACC freshmen with 5.0 sacks, including 4.0 in ACC play…ranked sixth in conference with 38 sack yards lost in ACC games…15 tackles against ranked opponents was tied for fourth-highest total among ACC’s freshmen and led all ACC freshman defensive linemen…recorded career-high six tackles and one pass breakup at No. 14 NC State…had five tackles, including 1.0 sack, vs. No. 22 Wake Forest…made four tackles vs. No. 4 Clemson…recorded three solo tackles, including 1.0 sack, first collegiate forced fumble and one pass breakup in 45-3 victory at Miami…made two solo stops, 1.0 sack, in 38-3 win at Syracuse…had 1.0 tackle for loss in 41-16 win vs. Georgia Tech…registered two solo tackles, 1.0 sack, in a 35-32 Cheez-It Bowl victory vs. Oklahoma…had three tackles, 1.0 sack, in a 44-14 win vs. Boston College…made two tackles in a season-opening 47-7 win vs. Duquesne…had one solo stop in 35-31 win at Louisville…recorded one tackle, one quarterback hurry and one pass breakup in 49-17 win vs. Louisiana…made one tackle in 45-38 victory vs. Florida.
2021: Made collegiate debut vs. UMass…redshirted 2021 season.
High school: Four-star ranked No. 7 at his position in America and as No. 18 overall prospect in Florida by 247Sports…helped lead Miami Northwestern to region quarterfinal round of 5A state playoffs in shortened senior season…earned first-team All-Dade 8A-5A recognition after helping lead Bulls to 5A state championship in his junior season…collected 17.5 sacks that year, including 5.0 vs. eventual 8A state champion Miami Columbus, to pace defense that allowed only 12.4 points per game.
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