Cordarrelle Patterson Bio: NFL, Girlfriend & Net Worth

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No doubt, the National Football League fans will have a hard time forgetting the Flash, who had made 109 yards kicked return in 2013.

Actually, it was the NFL record for the longest possible kick run in a game. Notably, Cordarrelle Patterson was the return specialist who set the record while playing for Minnesota Vikings.

As a matter of fact, Cordarrelle is an American wide receiver cum return specialist who currently plays for the Chicago Bears in the NFL.

Besides, he has had short periods at Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots. Before beginning his NFL career in 2013, he played collegiate football with the Tennessee Volunteers football team.

Cordarrella Patterson runs with the ball for Chicago Bears.
Cordarrelle Patterson runs with the ball for the Chicago Bears.

Not to mention, Patterson is widely regarded by various analysts and NFL enthusiasts as one of the most versatile players in the league.

But where was Patterson born? How did his college career go? Similarly, we will answer some of the queries in the following short bio about him.

Quick Facts

Full Name Cordarrelle Patterson
Birth Date March 17, 1991
Birth Place Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
Nickname Flash
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Education Northwestern High School, Rock Hill, South Carolina
University of Tennessee
Horoscope Pisces
Father NA
Mother Catherine Patterson
Siblings One brother and one sister
Brother Charles Patterson
Sister Crystal Patterson
Age 33 Years Old
Height 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm)
Weight 108 kg (238 lbs)
Build Athletic
Eye color Black
Hair Color Black
Profession NFL player
Playing Position Wide receiver
Running back
Active years  (Senior Career) 2013 – present
Teams Minnesota Vikings (2013 – 2016)
Oakland Raiders (2017)
New England Patriots (2018)              Chicago Bears (2019 –2021)               Atlanta Falcons( 2021- Present)
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Unmarried (In a relationship)
Girlfriend Taylor Quick
Children Three daughters
Daughters Avian
Zyana Rachelle                                        Qoi Aiko 
Net Worth $5 million
Career Earnings $26 million
Social Media Twitter, Instagram
Merch Football Cards, Autographed Items, Rookie Card
Last Update July, 2024

Cordarrelle Patterson: Early Life, Family, and Education

In fact, Patterson was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on March 17, 1991.

Besides, he was raised by his single mother, Catherine, with his older brother and sister, Charles and Crystal. Soon, he joined Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Not to mention, Patterson was involved in football, basketball, and track running in his high school days.

As a matter of fact, he had 75 passes caught with 18 touchdowns for 944 yards in his senior year in 2008.

In the meantime, he had led the school team to the State Class 4A Division II championship.

Notably, he made it to the All-State team while being a letterman in track and field for three years.

Furthermore, he stayed at North Carolina Tech Preparatory Christian Academy for a while after graduation for a post-graduation session.

Cordarrelle Patterson: College Career

Hutchinson Community College

Football at Hutchinson

Later, Patterson switched to Hutchinson Community College in Kansas, joining the junior college football team there. In no time, he made it to the NJCAA All-American team in 2010 and 2011.

Overall he has 1832 receiving yards, 113 receptions, 24 receiving touchdowns, 36 total touchdowns, and 42.9 kickoff return averages for the team, all of which are the record stats.

In fact, he was titled with the return specialist honor in his freshman year, where he had 21 combined kickoff and punt returns.

Furthermore, he had been selected for the All-American first-team as an offensive player. Notably, he had received the Jayhawk Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2011.

Involvement in Track and field

Besides football, Patterson had interests in track & field too. Notably, he had completed the 100-meter dash in 10.33 seconds and 200-meter in 21.19 seconds, which were his personal bests at the Jayhawk Conference Championship.

Furthermore, he took part in the long jump, recording a collegiate-best of 6.85 meters jump at the Southwestern Invitational Championships.

He had also clocked 40.32 seconds in his part of a 4×100-meter relay at the Levelland Meet in May 2011.

Tennessee University

No doubt, Patterson’s shine had reached all over the nation during his record-breaking days at Hutchinson.

Accordingly, he had numerous offers from Division I programs of different colleges. Eventually, he decided to join the University of Tennessee, joining the Volunteers football team in 2012.

Cordarrelle Patterson playing for the Tennessee Volunteers.
Cordarrelle Patterson playing for the Tennessee Volunteers.

Most of the time, Patterson played as a wide receiver for the team while showing his versatility as a running back and return specialist.

Similarly, he had 93 receiving yards with six receptions and a receiving touchdown against North Carolina State in a 35-21 season opener victory.

Overall, he set the college’s record for the most all-purpose yards (1,858) topped the Southeastern Conference.

In fact, he recorded at least one receiving touchdown, rush, kick return, and punt return in 12 games for the Volunteers.

Ultimately, he made an early exit from college, declaring for the NFL draft in January 2013 with few other teammates.

Cordarrelle Patterson: Professional Career

Minnesota Vikings

Draft and the debut

Soon, the Minnesota Vikings poached Patterson in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft with a draft-day trade with the New England Patriots.

Similarly, his regular-season debut came in the season opener, where he had a 10-yard gain by catching a pass by Christian Ponder, Samantha Ponder’s husband.

Cordarrelle Patterson holds the ball for Minnesota Vikings.
Cordarrelle Patterson holds the ball for Minnesota Vikings.

Also, the first NFL touchdown came for him against the Chicago Bears, consisting of Eben Britton.

In fact, he made it to the NFC Teams Player of the Month in September 2013. Overall, he made 45 catches in his rookie season, covering 469 yards with five touchdowns.

Decline in performance

As a matter of fact, his second in NFL could not bring him the joy he sought. With new head coach Mike Zimmer and rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Patterson could not provide his performance level.

He was also out of the starting position while having caught only 33 passes for 384 yards with one touchdown.

Cordarrelle Patterson making a kickoff return for the Vikings.
Cordarrelle Patterson making a kickoff return for the Vikings.

However, he reclaimed his position in the starting lineup soon after the wide receiver Greg Jennings was out of the team.

Again, he acquired the fifth position to start as the club signed new wide receivers. After all, he had only two receptions in the 2015 season with two kick returns.

Final season with the Vikings

Not to mention, he found himself more associated with the kick returner job rather than the wide receiver in next season too.

On the whole, he received 52 receptions for 453 yards with two receiving touchdowns too in the season that would later be his last with the Vikings. Furthermore, he recorded 25 kickoff returns.

Oakland Raiders

As a matter of fact, Patterson signed for Oakland Raiders with a two-year, $8.5 million contract in March 2017.

Furthermore, he debuted for them in the 2017 season opener, where he had one five-yard rush and one two-yard reception playing as a kickoff returner.

Cordarrelle Patterson celebrates with the Oakland Raiders.
Cordarrelle Patterson celebrates with the Oakland Raiders.

Furthermore, Patterson had a touchdown for 47 yards against Phillip Rivers Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6, where the Raiders suffered a 17-16 loss.

Overall, he had 31 receptions for 309 yards with 13 carries for 121 yards, including a couple of touchdowns for the Raiders.

New England Patriots

Next season, the Raiders traded him to the New England Patriots for a fifth-round pick of March’s 2018 season.

After all, his debut for the Patriots came with a 27-20 victory over the Houston Texans in the season opener. Besides, he had played as a second running back against the Green Bay Packers in Week 9.

Cordarrelle Patterson for New England Patriots against Green Bay Packers.
Cordarrelle Patterson for New England Patriots against Green Bay Packers.

Furthermore, he saw off his regular season with 21 receptions for 247 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns with 228 rushing yards.

Notably, the Patriots saw Patterson clinch two receptions for 14 yards with a 38-yard kick return and seven rushing yards as they overpowered the LA Rams 13-3 to win Super Bowl LIII with Julian Edelman.

Chicago Bears

Similarly, Patterson joined the Chicago Bears with a two-year, $10 million deal in March 2019.

Without delay, he made the Bears debut in their season opener against the Green Bay Packers, where they lost 10-3.

Notably, he had 294 kickoff return yards and four tackles in November only that earned him an NFC Special Teams Player of the Month.

Cordarrelle Patterson with the Chicago Bears.
Cordarrelle Patterson with the Chicago Bears.

To point out, he had the most kick return yards of 825 in 2019 and the second-highest yards per return of 29.5 in the whole NFL.

The kickoff return average of 29.9 comes behind Gale Sayers in Bears’ history, a Chicago Hall of Famer.

Atlanta Falcons

The wide receiver signed a one-year contract with the Falcons on April 15, 2021. He is currently playing with the team.

Cordarrelle Patterson: Awards and titles

No doubt, the Super Bowl LIII champion Patterson has conquered a fair success till now in his NFL career.

For sure, there the 33 Years Old-year-old can achieve more in his remaining days in sports.

To point out, Patterson made it to the Pro Bowl three times and both of the First and second teams of All-Pro three times.

Similarly, the 2013 PFWA All-Rookie Team member has secured his spot at the NFL All-Decade Team in the 2010s decade.

Moreover, he is a two-time NJCAA All-American team and one-time All-SEC first-team member talking about his collegiate career. Not to mention, he holds a tied NFL record for most yard play of 109.

Cordarrelle Patterson: Career Stats


Cordarrelle Patterson: Net Worth and Salary

Particularly, Patterson has had a seven-year career in the top-flight football league with four different clubs.

Not to mention, the he signed a contract to the Chicago Bears in 2019 with a two-year, $10 million contract earning around $4.75 million annually as salary only.

In fact, he is currently contracted Atlanta Falcons signing a $3 million worth contract for a year.

Besides, he has a per-game bonus of $31,250 this year. Cordarrelle Patterson has an approximated net worth of $5 million as of 2024.

Furthermore, Patterson has made more than $26 million till now in his career from all the teams he has played.

In addition, he earns fair fortunes through various endorsement deals and sponsorships. Earlier, he had made $5.6 million with the Raiders and $3.2 million with the Patriots.

Net Worth of Cordarrelle Patterson in Different Currencies (H2)

Here is the net worth of Cordarrelle Patterson in different currencies, including the cryptocurrency BitCoin. 

Currency Net Worth
Euro 4,247,619
Pound Sterling £3,635,043 
Australian Dollar A$6,788,865 
Canadian Dollar C$6,282,750 
Indian Rupee 372,136,250 
BitCoin ฿148 

Cordarrelle Patterson: Relationship and Children

For sure, seven years of career in the NFL with outstanding performances and earnings attract a bunch of gorgeous girls.

Accordingly, Patterson is in a relationship with Taylor Quick since the two met in 2013, while Patterson had just signed for the Vikings.

Cordarrelle Patterson kiss his girlfriend, Taylor Quick.
Cordarrelle Patterson kisses his girlfriend, Taylor Quick.

Likewise, the wide receiver has two sons and a daughter with his beautiful girlfriend.

In fact, the oldest one, Avian, was born in 2013, and the youngest, Zyana, was born in March 2018, and the third is Qoi Aiko born in January 2020.

Not to mention, the two have a serious relationship and are planning to marry soon while raising their Kids.

Cordarrelle Patterson: Social Media

With no questions, Patterson is an NFL star with a ton of fans following him on and off the pitch.

Accordingly, he uses his social media handles to get in touch with his fans and well-wishers. As of now, Patterson has accounts on Twitter and Instagram.

Twitter: 116.9 thousand followers

Instagram: 219 thousand followers

Cordarrelle Patterson: Common Queries

Where did Cordarrelle Patterson go to college?

To point out, Patterson attended Hutchinson Community College, where he played football and track running.

Then, he joined the University of Tennessee, where he played for the Tennessee Volunteers football team, making it to the All-Southeastern Conference first team in 2012.

How big is Cordarrelle Patterson?

No doubt, Cordarrelle Patterson is a big man suited to play as a wide receiver and fit to be a kick return specialist.

As a matter of fact, he weighs about 108 kilograms or 238 pounds and reached a height of six feet two inches or 188 centimeters.

How many kick return touchdowns does Cordarrelle Patterson have?

For sure, Cordarrelle Patterson is widely regarded as one of the most dangerous kickoff returners in the National Football League.

In particular, he has a total of seven kickoff return touchdowns in his career now. Likewise, he is eyeing to beat the all-time NFL record of eight kickoff return touchdowns by Josh Cribs and Leon Washington.

What is the Total Amount of Money Patterson after Signing Bears Contract?

Patterson received $10 million after signing with the Bears.

What Happened to  Cordarrelle Patterson?

The professional wide receiver suffered from a knee in a game played against Minnesota Vikings. Cordarrelle left the game in the first half.

Later, he returned to the game. According to the NFL, Patterson avoided a serious knee injury and played against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

What is the Patriots Jersey Number of Cordarrelle?

Cordarrelle wears the jersey number 84 with the Patriots.

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