UB's Patterson, Awosika earn invites to NFL Combine

Jaret Patterson
Posted at 4:22 PM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 16:22:25-05

AMHERST, NY (WKBW) — UB's Jaret Patterson and Kayode Awosika have both earned invitations to the NFL Combine.

Patterson declared for the NFL Draft following a record-breaking junior season. He finished the seven-game season with 1,072 yards on 141 carries and 19 touchdowns. He also broke or tied numerous school, MAC, and NCAA records in the process. His average yards per carry and rushing touchdowns were among the best in the NCAA.

Awosika was a major part of Patterson's success, starting all seven games at left tackle, and playing on a line that blocked for the second ranked rushing offense in the nation. The senior captain was named to the 2020 Outland Trophy Preseason watch list and was a semifinalist for the Joe Moore Award which is given to the top offensive line in FBS.

The NFL Combine will look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a memo sent to NFL teams, the combine will not hold in-person workouts. Instead, they'll take place at pro days on college campuses.