CLEMSON FOOTBALL

Zaire Patterson Photo
B I O
Enters 2022 after playing one snap while redshirting in 2021.
2021: Made collegiate debut vs. UConn.
Before Clemson: National top 100 player according to 247Sports, which listed him as the nation’s No. 97 overall player, the sixth-best defensive end and the sixth-best player from North Carolina … also top 300 player nationally according to ESPN.com … rated as a four-star recruit by ESPN.com and 247Sports … PrepStar Top 350 All-American who ranked as the nation’s No. 12 weakside defensive end and No. 7 player in North Carolina … invited to play in the Under Armour All-America Game … did not have a fall 2020 high school season due to the COVID-19 pandemic … had 181 career tackles, 43 tackles for loss, including 25 sacks, three interceptions and 10 caused fumbles in 21 games over two seasons … in 2019, had 129 tackles, including 27 tackles for loss and nine sacks … also had three interceptions for 78 return yards … recorded a remarkable nine caused fumbles … had his best game against Bishop McGuinness when he recorded a career-high 20 tackles, six tackles for loss, four sacks and three caused fumbles … also had 14 tackles, including five tackles for loss, against West Columbia that year … had 69 tackles in his last five games of the 2019 season … had 52 tackles, including 16 sacks, and three blocked punts in nine games as a sophomore in 2018 … also played three years of high school basketball … averaged 5.4 points and 7.2 rebounds in 2019-20 … committed to Clemson on May 26, 2020 … recruited by Lemanski Hall and Mike Reed … played for De’Ron Middleton at Winston-Salem Prep.
Personal: Born Oct. 22, 2002 … majoring in sports communication.
Note: Tackle stats in the bio above reflect statistics from coaches film review. Tackle stats in the table below reflect those as awarded by gameday stat crews.

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

Loading the player...

Latest Zaire Patterson News

Zaire Patterson FAQ

What position does Zaire Patterson play for the Clemson Tigers? Zaire Patterson is a Defensive End for the Clemson Tigers
When did Zaire Patterson join the Clemson Tigers? 2021
What years did Zaire Patterson play for the Clemson Tigers? 2021,2022
What is Zaire Patterson's number at Clemson? 91
Did Zaire Patterson play for the Clemson Tigers? Yes
Did Zaire Patterson go to Clemson? Yes
What college did Zaire Patterson go to? Zaire Patterson attended Clemson
What is Zaire Patterson's hometown? Winston-Salem, NC
What city is Zaire Patterson from? Winston-Salem
Where is Zaire Patterson from? Zaire Patterson is from Winston-Salem, NC
How tall is Zaire Patterson? Zaire Patterson currently stands at 6-5
How much does Zaire Patterson weigh? Zaire Patterson currently weighs in at 250 pounds
What state is Zaire Patterson from? NC
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest