Kevin Patrick redshirted in 1989, as UM won a national title, and by 1991, he was a starting defensive end on another national title team.
In 1992, Patrick tied for the team lead in sacks (eight). He emerged as one of the team’s key leaders in 1993, when he registered 10 sacks and was Big East Defensive Player of the Year and an All-American. He finished his career with 23 sacks (fifth all-time at UM) and 174 tackles.
Shoulder injuries, which hampered his final two seasons at UM, ended his brief stint in the NFL. In 1996, he was hired on the inaugural staff at fledgling South Florida. As a defensive line assistant, he developed several future NFL players, including Jason Pierre-Paul, and helped the Bulls’ defense average a No. 32 ranking from 2000-2012. New coach Willie Taggart did not retain Patrick in 2013. After a year away, he was hired as defensive tackles coach at North Texas.
Out in Denton, Texas, he tries to coach as hard as he played.
“I’m branded a Cane,” he said. “People know it. They know how tight we all are. They understand a little bit of why we were so good. Why we were in the position we were in at that time, the legacy we left. It was just a special bond.” Continue Reading by Clicking Here
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