33 Patrick George
2010: Played in 13 games and started 12 at cornerback for the 2010 Huskies. Finished second on the team with six pass break-ups and totaled 37 tackles on the year with 26 solo stops. Made his lone interception of the season at Minnesota (9-25). Recorded four tackles, including a half tackle for loss, with one pass break-up, against North Dakota (9-11). Tallied three tackles, all solo, and a pass break-up at Illinois (9-18). Credited with a season-high six tackles against Minnesota (9-25). Tallied four stops against Central Michigan (10-23). Recorded five tackles, four solo, and a pass break-up at Western Michigan (10-30). Had three solo tackles against Miami (Ohio) in the 2010 MAC Championship game (12-3). Tied his season-high in tackles with six, and made one pass break-up against Fresno State with an excellent performance in the 2010 Humanitarian Bowl (12-18).
2009: Totaled 46 tackles, 32 solo, to rank seventh on the team. Broke up a team-leading five passes and intercepted a pair of passes while starting all 13 games at cornerback. Scored his first career touchdown on an 80-yard interception return again Central Michigan (11-27) to ignite a Huskie comeback. Returned his first interception 32-yards against Western Michigan (10-3). His 112 interception return yards in 2009 are second-most all-time at NIU in a year. Made a career-best seven tackles against Wisconsin (9-5), with six solo tackles and a tackle for loss. Had six tackles each against Idaho (9-26) and Central Michigan. Recorded pass break ups versus Idaho, Miami (10-24), Eastern Michigan (11-5), and Ohio (11-21). One of the Huskies' most consistent defender with at least two tackles in 12 games.
2008: Saw action in 12 games, and started the Miami game (10-11) at cornerback. Totaled 20 tackles, 17 solo, with two tackles for loss. Made two stops and intercepted his first career pass against Indiana State (9-20). Credited with a career-best five tackles with one TFL and one pass break-up against Central Michigan (11-12). Totaled two tackles, one for loss, and a pass break up in the Bowling Green game (10-25). Awarded NIU defensive skills player of the week honors after that contest. Tallied at least one tackle in 11 of the 12 games in which he played, and had multiple stops in seven contests.
2007: Played 12 games, and saw action at cornerback, as a kick returner, and on the punt coverage unit as a gunner. One of only 10 defensive players to appear in every game. Totaled 242 all-purpose yards to rank eighth on the team. Had four games with 40 or more all-purpose yards. Made his collegiate debut on special teams in the season-opener vs. Iowa (9-1). Returned four kickoffs for 73 yards, including a season-long 28-yard effort, at Toledo (10-27). Had two returns for 46 yards in the win over Kent State (11-10). Credited with 45 yards on two returns at Central Michigan (9-29). Tallied 40 kickoff return yards on two attempts vs. Eastern Michigan (9-15). Made two special teams tackles in consecutive weeks at Temple (10-6) and vs. Western Michigan (10-13).
High School: Named to first team all-conference squad his senior year. Totaled six career interceptions. Three-year letterwinner. Named team MVP and team captain in 2006 and won the team leadership award. Also a three-time letterwinner in track and a two-time basketball letterwinner. Qualified for the state track meet both his sophomore and junior years. As a sophomore, advanced to the state finals in the 100 meters. His junior season, advanced to the state finals in the 200 meters. Career best in the 100 meters is a 10.4.
Personal: Born Aug. 24, 1989 in Kansas. Son of Florencia and Phillips George. Parents were both scholarship track and field athletes at Wichita State. Majoring in criminal justice. Involved in Big Brothers, Big Sisters organization. Admires Kobe Bryant. Enjoys playing the saxophone. Aspires to become a detective.
GEORGE'S CAREER STATISTICS
GEORGE'S CAREER GAME HIGHS
Tackles: 7, at Wisconsin, 9-5-09
Tackles for Loss: 1, three times, last at Wisconsin, 9-5-09
Interceptions: 1, four times, last at Minnesota, 9-25-10