"There is a lot of luck involved in football," noted his former Lee High coach Keith Wilson.
So it was that, on the first day of practice, "Lo and behold, a black cat walked across the field," Wilson
recalled."And here comes our quarterback (Patterson).And, talk about bad luck, he
walked under the black cat." Wilson
had been requested, due to the number of roasters, to keep his
comments brief."For this occasion," he
said, looking at Patterson, "a short speech is very appropriate."