On the seventh day of showcasing Panther football record holders, Saucon Source wants to recognize junior Patrick Morrissey.
Wearing #80, the Second Team All Colonial League defensive end is listed at 6’2″, 215. Patrick also earned 2017 Colonial League recognition for his play as a tight end. Only a junior, his defensive stats are already quite impressive. Patrick finds himself in the 2nd spot for Season Sacks (7). For his career he is credited with 9.5 sacks which puts him 4th overall. He also has 40 Career Tackle Assists which is good for the 19th slot. In addition, Patrick has 22 Season Tackle Assists that are good for the 31st place on the list.
Who’s #1 for sacks in a season? Kevin Branco (2003) is listed with 10 sacks in a season.
Who’s #1 for sacks in a career? Mike Kane (2012-2015) is credited with 12 Career Sacks.
Who’s #1 for tackle assists in a career? Christian Carvis (2012-2015) had 129 career assists.
Who’s #1 for assisted tackles in a season? Christian Carvis (2015) gathered 82 assists.
Coach Phil Sams said it: “Patrick was a second team defensive end and an honorable mention tight end for us in 2017. Patrick is great on both sides of the ball. He should have been a 1st team all league defensive end! He is such a great pass rusher and knows when, and how, to get his hands up on pass. He also does a great job stopping the run. Patrick also deserved more attention as a tight end. He has good hands, runs good routes and knows how to position his body for a catch. Furthermore, he knows all of his assignments and is an imposing blocker. The greatest aspect of Patrick is the fact that he is not done yet. He is only a junior and will only get better!”
Congratulations Patrick, and best wishes in the future. The Source is with you!
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