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Lobo athlete excelling in the classroom

Brandon Ortega
Updated: July 20, 2020 06:30 PM
Created: July 20, 2020 06:04 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- At 20 years old, UNM receiver Cedric Patterson has accomplished a lot.

He's competes for the Lobos in football and track. He's also working hard in the classroom.

By the time Patterson graduated from Crosby High School in Texas, he had finished two years worth of college credits. 

"From 7 to 10:30, I worked on college courses and then from 11 two 2:45, I will be in high school and I did that from junior year all the way until I graduated from high school,"  Patterson said.

The extra credits helped Patterson earn his bachelor's degree at 19 years old.

"I enrolled in graduate school after graduation," he said. "I got excepted a couple weeks ago so right now I'm working on a masters in sports administration and eventually I'm gonna finish my masters and try to get into a doctorate program."

With a bachelors degree is in psychology, Patterson plans to tackle one of the heaviest subjects in sports. 

"People like to downplay mental health and how it's really not that important," he said. "People really don't struggle with it but in reality having self-awareness and knowing what you're going through allows you to be better on the field as well as in life."

Patterson said he wants to eventually become a team psychologist.

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