Jaret Patterson named Second-Team All-American by Associated Press

The junior running back rushed for 1,072 yards in six games played this season
Jaret Patterson
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University at Buffalo running back Jaret Patterson added another honor to his historic junior season with the Bulls on Monday as he was named as a 2020 Second-Team All-American by the Associated Press.

This honor for Patterson comes just six days after being named as a First-Team All-American by USA TODAY.

The 21-year-old was outstanding in just six games for the Bulls this season, leading the nation with an average of 178.7 yards per-game. He also finished the 2020 campaign tied for second in the nation with 19 rushing touchdowns.

In the team's five regular season games this season, Patterson rushed for 1,025 yards, which tied the FBS record for the earliest time for a player to reach 1,000 yards in a season. He finished the campaign with 1,072 rushing yards, become the first player in program history to rush for 1,000 in his first three seasons.

Patterson made history in the team's Week 4 matchup with Kent State on Nov. 28, where he rushed for 409 yards and eight touchdowns. His eight touchdowns tied the FBS record for the most rushing scores in a single game, while his 409 rushing yards was the second-highest total ever recorded in an FBS game.

Two weeks ago, Patterson was also honored as the MAC Offensive Player of the Year, while also earning the Vern Smith Leadership Award, given annually to the top player in the conference.

Patterson is just the second Bulls player in program history to be named an AP All-American at the FBS level, joining pass rusher Khalil Mack, who earned the honor in 2013.