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  • WATCH: Franklin Pierce QB Willie Patterson is small in stature, gargantuan in game

    Franklin Pierce quarterback Willie Patterson stands at a generous 5-foot-9, but he is the reigning 2A SPSL offensive player of the year after throwing for more than 3,000 yards and rushing for almost 800 last season. But coaches and teammates most appreciate his growth as a leader and the many adversities he's overcome to get to this point.

Franklin Pierce quarterback Willie Patterson stands at a generous 5-foot-9, but he is the reigning 2A SPSL offensive player of the year after throwing for more than 3,000 yards and rushing for almost 800 last season. But coaches and teammates most appreciate his growth as a leader and the many adversities he's overcome to get to this point. By TJ Cotterill tcotterill@thenewstribune.com
Franklin Pierce quarterback Willie Patterson stands at a generous 5-foot-9, but he is the reigning 2A SPSL offensive player of the year after throwing for more than 3,000 yards and rushing for almost 800 last season. But coaches and teammates most appreciate his growth as a leader and the many adversities he's overcome to get to this point. By TJ Cotterill tcotterill@thenewstribune.com

Franklin Pierce QB Willie Patterson finds motivation in adversity

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