The University of Michigan football program announced today (Tuesday, Dec. 19) that quarterback Shea Patterson will join the program as a transfer from the University of Mississippi.
A product of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., Patterson played two seasons with the Rebels. He completed 238-of-392 passes (60.7 pct.) for 3,139 yards and 23 touchdowns. Patterson started all 10 games that he played at quarterback for Mississippi.
In 2017, Patterson started the first seven games before an injury sidelined him for the remainder of the regular season. He completed 166-of-260 passes (63.8 pct.) for 2,259 yards and 17 touchdowns. The first-ever freshman to start three games at Mississippi, Patterson started the final three contests of the 2016 season, completing 72-of-132 attempts for 880 yards and six touchdowns.
A USA Today High School All-American and five-star prospect in 2015, Patterson earned MVP honors at the U.S. Army All-American Game. He led IMG to its first-ever undefeated season in program history after throwing for 1,533 yards and 18 touchdowns after throwing for 5,083 yards and 72 TDs in two years at Calvary Baptist.