Tag:Ben Patrick
Posted on: February 27, 2012 9:22 am
Edited on: February 27, 2012 9:24 am

Former TE Ben Patrick plays role of hero

By Josh Katzowitz

The last time we heard from Cardinals tight end Ben Patrick, he had just suffered a displaced kneecap in August 2010, and though that injury might sound rather, um, unhealthy, he said he was determined to be ready for that regular season.

It turns out, he was right, as he started in Week 1 and went on to catch a career-high 15 passes that season for Arizona, and though he was out of the league in 2011 following his surprising retirement, that kind of determination clearly isn’t reserved just for the football field.

As AZ Family reports, Patrick played the role of hero last weekend when he helped rescue a group of people who were trapped inside their overturned van following an auto accident on Saturday.

Patrick was driving his Lamborghini on Interstate 17 near Black Canyon, Az., when he came upon a van lying on its side. He stopped his car, and he smelled gas leaking from the van.

"My first thought was just to help the people on the inside," he said. “I ran over and I looked in the front window and everybody was laying sideways and I debated on kicking the window in, but I didn't want to get glass over everyone.”

Patrick retired before the 2011 season, saying he needed to attend to some family and personal matters, but about a month later, he unretired. The Giants held his rights, but released them, making him a free agent. He worked out for the Chiefs but didn’t sign a deal for 2011.

Patrick said he hopes to sign with the Panthers this year. But if not, Patrick can take solace in the fact that he’s already put forth a heroic performance so far in 2012.


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Posted on: August 5, 2010 11:37 pm

Ben Patrick should be OK

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

When you think of the term “displaced knee cap,” that would seem to imply a player who would be out of action for many weeks and many games. Apparently, that’s not true in Cardinals TE Ben Patrick’s case.

Patrick suffered the aforementioned injury in practice Wednesday, but according to the Arizona Republic , he should return to the field for the start of the regular season.

After the injury, Patrick underwent an MRI, which showed no ligament damage. Good news for a club that’s now is nursing three injured tight ends (Anthony Becht has a bad back and Jim Dray had a quadriceps muscle strain) back to health.

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