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LB Jess Patton

Following the 2009 season, the Midshipmen dipped into the Volunteer State in hopes of striking recruiting gold in Blackman linebacker Josh Patton. While the Murfreesboro native has since left the team, another potential diamond in the rough has since caught the attention of Navy's staff; and he has a very familiar name.

Standing at 6-foot-2 and weighing in at 210 pounds, senior linebacker Jess Patton looks like the spitting image of his brother, Josh, who similarly stood out on the prep field of Blackman High School as a senior during the 2008 season. Following his prep career, the elder Patton brother signed on to join Ken Niumatalolo's Navy team, passing up numerous wrestling scholarship opportunities to be a...

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