New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced today that the club has agreed to terms with rookie cornerback Johnny Patrick, the Saints' second selection in the third round of 2011 NFL Draft (88th overall).
The 5-11, 191-pound Patrick earned All-Big East Conference first-team honors after recording 49 tackles, one sack, 6.5 stops for a loss, five interceptions and 12 pass defenses as a senior in 2010 at the University of Louisville. During his career with the Cardinals Patrick appeared in 46 games, making 40 starts, and recorded 171 tackles with nine interceptions, 22 pass defenses, one sack, 11.5 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He also displayed acumen on special teams, with two blocked field goals and one blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown.
Patrick was a Justice Administration major at Louisville. He attended Deltona (Fla.) HS before transferring to DeLand (Fla.) HS as a senior. On the prep level, Patrick played RB as a senior and gained 802 yards with 15 touchdowns on 82 carries (10.0 avg.) with two more scores on 19 receptions for a total of 17 scores.