October 9, 2006

Powercat of the Game: Leon Patton

Some players let actions speak louder than words. Leon Patton is one of those players. Kansas State's true freshman running back exploded for 301 all-purpose yards in his first career start Saturday against Oklahoma State, the most ever by a freshman and fifth-highest total in school history, but Patton had little to say about his electrifying performance afterwards.

Reporters crowded around the 5-foot-7 tailback inside the Vanier Football Complex, and while the questions kept coming, Patton's responses remained short.

Can you talk a little bit about your performance?
"I couldn't have done it all by myself."

What can you tell us about your kick return for a touchdown?
"What about it?"

You have to get a little bit of the credit for that one, right?
"Everybody picked up their block, and I just ran through the hole."

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