By Brad Locke
Despite what his numbers suggest, Tam Patterson was not at his best last season.
Yet he was one of the most productive running backs in Northeast Mississippi. Patterson rushed for a school-record 1,814 yards and scored 23 touchdowns to lead Corinth to an 11-3 record.
He was playing with a hamstring injury he'd suffered the previous spring while running track. The injury limited Patterson's offseason football work, and he spent a lot of time on the bench in the second half of games.
"I tell you what's been impressive about Tam is the mindset of whatever he's got to do to be successful, he's going to do it," Corinth coach Todd Lowery said. "He just pushes everybody. He pushes himself just as hard."
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