Hutchinson CC Sports Information
Two members of the Hutchinson Community College football program will receive the highest NJCAA honor as members of the 2019 NJCAA Coaches Association Hall of Fame Class.
Two-time Blue Dragon All-American Cordarrelle Patterson and long-time supporter and Hutchinson resident, Dr. Jack Mull, are among five members of the 2019 induction class.
Patterson and Mull join Blinn College's Cam Newton, Navarro administration Roark Montgomery and New Mexico Military's Steve Zabel in the Class of 2019.
Both Patterson and Mull have left an indelible impression on Blue Dragon football.
Patterson is the most-decorated Blue Dragon football player in program history.
Patterson was only the third Blue Dragon ever to be a two-time NJCAA All-American. Patterson was also named the 2011 Jayhawk Conference Offensive Player of the Year. When he completed his Hutchinson career, he owned 16 career or single-season or single-game Blue Dragon records.
In 2011, Patterson caught a career-high 61 passes for 924 yards and he accounted for 1,814 all-purpose yards in helping the Blue Dragons.
Patterson is the first-ever first-round NFL Draft pick in program history after being taken with the 29th overall pick by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2013 NFL Draft.
All he did in an impressive rookie season was set an unbreakable NFL record for the longest kickoff return in league history of 109 yards against the Green Bay Packers. For the 2013 season, Patterson returned 43 kickoffs for an average of 32.4 yards per return, one of the best return averages in NFL history.
In addition to his NFL kickoff record, Patterson became the first NFL player in history to record a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, a 75-yard touchdown reception for a touchdown and a 50-yard rushing touchdown in the same season.
After four seasons with the Vikings, Patterson played one season for the Oakland Raiders in 2017 before going to New England and winning a Super Bowl with the Patriots in 2019. This season, Patterson is with the Chicago Bears.
Last season with the Patriots, Patterson had 21 catches for 247 yards and three touchdowns. He's rushed for 228 yards on 42 carries and one score and has returned 23 kickoffs for an average of 28.8 yards with a 95-yard touchdown.
Dr. Jack Mull
Jack Mull goes way back with Blue Dragon head coach Rhoades, back to his playing days. Mull's support has been a catalyst in the Blue Dragons becoming a national power under Rhoades.
His most notable contribution to what is now known as the Jack Mull Family Football Complex, which houses the Blue Dragon coaches' offices, meeting rooms, locker room and state-of-the art Bob & Lou Peel Weight Room.
That complex opened before the 2014 season.
Inducted as a contributor, Mull guided the introduction of the Salt City Bowl in Hutchinson in 2009, an event that has attracted top-tier programs for 10 years. The Salt City Bowl's ability to garner premier competition stems from Hutchinson's state-of-the-art facility, Gowans Stadium which received a major contribution from Mull who spearheaded the fundraising project.