|Position: Offensive Tackle|
Name Matt Patchan
Place of birth: Tampa, Florida
Height 2.01 m
|High school: Armwood High School|
Weight 136 kg
|Date of birth: (1990-04-02) April 2, 1990 (age 25)|
Role American football offensive lineman
Current team Tampa Bay Buccaneers (#78 / Tackle)
College Boston College Eagles football
Parents Deanne Rachel, David Patchan III
Siblings Brandon Patchan, Scott Patchan
Everything Starts Somewhere - BC's Matt Patchan
Matt Patchan (born April 2, 1990) is a former American football offensive lineman. Patchan played college football at Boston College.
Played senior season (2013) at Boston College and started all 13 games at left tackle. Was named second-team All-ACC as a left tackle after senior year (2013). Earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors after helping running back Andre Williams rush for 263 yards and two touchdowns against Maryland (11/23/13). Part of an offensive line that helped the team rush for at least 100 yards in 11 games, 200 yards in six games, 300 yards in three games and 400 yards in one game. Helped Andre Williams become the 16th running back in FBS history to rush for 2,000 yards in a single season. Prior to playing at Boston College, Patchan attended Florida where he appeared in 27 games with eight starts (2008-2011), playing on both the defensive line and offensive line. Started 7-of-12 games at right tackle in 2011. Missed 2010 season due to injury. Played in first four games of sophomore (2009) season before an injury sidelined him for the rest of the year. Played in 11 games and recorded seven tackles and 1.5 sacks as a freshman (2008).
Patchan signed with the team on May 12, 2014 as an undrafted free agent after a good showing in the rookie free agent mini camp held by the Buccaneers. He was eventually cut during final roster cuts but during the regular season he was resigned to the team's practice squad where he would remain.
One week after the conclusion to the 2014 regular season Patchan as well as 6 other players on practice squads were resigned to 2015 contracts for the summer's training camp.