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Montana State’s Willie Patterson runs for, above, and then celebrates a touchdown during Saturday’s game against Drake at Bobcat Stadium. Content Exchange

Willie Patterson thought he had made a shifty move to gain separation from a defender. He was wrong, at least going against Richard Sherman.

The Montana State receiver from Tacoma, Washington, was back near his home, training with NFL stars in seven-on-seven drills. During the coronavirus pandemic, opportunities for players in college and in the pros were limited, so they organized their own workouts. Sherman, a former All-Pro, was defending Patterson.

MSU Football v. Drake (copy)

Montana State's Willie Patterson runs for a touchdown against Drake on Saturday at Bobcat Stadium.

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Montana State’s Willie Patterson catches a touchdown pass while defended by Drake’s Jeran Proctor on Saturday at Bobcat Stadium.

Colton Pool can be reached at or 406-582-2690. Follow him on Twitter @CPoolReporter.

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