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    Caeveon Patton (88) is pictured during a game at Texas State last season.

PATTON-ted for success

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Time refuses to stand still. Caeveon Patton has certainly learned that, as his senior year is already upon him at Texas State University. The 2017 graduate of Cuero High School wasted no time making a name for himself and providing an impact during the fall of 2017 in San Marcos. Now, nearly three years later, he’s not only one of the top defensive linemen in the Sun Belt Conference; he’s also an undeniable leader for the Bobcats.

Even as a leader, there was no preparation for what would come back in mid-March. The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) shut down spring practice, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

He spent the next two-plus months back home in Cuero, but it was no vacation. Patton has been readily preparing for his senior year.

Since June 1, they’ve been back to team facilitated workouts in San Marcos, but it’s still not quite the same, yet.

“It’s been going good, working out Monday-Friday,” Patton said, his well-known smile beaming through the telephone. “At first, it didn’t feel normal. We had only brought back 60 of 100 [players].

After July 4, the entire team is expected to return. At least, that’s the hope.

“We’re just playing it by ear,” Patton said, knowing things can constantly change.

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