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Michael Antonio Patterson (born September 1, 1983) is an American football defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Eagles in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at USC. Patterson is originally from Sacramento, California, but while visiting some family in Los Alamitos, California in between 8th and 9th grades, he decided to stay down there so that he could play football at Los Alamitos High School. He had decided this only after attending a summer football camp with his cousin Jorrel and enjoying the game very much. Mike became a very good player even though he had never played at all prior to the summer camp. As a junior in high school, Patterson was named to the Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team second-team and All-Sunset League first-team honors.