58 Facts About Patrick Chung

1.

Patrick Chung played college football at Oregon and was selected in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Patriots, who he was a member of for 11 non-consecutive seasons.

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Patrick Chung's mother is Sophia George, who was a one-hit wonder in the UK with her 1985 hit "Girlie Girlie" that reached number one in Jamaica, topping the RJR chart for 11 weeks, and was a Top-10 hit in the UK.

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Patrick Chung married her manager Ronald Chung, with whom she relocated to Miami in the mid-1990s and later settled in Los Angeles.

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4.

Patrick Chung is of Chinese descent on the paternal side of his lineage.

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5.

Patrick Chung lived in Jamaica until he was ten before moving to California, where he attended Rancho Cucamonga High School in Rancho Cucamonga, California; he played football as a safety and wide receiver and was a two-time All-League pick.

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Patrick Chung earned All-Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention honors, and a spot on the Sporting News Freshman All-American Team.

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7.

In 2006, Patrick Chung earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention, finishing third on the team with 84 tackles, two sacks, and four interceptions.

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8.

Patrick Chung received the Gordon E Wilson Award, given to the team's top special teams player.

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9.

Patrick Chung broke up nine passes and was credited with a pair of interceptions.

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10.

Patrick Chung garnered Third Team All-American accolades in addition to making the All-Pac 10 first-team for the second consecutive year in 2008.

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11.

Patrick Chung had 92 tackles in 13 games, coming up with two sacks among his 6.

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12.

Patrick Chung caused and recovered a fumble, batted down seven passes and returned his only interception 31 yards for a touchdown.

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13.

Patrick Chung holds the distinction of starting more games than any other defensive player in Oregon history, having started 51 straight games during his collegiate career.

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14.

On January 16,2008, it was announced that Patrick Chung had decided to forgo his last year of eligibility and enter the 2008 NFL Draft.

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15.

Three days later, Patrick Chung announced that he decided to instead return to Oregon for his senior year.

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16.

Patrick Chung went on to attend the NFL Scouting Combine and completed the majority of drills before sustaining a knee injury.

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17.

Patrick Chung was unable to perform the short shuttle and three-cone drill due to the injury.

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18.

Patrick Chung was ranked as the top strong safety prospect in the draft by DraftScout.

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19.

Patrick Chung was the second safety drafted in 2009, one pick behind Western Michigan safety Louis Delmas.

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20.

The second round pick used to select Patrick Chung was previously traded from the Kansas City Chiefs to the Patriots in exchange for Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel.

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21.

Patrick Chung made his first NFL tackle with teammate Darius Butler on cornerback Leodis McKelvin during a 21-yard kick return in the fourth quarter.

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22.

Patrick Chung finished his rookie year with 37 combined tackles, two sacks, a pass deflection, and an interception in 16 games and one start.

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23.

Patrick Chung competed for the job as the starting strong safety against Brandon McGowan and James Sanders.

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24.

Patrick Chung was officially named the starting strong safety to start the regular season, along with free safety Brandon Meriweather.

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25.

On October 4,2010, Patrick Chung made five combined tackles and returned an interception by Chad Henne for a 51-yard touchdown to mark the first score of his career.

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26.

Patrick Chung was sidelined for the next two games due to the knee injury.

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27.

Patrick Chung finished his second NFL season with 96 combined tackles, nine pass deflections, three interceptions, and a touchdown in 14 games and 13 starts.

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28.

Patrick Chung botched the direct snap and recovered the fumble for no gain at New England's 37-yard line.

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29.

Patrick Chung accepted responsibility for the mistake and stated it was his decision to call for the direct snap.

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30.

Patrick Chung explained that he called the audible after discovering the Patriots had an eight on six advantage with their blocking scheme.

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31.

Patrick Chung entered training camp slated as the starting strong safety and was officially named the starter to begin the regular season, opposite free safety Brandon Meriweather.

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32.

Patrick Chung exited the game in the third quarter and returned with a hard cast around his thumb in the fourth quarter.

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33.

Patrick Chung was inactive for the Patriots' Week 3 loss at the Buffalo Bills after undergoing surgery to repair his fractured thumb.

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34.

Patrick Chung was sidelined for seven consecutive games after suffering a foot injury.

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35.

Patrick Chung finished the 2011 season with 62 combined tackles, four pass deflections, an interception, and a sack in eight games and eight starts.

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36.

Patrick Chung started the first six games of the season before sustaining a shoulder injury and missing four games.

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37.

Patrick Chung finished the season with 44 combined tackles, five pass deflections, and two interceptions in 12 games and eight starts.

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38.

Patrick Chung was reunited with Eagles' head coach Chip Kelly, who served as Oregon's offensive coordinator during Chung's last two years.

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39.

Patrick Chung was sidelined for two games due to a shoulder injury.

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40.

Patrick Chung missed another two games due to the injury and lost his starting role to rookie Earl Wolff.

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41.

Patrick Chung regained his starting role in Week 11 and started the last six games of the regular season after Wolff sustained a knee injury.

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42.

Patrick Chung finished his only season with the Eagles with 59 combined tackles and three pass deflections in 12 games and ten starts.

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43.

Patrick Chung's release was widely attributed to his injuries and issues in pass coverage.

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44.

Patrick Chung finished the season with 85 combined tackles, with pass deflections, and an interception in 16 games and 15 starts.

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45.

Patrick Chung was inactive during the Patriots' Week 16 loss at the New York Jets after injuring his hip the previous week.

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46.

Patrick Chung finished the season with 85 combined tackles, nine pass deflections, and a forced fumble in 15 games and 14 starts.

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47.

Patrick Chung finished the 2016 season with 91 combined tackles, three pass deflections, an interception, and a sack in 16 games and 16 starts.

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48.

Patrick Chung finished the 2017 season with 84 combined tackles, nine pass deflections, and a sack in 16 games and 11 starts.

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49.

Patrick Chung's grade was the 42nd highest grade among all qualified safeties during the season.

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50.

On February 4,2018, Patrick Chung started in Super Bowl LII and made six combined tackles before exiting the game with a concussion.

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51.

On May 20,2020, Patrick Chung signed a two-year contract extension with the Patriots through the 2023 season.

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52.

On July 29,2020, Patrick Chung exercised his option to opt out of the 2020 season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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53.

At 33, Patrick Chung announced his retirement from the NFL on March 18,2021, after 12 seasons.

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54.

Patrick Chung's mother, Sophia George-Patrick Chung, is a Jamaican reggae artist who was popular in the 1980s.

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55.

Patrick Chung's father, Ronald Chung, was a music producer and Sophia's manager.

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56.

Patrick Chung had his first child, Taj James Patrick Chung, on September 18,2010.

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57.

Patrick Chung was indicted on a charge of possession of cocaine in Laconia, New Hampshire, on August 21,2019.

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58.

On October 26,2021, Patrick Chung was charged with assault after allegedly pushing a woman to the ground, slapping her face, and breaking her phone outside her home in Milton, Massachusetts.

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