Patrick Chung Celebrity Life
Weighing around 215lbs and standing at 5’11” tall, Patrick Christopher Chung is an NFL professional. He was born on 19th August 1987.
His father’s name is Ronald Chung who was a music producer and his mother’s name is Sophia George Chung. Currently, he plays as a Strong Safety for the team of New England Patriots.
He was born in Kingston, Jamaica. At the age of 10, destiny brought him to California. In California, he went on to join the Rancho Cucamonga High School as well as their football team as well.
In-School, he started playing as a Safety and Wide receiver. For his brilliant performances, he was selected twice as an All-League selection in the school.
In the year 2004, Chung got himself a seat at the University of Oregon. However, he did not get a chance to play owing to 'redshirting'.
However, in the year 2005, he showed glimpses of his class when he scored 91 tackles including 5 individual tackles.
Due to his performances, he earned a position in the Freshman All American Team as well as an honorable mention for the All-Pacific Ten conference.
The honorable mention was repeated in the year 2006. In 2006, he had four interceptions eighty-four tackles as well as two sacks which earned him the third position in the team.
In the last year of his graduation, he decided to forego his eligibility so that he could go ahead with his plan of entering the NFL draft.
However, he decided to return to Oregon for his last year at college. According to draftscout.com, he was ranked as the 2nd best safety.
Therefore, his actual debut came in the year 2009 when he got selected by the New England Patriots. He was the second 2nd safety who was drafted in that year behind West Michigan Safety Louis Delmas.
In his debut year, he had 2 sacks, 1 pass deflection, 1 interception, and 37 combined tackles against his name. In his first season itself, his team qualified for the playoffs but were beaten by the Baltimore Ravens.
In the 2010 season, he improved his performances and his scoreline read – 9 pass deflections, 3 interceptions, 1 touchdown, and 96 combined passes which included 72 solo passes.
In 2011 season Chung was named as a starter from the first game itself. He was going strong until a foot injury ruled him out for 7 consecutive games on the trot.
In that season he scored 4 pass deflections, 1 interception, 1 sack, and 62 combined tackles. The astonishing part was that he did all of this in just 8 games.
In the 2013 season, he was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles for a 3 years contract which was worth ten million dollars.
However, this particular season was a mixed season for him from the performance point of view as he kept on getting in and out of the team due to injuries and passing coverage issues. Therefore, at the end of the season, the Eagles released him.
In the next season in 2014, he was yet again signed by New England Patriots in a 1 year 1.10 million dollars contract which included a signing bonus of sixty thousand dollars. In that season he had 84 combined tackles out of which 54 were solo as well as an interception against his name.
In 2016, he got his contract renewed as New England Patriots signed him for a 1-year contract worth 5.70 million dollars. In that year he had 91 combined tackles 1 interception, 3 pass deflections, and a sack as well.
In 2018, The patriots once again extended his contract till 2020 where he earned around 7.70 million dollars. This contract was again renewed for the 2021 season.
So far in his career, he has played 153 games and has covered 171 yards with an AV of 47 points.
Awards and Achievements
So far, he has won three super bowl champion awards and has qualified for the First Team – All Pac 10 two times. He also holds the Oregon record for the greatest number of defensive starts – 51.
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