Patrick Chung was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (34th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft ... Signed by the Patriots (7/27/09).CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASONAL REVIEWS2012 (11/7, 2/0)
- Recorded a career-high three interceptions and a career-best 89 tackles in 2010.
- Blocked a punt,blocked a field goal and returned an interception for a touchdown in the same game at Miami (10/4/10).
2011 (8/8, 3/3)
- Plays in the defensive secondary at safety.
- Started at safety in the win vs. Miami (12/30) and at Jacksonville (12/23) after an injury to Aqib Talib forced Devin McCourty to shift to left corner.
- Made a career-high two interceptions, both coming in the fourth quarter and the second as time expired to seal the win at Jacksonville (12/23). Also tied a season-high with seven tackles.
- Returned to action after missing four games due to injury and posted four tackles at N.Y. Jets (11/22).
- Inactive due to injury vs. Indianapolis (11/18), vs. Buffalo (11/11), at St. Louis (10/28) and vs. N.Y. Jets (10/21).
- Compiled a season-high eight tackles and one pass defensed in the win at Buffalo (9/30).
- Made six tackles and defensed one pass vs. Arizona (9/16).
- Played in eight games due to injury, finishing the season with 67 tackles and one sack.
- Tallied six tackles and a pass defensed in Super Bowl XLVI against the Giants (2/5).
- Made five tackles in a start against the Ravens in the AFC Championship (1/22).
- Started at safety and made four tackles in the Divisional playoff game against the Broncos (1/14).
- Started in his return from injury, tallying seven tackles and one quarterback hit against the Bills (1/1).
- Was inactive due to injury against the Jets (11/13), Chiefs (11/21), Eagles (11/27), Colts (12/4), Redskins (12/11), Broncos (12/18) and Dolphins (12/24).
- Recorded five tackles and pass defensed in a start against the Giants (11/6).
- Led the team in tackles for the third straight week with 15 against the Steelers, adding one pass defensed and a special teams tackle (10/30).
- Led the team with 12 tackles against the Cowboys (10/16).
- Led the team with nine tackles in a start against the Jets (10/9).
- Intercepted a Jason Campbell pass in the end zone to end a Raiders drive and lead to a Stephen Gostkowski field goal to end the first half. Added four tackles in the start (10/2).
- Was inactive due to injury against the Bills (9/25).
- Made five tackles in a start against the Chargers (9/18).
- Started the season opener against the Dolphins and made 9 tackles, one special teams tackle and sacked Chad Henne for a loss of three yards (9/12).
- Made two tackles in a reserve role against the Jets (12/6).
- Made seven tackles and registered two passes defensed in a start against Detroit (11/25).
- Recorded five tackles, a pass defensed and a special teams tackle against the Colts (11/21).
- Was dominant in his return to action after missing two games with an injury, leading the team with 10 tackles and one special teams tackle and recording one pass defensed against the Steelers (11/14).
- Was inactive against the Vikings (10/31) and Browns (11/7) due to injury.
- Recorded one tackle in a start against the Chargers (10/24).
- Started his fifth straight game and made eight tackles against Baltimore (10/17).
- Recorded his first blocked bunt and blocked field goal against the Dolphins in Miami (10/4). Chung blocked a second half punt to give the Patriots a first down at the Miami 15-yard line to set up a 12-yard TD run by BenJarvus Green-Ellis. It was the first blocked punt by a Patriot since Kelley Washington vs. NY Jets (12/16/07). He also blocked a 53-yard field goal attempt in the fourth quarter that was recovered and returned for a touchdown by Kyle Arrington. It was the first blocked field goal for the Patriots since Richard Seymour had vs. Chicago (11/26/06). The last player to block a punt and a field goal in the same game was Houston's Ramon Walker vs. New England (11/23/03).
- Chung also picked up his first interception return for a touchdown when he picked off a Chad Henne pass in the fourth quarter and returned it 51 yards for a TD against Miami (10/4). He registered seven tackles and one special teams tackle in the game.
- In his third start of the season, intercepted a Ryan Fitzpatrick pass in the end zone and returned it 26 yards. Also picked up six tackles and a pass defensed (9/26).
- Led the team with a career -high 14 tackles against the Jets (9/19).
- Registered nine tackles against Cincinnati (9/12).
- Played in 16 games with one start and finished the season with 26 total tackles, two sacks, one interception, one pass defensed and 13 special teams tackles.
- Recorded his first interception in the Patriots 59-0 victory vs. Tennessee (10/8), picking off a Vince Young pass in the fourth quarter.
- Registered his first career sack at Tampa Bay (1/25) in the Patriots 35-7 win at London's Wembley Stadium. Dropped Josh Johnson for a 5-yard loss in the second quarter.
- Made his first start at Indianapolis (11/15) in a nickel defense.
- Played as a reserve in the postseason game vs. Baltimore (1/10), but did not have any tackles.
- As the heart of the Oregon defense, the four-year starter and two-time first-team all-conference honoree continued his role as the defensive quarterback despite altering his responsibilities from rover to more of a free safety as a senior in 2008.
- Started in all 51 games he appeared at Oregon.
- His 384 career tackles at Oregon are tops among non-linebackers and ranks fourth on the Ducks' all-time list.
- Grabbed nine career interceptions for 107 yards and one touchdown.
- Oregon's two-time special teams player of the year and first-team all-conference special teams honoree.
- Participated in more than 100 plays in a game on four occasions
- In 2003, recorded 74 tackles
- Patrick Christopher Chung was born on Aug. 19, 1987 in Kingston, Jamaica to Sophia George-Chung and Ronald Chung.
- Attended Rancho Cucamonga High School and excelled at wide receiver and free safety.
- Patrick's mother, Sophia George, was a recording artist in Jamaica. Her hit single, 'Girlie, Girlie' – a traditional reggae song, topped the charts in 1985.