TCU football will have three athletes participating in the 2024 East-West Shrine Bowl this year. In addition to safety Mark Perry and offensive tackle Andrew Coker, senior offensive guard Willis Patrick has accepted an invitation to compete in the annual showcase event, which runs on Thursday, Feb. 1 at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas. Patrick has declared for the 2024 NFL Draft after a strong 2023 season in Fort Worth, where he started all 12 games at right guard and was an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention. Patrick transferred in after serving as the starting right tackle for Jackson State in 2022, playing under coach Deion Sanders.
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Patrick’s collegiate career spanned six seasons. The 6-foot-4, 338-pounder from Grand Prairie, Texas started his career at Division II Angelo State, where he earned All-American honors before moving on to Jackson State. Patrick concluded his career at TCU, where he was arguably the most consistent lineman for the Horned Frogs in 2023. Patrick is one of three TCU offensive linemen who will play in postseason showcases. Coker will also play in the Shrine Bowl, while Brandon Coleman will participate in the 2024 Reese’s Senior Bowl.