Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts paid off his wager to teammate Cordarrelle Patterson after his Florida Gators lost to the Tennessee Volunteers.
When it comes to college football season, NFL teammates place some friendly bets, especially when the two programs that said players were a part of face off head-to-head. We have already seen that, with Arizona Cardinals backup quarterback Colt McCoy wearing Texas Tech gear after his Texas Longhorns lost to the Red Raiders in overtime in Week 4. Now, there is another wager that has been paid off.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, a former Tennessee Volunteers star, made a bet with tight end Kyle Pitts, who played for the Florida Gators. The Volunteers picked up the 38-33 win over the Gators, which meant that Pitts had to pay off the bet. That was, wearing Tennessee checkerboard overalls.
Patterson posted visual proof that Pitts lived up to his end of the bargain on Twitter.
Kyle Pitts pays off bet with Cordarrelle Patterson after Florida loss to Tennessee
Pitts launched himself into superstardom when playing at Florida. In his three years playing for the Gators, Pitts caught 100 passes for 1,492 yards and 18 touchdowns. His final year saw him recorded 43 catches for 770 yards and 12 touchdowns. Pitts stock skyrocketed, and he was selected fourth-overall by the Falcons in 2021.
Patterson became a shining star in his lone season at Tennessee, as he was a threat as a receiver, runner, and returner. In 2012, Patterson recorded 1,086 yards and eight touchdowns from scrimmage on 71 plays. Patterson also returned 24 punts for 671 yards and one touchdown, and four kicks for 101 yards and a touchdown. Patterson was selected with the 29th-overall pick by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2013 NFL Draft.
The Volunteers were led to victory by quarterback Hendon Hooker, who completed 22-of-28 pass attempts for 349 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for 112 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.
Florida nearly had the comeback of comebacks after cutting their deficit to 38-33 and recovered an onside kick. However, their final drive stalled out, ending with Anthony Richardson throwing an interception as he was being tackled.
Patterson’s Volunteers won, and he got to see his teammate and former Gator wear checkerboard overalls as part of their bet.