It was a shocking development at Philadelphia Eagles camp on Wednesday as former USC standout Mike Patterson collapsed and suffered a seizure during practice according to ESPN. Make the jump for further details.
The 28 year old defensive tackle fell to the ground between plays at the team's morning practice, and immediately began shaking violently without control. Thankfully help was right by his side as he was tended to by head trainer Rick Burkholder and his staff, as well as some help from rookie offensive lineman Danny Watkins, who just so happens to be a a trained firefighter. The episode didn't too last long, about four minutes according to witnesses, but he was said to be fully alert, stable, even cracking jokes once coming to. Patterson was taken to the nearby Lehigh Valley hospital for further tests.
The Eagles' first-round pick out of USC in 2005, Patterson has started 84 games for Philly during his tenure and played in 95 games, the most of any player on their current roster. He was one of the best tackles in the NCAA while at USC, making the All-Pac-10 team multiple times during his time under former coach Pete Carroll.