Patrick Mertens

285 lbs


Mertens was given a sixth year of eligibility and his return will help the Wyoming Cowboys’ defensive line production. A starter in 2010, 12 and 13, Mertens is likely the most experienced defensive lineman in the league. In his career, he had recorded 107 tackles, 6.5 sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss. He will counted on to be a force in the middle for Wyoming at defensive tackle.

High School

Mertens was a well-decorated player for Sterling High School in Sterling, Colo., where he earned all-conference and all-state honors as a junior and senior and was named the team’s defensive MVP. He was also a four-year letter winner in basketball, earning honorable mention all-conference honors his junior and senior year.


After redshirting in 2009, Mertens found an opportunity in 2010, earnin...

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