Jamal Rashad Patterson is a 2009 Watkins Award Honoree from McDonough, Georgia. Prior to attending Stanford University, he played high school football at Henry County High School where he was an Academic All-American and maintained a 4.6 GPA while also running track. Jamal Rashad was a 3X State Champion in the 300m and set the state record in 2009. As a football player, he was a Gatorade Player of the Year Finalist, All-State, and Chick-fil-A Player of the Year. Jamal Rashad was selected to play in both the Under Armour and U.S. Army All-American Games. He was rated as a top player in all the recruiting services coming out of high school.