Overview
Patrick Chung is a safety for the New England Patriots, who selected him with the 34th overall pick in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Chung played college football at the University of Oregon, where he started all 51 games of his career. Chung is 6 feet tall and weighs 210 pounds.
Prep Career
Chung was not ranked by any of the major recruiting services coming out of Rancho Cucamonga High School in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. He signed with Oregon, after also considering Wyoming and Colorado State.
Freshman Year
After redshirting in 2004, Chung made 91 total tackles and had two interceptions as a freshman. He earned Freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News and Rivals.com, and was selected as the Pac-10 Defensive Freshman of the Year by The Sporting News.
Sophomore Year
Chung had a career-high four interceptions as a sophomore, and finished third on Oregon with 84 total tackles. He earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors for the second consecutive year.
Junior Year
Chung was named a second team All-America selection by the Associated Press for his junior season. He finished the season with 117 total tackles (7.5 for loss) and two interceptions, while also playing regularly on special teams.
Senior Year
Chung wrapped up his career by recording 92 total tackles, two sacks, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, while still playing regularly on special teams. Chung was a first team All-Pac-10 selection for the second straight season.
NFL Career
Patrick Chung was selected in the second round (34th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. Before the 2009 season, Chung signed a four-year contract with New England.

Chung played all 16 games as a rookie for the Patriots, making one start. He finished the season with 37 total tackles and an interception.
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