Martesse Patterson was a former college football player that was huge. He stood at 6’5, and was a big boy. He was recently signed by the Duke City Gladiators to play for the indoor football league. Well, according to reports out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Martesse was shot and killed at the age of 26, earlier this month.
Patterson played college football for Purdue and Tuskegee before coming to the city this past spring as the newest player for the Duke City Gladiators. Police identified him on Monday as the victim of a shooting on Nov. 7.
Patterson was killed outside a building around 1 am. Another person was injured as well and taken to the hospital.
According to KRQE, The Duke City Gladiators hope to work with APD for a future gun buyback program to raise awareness, offering season tickets in honor of Patterson’s memory. The Gladiators say memorial arrangements are still in the works but will likely happen in early December.
We at NFL Draft Diamonds are praying for the family of Martesse Patterson.