Patrick Queen

American football player (born 1999)

American football player
Patrick Queen
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Queen with the Ravens
No. 6 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Personal information
Born: (1999-08-13) August 13, 1999 (age 24)
Ventress, Louisiana, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school:Livonia (LA)
College:LSU (2017–2019)
NFL draft:2020 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28
Career history
  • Baltimore Ravens (2020–2023)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2024–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:454
Forced fumbles:5
Fumble recoveries:6
Pass deflections:15
Defensive touchdowns:1
Player stats at · PFR

Patrick Queen (born August 13, 1999) is an American football linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU and was drafted 28th overall by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2020 NFL draft.

Early years

Born to Dwayne and Mary Sue Queen, Queen grew up in Ventress, Louisiana, as the youngest (and only son) out of four children.[1][2] He played football in middle school at False River Academy before moving on to high school. He later attended Livonia High School, where he played on the football team as both a linebacker and running back.[3] Queen was a member of Livonia High School's 2014 state championship football team.[4] As a senior in 2016, he rushed for 1,487 yards and 19 touchdowns on offense and had 66 tackles, seven tackles for losses, and six passes broken up on defense.[5] Queen participated in the 2014 National Combine, and received first team honors as a cornerback.[6]


Despite his four-star prospect rating, Queen had relatively few offers from Power Five conference schools, particularly the Southeastern Conference, where he had long been interested in playing.[1] Queen's early offers came from smaller schools Tulane, Louisiana, Louisiana–Monroe, Colorado State, McNeese State, Louisiana Tech, and South Florida before receiving offers from Nebraska, Indiana, and his preferred destination of LSU, where he committed without any additional school visits on February 28, 2016.[1][7] Queen became the first player from Livonia to receive a scholarship from LSU.[1] Queen's recruiting profile was complex, as each major sports recruiting website listed him at a different position. 247Sports, which listed him as a versatile athlete,[note 1] ranked him as the 17th best ATH in the country, and the 12th best player from Louisiana.[8] Rivals, which listed him as an outside linebacker, ranked him as the 13th best OLB in his class and 8th best recruit from Louisiana.[7], which listed him as a running back, ranked him the 30th best RB in the country and the 14th best recruit from Louisiana.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Patrick Queen
Livonia, LA Livonia (LA) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 204 lb (93 kg) 4.72 Feb 27, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 214  247Sports: 298  ESPN: N/A
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


  • "Patrick Queen, 2017". Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  • "2017 Team Ranking". Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  • "Patrick Queen". Retrieved February 4, 2021.

College career

Queen at the post-game presser for the 2020 National Championship game where he was named Defensive MVP.

Queen made six tackles in 12 games played as a true freshman.[9] He finished his sophomore season with 40 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss and a sack.[10] Queen entered his junior year on the watchlist for the Butkus Award.[11] Queen finished the regular season with 69 tackles (eight for a loss), 2.5 sacks, three pass deflections, two breakups, an interception and a fumble recovery.[12] Queen was named the Defensive MVP of the 2020 National Championship Game after making eight tackles with 2.5 for a loss and a combined sack against Clemson.[13] Following the end of the season Queen announced that he would forgo his senior season to enter the 2020 NFL draft.[14]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 0+14 in
(1.84 m)
229 lb
(104 kg)
31+58 in
(0.80 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
4.50 s 1.58 s 2.64 s 35.0 in
(0.89 m)
10 ft 5 in
(3.18 m)
18 reps
All values from NFL Combine[15][16]

Baltimore Ravens


Queen (#6) playing against the Los Angeles Chargers in 2021.

Queen was selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the 28th pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.[17] He is the first LSU player the Ravens have ever drafted.[18] Queen made his professional debut in a 38–6 win against the Cleveland Browns recording a team high eight tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.[19]

In Week 5 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Queen led the team with nine tackles, recorded a strip sack on former LSU teammate Joe Burrow that he also recovered, and recovered a fumble lost by Mike Thomas which he returned for a 53-yard touchdown during the 27–3 win.[20] On October 14, 2020, Queen was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Week 5.[21] He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on November 3, 2020,[22] and activated four days later.[23] In Week 13 against the Dallas Cowboys, Queen recorded his first career interception off a pass thrown by Andy Dalton during the 34–17 win.[24] He finished his rookie season starting all 16 games. He recorded 106 total tackles (66 solo), one interception, two passes defended, and two forced fumbles.[25]


In 2021, Queen changed his jersey number from #48 to #6 following the relaxation of the NFL's jersey number rules.[26] In the 2021 season, he started in all 17 games. He finished with two sacks, 98 total tackles (68 solo), one pass defended, and one forced fumble.[27]


In the 2022 season, he started in all 17 games. He recorded five sacks, 117 total tackles (79 solo), two interceptions, six passes defended, and one forced fumble.[28]


Queen had his fifth-year option declined before the season. He would nevertheless set a career-high in tackles and tied his career-high in pass-breakups. He was named to his first Pro Bowl prior to Week 18.[29]

Pittsburgh Steelers


On March 15, 2024, Queen signed a three-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.[30]

NFL career statistics

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
G GS Comb Solo Ast Sack Int Yds Lng TD PD FF FR Yds TD
2020 BAL 16 16 106 66 40 3.0 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 53 1
2021 BAL 17 17 98 68 30 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
2022 BAL 17 17 117 79 38 5.0 2 11 11 0 6 1 2 5 0
2023 BAL 17 17 133 84 49 3.5 1 21 21 0 6 1 1 0 0
Career 67 67 454 297 157 13.5 4 32 21 0 15 5 6 58 1


  1. ^ Abbreviated as ATH, this is a recruiting designation used when a player is likely to be recruited at a different position than the one they played in high school.


  1. ^ a b c d Roser, Jerit (February 28, 2016). "Patrick Queen's LSU commitment marks history, 'destiny'". Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  2. ^ "Patrick Queen: Miracle Child". BRProud News - NBC Local 33, Baton Rouge, LA. January 14, 2020. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  3. ^ Kubena, Brooks (September 20, 2019). "Patrick Queen is the 'miracle baby' dedicated to LSU from birth; 'One of our best players'". The Advocate. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  4. ^ Fambrough, Robin (August 13, 2016). "Livonia running back Patrick Queen relishes chance to get defensive". The Advocate. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  5. ^ Doucet, Jacques (January 13, 2020). "EYE ON THE TITLE: Patrick Queen, parents, and coaches reflect on LSU LB's legendary career at Livonia High School". WAFB. Gray Television. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  6. ^ "US Army Combine: All-Combine Team". 247Sports. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Patrick Queen, 2017 Outside linebacker". Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  8. ^ "Patrick Queen, Livonia , Athlete". 247Sports. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  9. ^ Rabalais, Scott (October 23, 2018). "LSU's Patrick Queen tops rotation in Devin White's place; Garrett Brumfield works out; other practice notes". The Advocate. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  10. ^ Miller, Brody (November 14, 2019). "'I've never met anybody who wants it more than he does': Appreciating the patience of Patrick Queen". The Athletic. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  11. ^ Auzenne, Josh (July 22, 2019). "LSU leads nation with 4 linebackers named to Butkus Award Watch List". WAFB. Gray Television. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  12. ^ Helmer, Joey (December 26, 2019). "LSU's Queen: OU O-line, backs not great, "going to dominate"". CBS Interactive. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  13. ^ Just, Amie (January 13, 2020). "Patrick Queen-led defense helps LSU fend off Clemson". The Advocate. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  14. ^ Embody, Billy (January 15, 2020). "Patrick Queen declares for 2020 NFL Draft". CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  15. ^ "Patrick Queen Combine Profile". Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  16. ^ "2020 Draft Scout Patrick Queen, LSU NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". Retrieved June 10, 2022.
  17. ^ Karpovich, Todd (April 23, 2020). "Ravens Take Patrick Queen In First Round of NFL Draft". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  18. ^ Shaffer, Jonas (April 24, 2020). "Ravens select LSU linebacker Patrick Queen in first round of NFL draft: 'It was kind of a no-brainer for us'". Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  19. ^ "Ravens' Patrick Queen: Tackle leader in NFL debut". RotoWire. September 14, 2020. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  20. ^ "Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens – October 11th, 2020". Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  21. ^ Gordon, Grant (October 14, 2020). "Cardinals QB Kyler Murray, Steelers WR Chase Claypool among Players of the Week". National Football League. Retrieved October 14, 2020.
  22. ^ "Ravens place Judon, Queen, 5 others on Reserve/COVID 19 list". November 3, 2020. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  23. ^ Hensley, Jamison (November 7, 2020). "Baltimore Ravens activate six defenders off reserve/COVID-19 list". Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  24. ^ "Dallas Cowboys at Baltimore Ravens - December 8th, 2020". Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  25. ^ "Patrick Queen 2020 Game Log". Retrieved May 31, 2023.
  26. ^ Oestreicher, Kevin (May 18, 2021). "Patrick Queen switching to No. 6, ditches No. 48". Ravens Wire. Retrieved May 31, 2023.
  27. ^ "Patrick Queen 2021 Game Log". Retrieved May 31, 2023.
  28. ^ "Patrick Queen 2022 Game Log". Retrieved May 31, 2023.
  29. ^ "2024 Pro Bowl Games: Complete AFC roster revealed". NFL. January 3, 2024. Retrieved January 3, 2024.
  30. ^ "Queen signed to three-year contract". March 15, 2024.

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