Patrick Surtain II

American football player (born 2000)
American football player
Patrick Surtain II
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Surtain with the Broncos in 2021
No. 2 – Denver Broncos
Personal information
Born: (2000-04-14) April 14, 2000 (age 24)
Plantation, Florida, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school:American Heritage
(Plantation, Florida)
College:Alabama (2018–2020)
NFL draft:2021 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
Career history
  • Denver Broncos (2021–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:187
Forced fumbles:1
Pass deflections:36
Defensive touchdowns:1
Player stats at · PFR

Patrick Frank Surtain II (/sərˈtæn/ sər-TANN; born April 14, 2000) is an American football cornerback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama and was drafted ninth overall by the Broncos in the 2021 NFL draft.

Early years

Surtain II attended American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida. He was coached by his father, Patrick Surtain, who played in the National Football League (NFL).[1][2] Surtain II played in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. A five-star recruit, he committed to play college football at the University of Alabama in 2018.[3][4]

College career

Surtain II with Alabama in 2019

As a true freshman at Alabama in 2018, Surtain II started 12 games and recorded 37 tackles and an interception.[5][6][7] He returned to Alabama as a starter in 2019.[8][9]

As a sophomore in 2019, he totaled 42 tackles, three forced fumbles, eight pass breakups, two interceptions (24 return yards), a fumble recovery, and one quarterback pressure.[10]

In 2020, he again returned as a starter at cornerback, earning several preseason All-American honors.[10]

He was named as the defensive MVP of the 2021 Rose Bowl.[11]

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 2 in
(1.88 m)
208 lb
(94 kg)
32+12 in
(0.83 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
4.41 s 1.57 s 2.60 s 39.0 in
(0.99 m)
10 ft 11 in
(3.33 m)
18 reps
All values from Pro Day[12][13]

The Denver Broncos selected Surtain in the first round, with the ninth overall pick, of the 2021 NFL draft.[14] On May 18, 2021, Surtain signed his four-year rookie contract with Denver, worth $20.9 million.[15]

During Week 2 on September 19, 2021, making his first career start due to an injury to Ronald Darby, Surtain recorded his first career interception off of fellow rookie Trevor Lawrence in a 23–13 road victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.[16]

In Week 12, Surtain had five tackles, two interceptions, including a 70-yard pick-six in a 28-13 win over the Los Angeles Chargers, earning AFC Defensive Player of the Week.[17][18] He started in 16 games as a rookie, only missing the regular season finale. He finished with 58 total tackles (45 solo), four interceptions, and 14 passes defended.[19]

Surtain was named to the 2021 All-Rookie Team by Pro Football Focus[20] and the Pro Football Writers of America.[21]

In the 2022 season, Surtain started in all 17 games. He finished with 60 total tackles (46 solo), two interceptions, ten passes defended, and one forced fumble.[22] For his 2022 season, Surtain earned Pro Bowl and first team All-Pro honors.[23][24]

Personal life

He is the son of former NFL player Patrick Surtain.

See also


  1. ^ Fernandez, Andre C. (August 28, 2017). "Ex-Dolphins star Pat Surtain mentors son, leads star-studded American Heritage". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on August 29, 2017.
  2. ^ Byington, Alex (August 21, 2019). "Like father, like son: Alabama CB Patrick Surtain II set to Star at new position". The Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  3. ^ Brousseau, Dave (February 7, 2018). "LSU loses prize recruit Patrick Surtain to Alabama; father says 'he just couldn't pass on it'". The Advocate. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  4. ^ Johnson, Chris (February 7, 2018). "Alabama landed Signing Day 2018's top prospect". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  5. ^ Casagrande, Michael (August 20, 2019). "What former 5-star Patrick Surtain II learned as rookie starter at Alabama". Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  6. ^ Byington, Alex (August 6, 2019). "Sophomore Patrick Surtain II embraces opportunity as Alabama's newest 'star' DB". The Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  7. ^ Byington, Alex (December 13, 2018). "Freshman CB Surtain settling in as one of Alabama's top defenders". The Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  8. ^ Walsh, Christopher (April 2, 2019). "Why cornerback Patrick Surtain II may benefit most from revamped coaching staff". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on November 8, 2019. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  9. ^ Hurt, Cecil (September 26, 2019). "Awareness has served Alabama's Surtain well". Tuscaloosa News. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Patrick Surtain II". Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  11. ^ McNair, Kirk (January 1, 2021). "After Defensive MVP Performance, Patrick Surtain II Looks Ahead". BamaOnLine. Retrieved February 26, 2023.
  12. ^ "Patrick Surtain II, Alabama, CB, 2021 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". Retrieved July 5, 2021.
  13. ^ "Pat Surtain II 2021 NFL Draft Profile". Retrieved April 16, 2023.
  14. ^ DiLalla, Aric (April 29, 2021). "Broncos select CB Patrick Surtain II with ninth-overall pick". Retrieved May 2, 2021.
  15. ^ Robinson, Sam (May 18, 2021). "Broncos, Patrick Surtain II Agree To Deal". Pro Football Rumors. Retrieved February 26, 2023.
  16. ^ Nguyen, Joe (September 19, 2021). "WATCH: Broncos' Pat Surtain II picks off Jaguars' Trevor Lawrence for 1st NFL interception". The Denver Post. Retrieved February 26, 2023.
  17. ^ Scott, Jelani (December 1, 2021). "Bengals RB Joe Mixon, Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette among NFL Players of the Week". Retrieved February 26, 2023.
  18. ^ "Patrick Surtain's first pick-six". November 28, 2021. Retrieved February 26, 2023.
  19. ^ "Patrick Surtain 2021 Game Log". Retrieved February 26, 2023.
  20. ^ Weaver, Sam (January 13, 2022). "Mile High Morning: Pat Surtain II named to PFF's 2021 All-Rookie Team". Retrieved February 26, 2023.
  21. ^ Segars, Zach (January 25, 2022). "Patrick Surtain II and Javonte Williams named to PFWA All-Rookie team". Mile High Sports. Retrieved February 26, 2023.
  22. ^ "Patrick Surtain 2022 Game Log". Retrieved February 26, 2023.
  23. ^ "2022 NFL Pro Bowlers". Retrieved February 26, 2023.
  24. ^ "2022 NFL All-Pros". Retrieved February 26, 2023.

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