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Quinton Patton Sees Opportunity in 49ers Offense

Take a look at some of the most memorable images from wide receiver Quinton Patton's career with the San Francisco 49ers.

The kids back in Nashville, Tenn., received a boost of energy from their new football coach last week.

Quinton Patton's first annual football camp at Lavergne High School on June 25 saw the gregarious San Francisco 49ers wide receiver entertain and enlighten young football players who aim to follow in his footsteps.

Patton's camp featured instruction from the fourth-year wide receiver and his NFL friends for kids ages 7-18.

The camp was very important to the 6-foot, 204-pound wideout.

"My biggest influence in playing football is making it out of Nashville," Patton told Nashville's 104.5 The Zone via Niners Nation. "Many of us don't make it out. Just keeping working, don't listen to what anybody negative has to say about you, your school, your sports, or anything. Just keep going, no matter what, (I) always keep pushing no matter what."

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Patton went from Coffeyville Community College (Coffeyville, Kan.) to Louisiana Tech University to a fourth-round draft pick of the 49ers in 2013. All along the way, Patton never lost sight of his hometown community.

Giving back to the young football players of Nashville with fundamental drills and 40-yard dash competitions was critical for a player coming off his best NFL season. Patton caught 30 passes for 394 receiving yards and scored his first-career receiving touchdown with a 21-yard grab as the game-winning score against the Baltimore Ravens.

Patton remains motivated for more production in 2016.

"I had an alright year," the receiver said when asked about his '15 campaign. "(I) still missed some plays out there, but (you) can't get them back. (You) just build on them."

Patton enters the 2016 season as one of the most experienced pass-catchers on San Francisco's roster. The Nashville native spent the bulk of the nine-week offseason program as the No. 2 wide receiver opposite of Torrey Smith.

When asked about his new head coach, Patton spoke optimistically about his upcoming role in Chip Kelly's first year with the 49ers.

"There's a lot of opportunity out there with Coach Kelly coming in with his offense and the offense slinging the ball around," Patton said. "There's a lot of competition out there to make plays."

A question about San Francisco's upcoming quarterback competition was also posed to the young wide receiver. In response, Patton was complimentary of both Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick.

"I got respect for all the quarterbacks that are back there, and whichever one's back there, my routes are going to be the same," Patton said. "I just run my routes."

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