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Ex-NFL player tackles world-record wapiti

Former Green Bay Packer Shawn Patterson arrows a typical Arizona bull, set to eclipse Pope & Young Club standard.

Updated: January 12, 2006, 9:28 PM ET
By Lynn Burkhead | ESPNOutdoors.com associate editor — Jan. 12, 2006

Why wouldn't Arizona archer Shawn Patterson be smiling? The former gridiron pro tagged a 7x7 typical elk in Arizona; the bull taped to 414 0/8 inches net and is poised to overtake the world-record standard of 409 2/8 inches.

Editor's note: The following feature is an exclusive to ESPNOutdoors.com.

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Through his years as a defensive lineman at Arizona State University and with the Green Bay Packers, Shawn Patterson has grown accustomed to seeing things on a grand ...

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