Seguin ISD Celebrates Black History Month - Teyran Patterson

Teyran Patterson


Teyran Patterson, Matador class of 1998 and Seguin native, was lovingly known by his family and friends as “Ty.” The community remembers Teyran as a clean cut, honest, truth speaking, and fair young man that would give the shirt off of his back to anyone in need. He attended Juan Seguin, Ball Elementary, Weinert Elementary, Saegert Middle School and Seguin High School.


He was a standout athlete from a young age, starting on the little league fields that are named in his honor today. He played second and third base and was a home run hitter. In senior league he hit four home runs in one game. He also played football, basketball and track at Seguin High School. He attended Cisco Junior College on a full scholarship where he suffered a concussion that ended his football career. After leaving Cisco JC, he attended Texas State University and earned a degree in Criminal Justice.


A friend of the Patterson family and a TPWD game warden captain saw Tyran at a river outing and insisted that he explore a career as a game warden. Teyran was a graduate of the 51st Texas Game Warden Academy in 2005 and was stationed in Johnson County. On May 30, 2007 Teyran lost his life in the line of duty while working with his partner to recover a girl’s body in the raging waters of the Paluxy River near Cleburne. In 2017, Guadalupe County and state officials honored Ty by dedicating State Highway 123 Business in his honor. Teyran will always be remembered for his service, pure heart and contagious smile.