Football: Prep’s Patrick Conte to play for Yale University

Patrick Conte signed to play football at Yale University on Feb. 1. Pictured with Conte are Athletic Director Tom Curran, Mark Cirilli (quarterback coach), head coach Keith Hellstern and Principal Dr. Robert Perrotta.

Fairfield Prep senior Patrick Conte will attend and play football at Yale University.

As the starting quarterback for the past two seasons, Conte led the Jesuits to a 5-5 record in 2015 and a 6-4 record in 2016.

He finished his Prep career with 14 touchdown passes and 1,648 passing yards.

He also rushed for 277 yards and seven touchdowns in his career.

Conte was a captain in his senior year for head coach Keith Hellstern and was a year round leader for the team in the weight room and during off-season training.

In the classroom, Conte is a Summa Cum Laude honor student and a member of the National Honor Society, where he serves as a peer tutor to underclassmen.

He gives back to the community through his volunteer work in the after-school program at the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport.

Conte has also volunteered with the Newtown Youth Flag Football program, and was a lead camp counselor at the Fairfield Prep Football Camp last summer.

He has attended a Kairos spiritual retreat with the Fairfield Prep Campus Ministry program, and has also volunteered at Fairfield Prep Open Houses.

Conte plans on studying Economics at Yale.

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