|Height: 6.06||Born: Kinshasa, Zaire|
|Weight: 360||College: Nebraska|
|Birthdate: 1979-06-27||Years: 2 BC / 10 CFL|
Kabongo was signed as a free agent by the Lions on June 4, 2012.
2012: Patrick played a key role for BC in 2012, suiting up for 15 regular season games as well as the Western Final. With several injuries to offensive linemen, he stepped into the starting lineup six times and helped the club to a league-low 30 sacks allowed.
After serving as the main backup through Week #13, Patrick started the final five regular season games plus the playoff game vs Calgary. Patrick had his personal games-played streak end at 112 when he was placed on the injured list in Week #5.
2011: Patrick dressed for all 18 games in 2011 for Edmonton along with both post-season contests including the Western Final versus the Lions. He moved into a reserve role partway through the season after starting the first eight games and returned to the starting lineup down the stretch and during post-season play. Kabongo stretched his active games played streak to 108 by the end of the regular season.
2004-2012: After an initial tryout with Detroit Lions, Patrick joined the CFL in 2004 as a free agent, signing with Ottawa and was added to their practice roster. He was traded by Ottawa to Edmonton in his rookie season on August 31, 2004 along with DL Clinton Wayne for two draft picks (#1 and #2 in 2005).
He spent the next eight seasons with the Eskimos, earning one all-star nod from the West Division in 2008. He also earned recognition from the CFLPA in 2007 as a league all-star. In 2009, Patrick was the Eskimos’ nominee for Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman and Canadian Player.
He was released by Edmonton on January 12, 2012 and was signed by the Lions during training camp on June 4, 2012.
West Division All-Star: 2008
Kabongo spent four seasons as a defensive lineman at the University of Nebraska, seeing action in 42 games for the Cornhuskers. He started a total of nine games and recorded 110 total tackles along with 2.5 sacks. Patrick was a two-time member of Nebraska’s Brooks Berringer Citizenship Team.
Patrick also attended Vanier Collegiate in Montreal, QC where he played just two seasons of football.
Patrick and his wife Janna make their offseason in Edmonton where he keeps busy with a number of speaking engagements through the winter as well as working for a local software firm. While a member of the Edmonton Eskimos, he was twice-voted as the club’s David Boone Award winner by his teammates for his outstanding community efforts.
Patrick was born in Zaire and moved to Montreal at the age of three. He majored in Criminal Justice while at Nebraska.