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Colin Cole
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Colin Cole

Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, FL

High School:
South Plantation HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 307

Position:
Defensive Line

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2003 NFL Draft - - Signed as a free agent with Minnesota Vikings.

Hawk-Item - -Ranks 43rd in career tackles with 213 . . . key member of Iowa defense that ranked fifth in the nation in rushing defense (81.9) . . . one of four seniors named to team Leadership Group for the 2002 season . . . one of two true freshmen to see action in 1999.

2002 Honors - - Second team all-America by The Sporting News . . . second team all-America by CNNSI.com . . . first team all-Big Ten . . . co-Most Valuable Player, defense . . . permanent team captain, defense . . . Iron Hawk Award . . . selected to participate in Senior Bowl.

2002 - - Started at defensive tackle in all 13 games . . . four solo tackles and four assists in season opening win over Akron . . . two solo tackles and one assist in win at Miami, including two tackles for loss and one QB sack . . . six solo tackles and four assists vs. Iowa State, including three tackles for loss, one QB sack and one QB pressure . . . four solo tackles, two assists and three QB pressures in win over Utah State, including one QB sack for minus eight yards . . . four solo tackles, two assists and two QB pressures in win at Penn State, along with a recovered fumble that led to an Iowa touchdown . . . recorded two tackles for loss, including one QB sack . . . two solo tackles, two assists, one pass break-up and one QB pressure in win over Purdue . . . recorded five solo tackles, one assist and a recovered fumble in win over Michigan State . . . six solo tackles and three assists in win at Indiana, including one QB sack for minus four yards and one QB pressure . . . four solo tackles and two assists in win at Michigan, with three tackles for loss, two QB sacks and three QB pressures . . . key member of Iowa defense that held Michigan to 22 yards rushing and 171 yards total offense . . . four solo tackles and two assists in win over Wisconsin as Iowa held Badgers to 78 rushing yards and 215 yards total offense . . . also had one QB sack and two QB pressures . . . three solo tackles and two assists in win over Northwestern, along with one QB pressure . . . seven solo tackles and two assists in win at Minnesota as defense held top rushing team in the Big Ten to 80 net yards rushing . . . also had three tackles for loss, one QB sack, two QB pressures and a caused fumble that led to Iowa?s final touchdown of the game . . . recorded five solo tackles and two assists in Orange Bowl vs. Miami, including two tackles for loss and one QB sack.

2001 Honors - - honorable mention all-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . 2001 - - started all 11 games at defensive end . . . game captain vs. Northwestern . . . season totals include 40 solo stops and 24 assists, with 15 tackles for minus 45 yards, six QB sacks for minus 29 yards, four QB pressures, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery . . . three solo tackles and two assists vs. Kent State, with one tackle for loss and a QB pressure . . . two solo tackles and two assists, including one tackle for loss, vs. Miami . . . four solo tackles, one assist, one tackle for loss and one QB pressure in win over Penn State. . . Six solo tackles and three assists at Purdue, with two tackles for loss . . . three solo tackles, including one tackle for loss, at Michigan State . . . two solo tackles and one assist in win over Indiana . . . four solo tackles and three assists vs. Michigan, with one tackle for loss and one QB pressure . . . six solo tackles and four assists at Wisconsin, including three tackles for loss, two QB sacks and a QB pressure . . . four solo tackles and two assists in win at Northwestern, with a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery . . . three solo tackles, two assists and a QB sack in win over Minnesota . . . one solo tackle and four assists at Iowa State, with two QB sacks . . . two solo tackles in Alamo Bowl win over Texas Tech, including one QB sack . . . 2000 - - saw action in 11 of 12 games in defensive line, with one start . . . did not play at Illinois due to injury . . . recorded 39 total tackles, including 25 solo stops and 14 assists . . . had seven tackles for loss and five QB sacks, plus three QB pressures . . . two tackles vs. Kansas State . . . three tackles vs. Western Michigan, including one tackle for loss and a QB sack . . . four tackles vs. Iowa State . . . seven tackles, including four solo stops, vs. Nebraska . . . three tackles, including one tackle for loss, at Indiana . . . had five tackles vs. Ohio State, including three solo stops and one QB sack . . . three solo tackles, including one QB sack, vs. Wisconsin . . . three solo tackles and one assist in win at Penn State . . . four solo tackles and two assists in win over Northwestern, including three tackles for loss and two QB sacks . . . two solo tackles vs. Minnesota in his only start of the season . . . 1999 - - played in nine of 11 games, missing two games due to injury . . . recorded 25 tackles, with 17 solo stops and eight assists . . . tied for second on the team with seven tackles for loss and also recorded three QB sacks . . . two tackles vs. Nebraska is first college game . . . two tackles at Iowa State . . . three solo stops, including one tackle for loss, vs. Northern Illinois . . . five solo tackles and one assist vs. Penn State, including three tackles for loss and a QB sack . . . four tackles, including a sack, vs. Indiana . . . two tackles at Ohio State . . . three solo tackles, one assist and one tackle for loss vs. Illinois . . . missed final two games of the season due to injury.

High school honors - - Named second team all-state as defensive lineman and first team all-county . . . selected for North-South Broward all-star game and Dade County all-star contest . . . Career - - competed for prep team that posted 9-3 record and advanced to second round of Class 5A state playoffs . . . along with football honors is an outstanding wrestler . . . won state wrestling title as a senior . . . four-time county heavyweight champion and three-time regional champ . . . posted 23-1 record as a junior and was named Outstanding Wrestler in Broward County.

Personal - - Born 6/24/80 . . . psychology major . . . was not allowed to play little league football because he was too big . . . parents are Lloyd and Rose Cole . . . high school coach was Dan Marguriet.

Cole's Collegiate Defense Stats

Year Solo Ast. Total T/Loss Sacks QBH PBU FF RF
Freshman 17 8 25 7/19 3/12 0 0 0 0
Sophomore 25 14 39 7/20 5/16 3 0 0 0
Junior 40 24 64 15/45 6/29 4 0 2 1
Senior 56 29 85 18/61 9/49 16 1 1 2
Totals 138 75 213 47/145 23/106 23 1 3 3
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