Colin Cole (American football)

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Colin Cole
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Cole in action in a 2008 preseason game.
No. 91     Carolina Panthers
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-06-24) June 24, 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth: Toronto, Ontario
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 328 lb (149 kg)
Career information
High school: Plantation (FL) South
College: Iowa
Undrafted in 2003
Debuted in 2004 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 9, 2013
Tackles 224
Sacks 5.5
Forced Fumbles 1
Stats at NFL.com

Colin Anthony Cole (born June 24, 1980) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a part of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at Iowa.

Cole has also played for the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers.

Early years[edit]

Born in Toronto, Canada, Cole moved to Florida at the age of 5. He attended South Plantation High School, where he excelled in football and wrestling. He was named second-team all-state in football, and won the state wrestling title as a senior defeating John Ufferfilge in the state finals. And on Friday, October 24, 2008 his football jersey number (number 34) was officially retired at South Plantation High School, only the second number in school history to be retired besides All-Pro Linebacker, Bobby Michelin.

College career[edit]

Cole went to the University of Iowa on a football scholarship.

Professional career[edit]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Upon graduation Cole played on the practice squad of the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings before being signed to the active roster by the Packers.

The Packers extended a second-round ($1.417 million) tender to Cole a restricted free agent . Cole needed this higher tender because he was originally undrafted.

Cole was re-signed by the Green Bay Packers on April 17, 2008.

Cole became an Unrestricted Free Agent on February 27, 2009.

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Cole was signed by the Seattle Seahawks on March 1, 2009; his five-year contract is worth $21.4 million, including $6 million in guaranteed money.[1]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Cole was signed by the Carolina Panthers on February 8th, 2013, after being out of the NFL for nearly two years for 1 year, $840,000 and no guaranteed money.

References[edit]

  1. ^ DT Cole Agrees to Deal With Seahawks Yahoo Sports, March 1, 2009

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