Nick Cole

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Nick Cole
Free agent
Guard / Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-07-28) July 28, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth: Lawton, Oklahoma
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 350 lb (159 kg)
Career information
College: New Mexico State
Undrafted in 2006
Debuted in 2006 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2010
Games played 77
Games started 29
Stats at NFL.com

Nicholas Darnell "Nick" Cole (born July 28, 1984) is an American football guard and center who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at New Mexico State.

College career[edit]

Cole played college football at New Mexico State.

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2006 NFL Draft, Cole signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as a free agent. He was named the third-string center behind Jamaal Jackson and Hank Fraley. He was later promoted to second string when Fraley was traded to the Cleveland Browns. He was also inserted as a fullback on short yardage and goal line situations. Besides being listed as a center, Cole is used as the primary backup at both guard positions. He was the lead blocker on many plays that went for touchdowns during the 2006 season. Cole started in place of Max Jean-Gilles when he was placed on injured reserve in 2008.

During the 2009 offseason, he signed his one-year restricted free agent tender to remain with the Eagles.[1] Cole has started in all 14 games for the Eagles in 2009, with six starts coming at left guard due to a foot injury to Todd Herremans, and eight starts coming at right guard. After a knee injury knocked starting center Jamaal Jackson out of the week 16 game against the Denver Broncos, Cole shifted over to center where he played the rest of the game.[2] Jackson's injury was later revealed to be a torn anterior cruciate ligament and Cole stayed at center for the remainder of the year.[3]

On April 7, 2010, Cole signed his one-year restricted free agent tender to remain with the Eagles.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eagles Sign G Cole Yahoo Sports, March 31, 2009
  2. ^ McPherson, Chris (December 27, 2009). "Cole Steps Up After Jackson's Injury". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved 2009-12-27. 
  3. ^ Wulf, Bo (December 28, 2009). "C Jackson Out For Year With Torn ACL". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  4. ^ Mosley, Matt (April 7, 2010). "Eagles sign Nick Cole". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-04-07. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Stacy Andrews
Starting Right Guard of the Philadelphia Eagles
2006-2010
Succeeded by
Kyle DeVan
Preceded by
Jamaal Jackson
Starting Center of the Philadelphia Eagles
2010
Succeeded by
Mike McGlynn