Earl Cochran

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Earl Cochran
No. 60, 96
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1981-04-19) April 19, 1981 (age 36)
Birmingham, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 287 lb (130 kg)
Career information
High school: Bessemer (AL) Lanier
College: Alabama State
Undrafted: 2003
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-SWAC (2001)
  • Second-team All-SWAC (2002)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Earl Cochran, Jr (born April 19, 1981) is a former American football defensive end. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at Alabama State.

Cochran was also a member of the Amsterdam Admirals, Minnesota Vikings, Houston Texans, and California Redwoods.

College career[edit]

During his senior season for the Hornets, Cochran amassed 9.5 sacks, which earned him All-SWAC honors.

Professional career[edit]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Despite being undrafted, Cochran signed with the Green Bay Packers in 2003. During the 2003 preseason Earl suffered season-ending shoulder surgery and was placed on Injured Reserve, which eventually led to his release from the Packers prior to the 2004 season.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Cochran spent training camp with the Minnesota Vikings in 2005 but was released prior to the regular season. In week 7 of the 2005 season Earl was brought back as a member of the Vikings practice squad.

Houston Texans[edit]

In June 2006 Cochran signed a contract with the Houston Texans, but was release following the final preseason game. Later in week 11 of the 2006 season Cochran was re-signed as a member of the Texans practice squad. In week 16 Cochran saw his first NFL action as a member of the Houston Texans, when he entered into the Texans' 2006 season finale versus the Cleveland Browns and recorded two tackles and two quarterback pressures.

Amsterdam Admirals (NFL Europe)[edit]

In the spring of 2006, Cochran was the starting left defensive end for the NFL Europe Amsterdam Admirals. He started 9 of 10 games and recorded 42 tackles, 9 assists and 5.0 sacks. His 51 total tackles and 5 sacks led the Admirals defense. He led the club to World Bowl XIV eventually losing to the Frankfurt Galaxy, 22–7.

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