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Justin Cole

Justin Cole
No. --     Free agent
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-11-22) November 22, 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth: Pasadena, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school: Chino Hills (CA)
College: San Jose State
Undrafted in 2010
Debuted in 2011 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad only.
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× All-WAC Second Team (2008, 2009)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012

Justin Alexander Cole (born November 22, 1987) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football at San Jose State where in 49 games recovered five fumbles and force another four.[1]

Cole has also played for the St. Louis Rams.

Early years

Cole attended Chino Hills High School, where he was credited with 36 tackles and four quarterback sacks and was named his team’s "Most Improved Player" as a senior. He received first-team All-Sierra League and second-team All-Inland Empire honors in 2004.

Regarded as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was not listed among the top prospects of his class.[2]

College career

After redshirting his initial year at San Jose State, Cole recorded 32 tackles, including 9.5 tackles for loss, and 4.0 quarterback sacks in his freshman year. He earned freshman All-America recognition from the Sporting News. Cole added 36 tackles in his sophomore season.

In his junior year, Cole doubled his career tackle total with 68 stops, and also had 5.0 sacks (sixth in the WAC). He came up with his first career interception, a 62-yard interception return for a touchdown and his single game career best of 12 tackles (1 solo, 11 assisted) against Boise State. He earned a Second Team All-WAC selection, which he also received in his senior year. Cole graduated from San Jose State with a B.S. in business management in 2010.[3]

Professional career

St. Louis Rams

After being signed to the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad on September 4, 2011, he was signed by the St. Louis Rams on November 14.

Cleveland Browns

Cole signed with the Cleveland Browns on July 24, 2013.[4] The Browns cut Cole on August 30.[5]

References

External links

  • Kansas City Chiefs bio
  • San Jose State Spartans bio
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