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#80 Eric Cotton
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 265
Year: Senior
Hometown: Nampa, Idaho
High School: Columbia
Major: Civil and Envir. Engineering

As a Junior (2015)
• One game played
• One tackle vs. Iowa (Rose Bowl)

As a Sophomore (2014) • Game-by-Game Statistics
• 13 games played
• Three games started
• Seven catches for 128 yards (18.3 yards/catch)
• One catch for 15 yards in career debut vs. UC Davis
• One catch for 19 yards vs. USC
• One catch for 10 yards vs. Army
• One catch for 28 yards at Washington
• One catch for 39-yard touchdown vs. Washington State
• One catch for 14 yards at Arizona State

As a Freshman (2013)
• Did not see action
• Stanford's Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 19)

The Cotton File

• Attended Columbia (Idaho) while playing football under head coach Derek Mertz
• Four-star recruit nation’s 227th-best overall player by 247Sports
• Nation’s eighth-best tight end by 247Sports, 29th by Scout
• Nation’s 19th best Y-tight end by ESPN
• 2012 Tacoma News Tribune Western 100
• 2012 PrepStar All-Central-Region
• Idaho’s top prospect by 247Sports, second by Scout and third by ESPN
• Selected by Team USA to play in 2012 International Bowl
• Played in the 2012 District III East-West Shrine All-Star Game
• 2011 second team all-state and first team all-Southern Idaho Conference
• Earned three varsity football letters
• Played tight end, wide receiver, right guard, outside linebacker and defensive end
• School record holder for yards/catch (22.64), receiving touchdowns (11) and receiving yards (747)
• School record holder for longest reception (94 yards)
• 39 receptions for 715 yards and seven touchdowns in 2012
• 33 receptions for 747 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2011
• Lettered in basketball and track
• Triple jumped 43-5 and finished fourth at state championship
• All-conference basketball player and four-year starter
• Played point guard, forward and center
• Born in Pocatello, Idaho
• Full name is Eric Louis Cotton, Jr.
• Son of Eric and Julie Cotton
     • Father played basketball at College of the Sequoias
• Two sisters, Lanae and Shaniece
     • Shaniece played basketball at Walla Walla Community College
• Majoring in civil and environmental engineering
     • Emphasis in structures and construction