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Jacorius Cotton
Jacorius  Cotton

RS Senior

LaGrange, Ga.

High School:
Troup County HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 197




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All-Conference USA (2014 – Honorable Mention)

2014 (Redshirt Senior): Named All-Conference USA (Honorable Mention) … Played in all 12 games on the year, making 10 starts … Led the team with 73 total tackles, including a team-high 48 solo stops … Recorded 3.0 tackles for loss, including a sack … Broke up five passes while forcing and recovering a fumble … Had a season-high 10 tackles at Middle Tennessee, notching a season-best nine solo stops … Notched eight tackles against Alcorn State and UTSA, while posting seven stops against Mississippi State and No. 3 Alabama … Registered a sack for nine yards against No. 23 Marshall with TFLs against Middle Tennessee and Louisiana Tech … Forced a fumble against Appalachian State and recovered a fumble versus LA Tech … Notched pass breakups against Mississippi State, Alcorn, App State, LA Tech and UTEP.

2013 (Senior): Did not compete during the season, taking a redshirt.

2012 (Junior): Started six games on the year and appeared in nine games overall … Started the first five games before an injury in the Boise State game sidelined him for much of the remainder of the season … Started the final game at Memphis … Posted 41 total tackles and forced a fumble.

2011 Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl: Tied a team-high with seven tackles … Picked off a pass in the first quarter and returned it six yards.

2011 (Sophomore): Took over a starting safety role as a sophomore and started all 14 games … Notched a single-game high for tackles on the season with 17 at UAB … Tied for second on the team in tackles with 98 (54 solo, 44 assisted), recording eight or more tackles in four games … Picked off a pass at Virginia and against Nevada … Registered six pass break ups and also forced one fumble … Knocked down a two-point conversion attempt on the final play of the UCF game to preserve the win.

2010 Beef O’Brady’s Bowl: Tallied one assisted tackle in the game.

2010 (Freshman): One of seven true freshmen to see action during the year … Played in all 13 games on the season, seeing time extensively on special teams … Posted 12 tackles (three solos), six of which came on kickoff and one on the punt teams … Had season-high five tackles against Prairie View … Added four stops versus Marshall.

High School: Three-star athlete by and earned two stars from … Four-year letterwinner for Bubba Jeter at Troup County High School playing on both sides of the football, concentrating mostly in the secondary during his senior campaign … Earned Troup County All-Purpose, Running Back of the Year, Iron Man and Defensive Player of the Year awards … Named team’s Offensive Most Valuable Player at the inaugural Columbus Valley High School Awards luncheon.

Personal: Full name is Jacorius Deshon Cotton … Son of Carla Cotton and Dwight Gates … Born on Oct. 29, 1991 in LaGrange, Ga. … Majoring in sport management.

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