Colin Cole
Cole in action in a 2008 preseason game.
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Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-06-24) June 24, 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth: Toronto, Ontario
Career information
College: Iowa
Undrafted in 2003
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Minnesota Vikings ( 2003)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Tackles     261
Sacks     5.5
Forced Fumbles     1
Stats at

Colin Anthony Cole (born June 24, 1980) is a former American football defensive tackle who played in the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at Iowa.

Early years

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Cole moved to Florida at the age of 5. He attended South Plantation High School, where he excelled in football and wrestling. He was named second-team all-state in football, and won the state wrestling title as a senior defeating John Ufferfilge in the state finals. And on Friday, October 24, 2008 his football jersey number (number 34) was officially retired at South Plantation High School, only the second number in school history to be retired besides All-Pro Linebacker, Bobby Michelin.

College career

Cole went to the University of Iowa on a football scholarship.

Professional career

Green Bay Packers

Upon graduation Cole played on the practice squad of the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings before being signed to the active roster by the Packers.

The Packers extended a second-round ($1.417 million) tender to Cole a restricted free agent . Cole needed this higher tender because he was originally undrafted.

Cole was re-signed by the Green Bay Packers on April 17, 2008.

Cole became an Unrestricted Free Agent on February 27, 2009.

Seattle Seahawks

Cole was signed by the Seattle Seahawks on March 1, 2009; his five-year contract is worth $21.4 million, including $6 million in guaranteed money.[1]

Carolina Panthers

Cole was signed by the Carolina Panthers on February 8, 2013, after being out of the NFL for nearly two years for one year, $840,000 and no guaranteed money. On April 8, 2014, the Panthers resigned Cole for a 1-year deal. Cole was cut on October 1, 2015.


  1. DT Cole Agrees to Deal With Seahawks[dead link] Yahoo Sports, March 1, 2009

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