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|No. -- Free Agent|
|Date of birth:April 19, 1981|
|Place of birth: Birmingham, Alabama|
|Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||Weight: 284 lb (129 kg)|
|College: Alabama State|
|Undrafted in 2003|
|Debuted in 2005 for the Amsterdam Admirals|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Career UFL statistics as of 2009|
|Stats at UFL-Football.com|
Earl Cochran, Jr (born April 19, 1981 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at Alabama State.
Green Bay PackersEdit
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.
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.
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 resigned 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.