Cook (left) at Redskins training camp in 2011.
|Date of birth:July 5, 1987|
|Place of birth: Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)||Weight: 308 lb (140 kg)|
|College: New Mexico|
|NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 229|
|Debuted in 2011 for the Washington Redskins|
|* Washington Redskins ( 2010– 2011)|
|Roster status: Unrestricted Free Agent|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2011|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Erik Marvin Cook (born July 5, 1987) is an American football center of the National Football League (NFL), who is currently a free agent. He was selected by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of New Mexico.
Cook was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was released by the team on September 4, 2010 and was signed to the practice squad the next day. On December 11, 2010, Cook was promoted to the active 53-man roster to fill the roster spot created by the suspension of Albert Haynesworth.
In the 2011 season, Cook made his NFL debut in Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles subbing in as the left guard after Kory Lichtensteiger tore his ACL. In Week 7, Cook would have his first career start, but as center while starting center, Will Montgomery, played left guard. The reason for this being that coaches felt that Cook was a better center than guard.
- ↑ "Redskins sign OL Erik Cook from practice squad". WashingtonPost.com. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/redskins-sign-ol-erik-cook-fro.html. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
- ↑ "Redskins’ Erik Cook is just one lineman who must learn on the fly". WashingtonTimes.com. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/20/redskins-erik-cook-is-just-one-lineman-who-must-le/?page=all. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
- ↑ Jones, Mike (August 31, 2012). "Redskins’ cutdown day begins". WashingtonPost.com. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/football-insider/wp/2012/08/31/redskins-release-qb-jonathan-crompton/. Retrieved 2012-08-31.