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Justin Cole
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Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-11-22) November 22, 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth: Pasadena, California
Career information
College: San Jose State
Undrafted in 2010
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Kansas City Chiefs ( 2010 2011)*
Career highlights and awards
*2× All-WAC Second Team (2008, 2009)
Tackles     9
Sacks     0
Interceptions     0
Stats at NFL.com

Justin Alexander Cole (born November 22, 1987) is a retired American football linebacker. He played college football at San Jose State, where in 49 games he recovered five fumbles and forced another four.[1]

Cole has also been a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Rams, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Early yearsEdit

Cole attended Chino Hills High School,[2] where he was credited with 36 tackles and four quarterback sacks and was named his team’s "Most Improved Player" as a senior. He received first-team All-Sierra League and second-team All-Inland Empire honors in 2004.

Regarded as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was not listed among the top prospects of his class.[3]

College careerEdit

After redshirting his initial year at San Jose State, Cole recorded 32 tackles, including 9.5 tackles for loss, and 4.0 quarterback sacks in his freshman year. He earned freshman All-America recognition from the Sporting News. Cole added 36 tackles in his sophomore season.

In his junior year, Cole doubled his career tackle total with 68 stops, and also had 5.0 sacks (sixth in the WAC). He came up with his first career interception, a 62-yard interception return for a touchdown and his single game career best of 12 tackles (1 solo, 11 assisted) against Boise State. He earned a Second Team All-WAC selection, which he also received in his senior year. Cole graduated from San Jose State with a B.S. in business management in 2010.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 3⅛ in 242 lb 4.76 s 1.63 s 2.70 s 4.42 s 7.13 s 34½ in 9 ft 9 in 22 rep

St. Louis RamsEdit

After being signed to the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad on September 4, 2011, he was signed by the St. Louis Rams on November 14.

Cleveland BrownsEdit

Cole signed with the Cleveland Browns on July 24, 2013.[6] The Browns cut Cole on August 30.[7]

Oakland RaidersEdit

Cole was signed by the Oakland Raiders during the 2014 offseason, but was released on August 24, 2014.[8]

Saskatchewan RoughridersEdit

Cole was signed to the Saskatchewan Roughriders practice roster on October 8, 2014.[9] Cole was waived on November 6.[10]

Winnipeg Blue BombersEdit

Cole played in five games for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2015, recording three defensive tackles and two sacks. He played in 11 games for the Blue Bombers in 2016, recording 15 defensive tackles, two special teams tackles, five sacks, one interception and two forced fumbles.[11]

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