|Date of birth:November 22, 1987|
|Place of birth: Pasadena, California|
|College: San Jose State|
|Undrafted in 2010|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|*Kansas City Chiefs ( 2010− 2011)*|
|Career highlights and awards|
|*2× All-WAC Second Team (2008, 2009)|
|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.
Cole attended Chino Hills High School, 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.
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.
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St. Louis Rams
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
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.
- "Chiefs Sign 11 Rookie Free Agents". WDAF-TV. April 25, 2010. http://www.fox4kc.com/sports/wdaf-chiefs-rookie-selections-042510,0,7185014.story. Retrieved October 22, 2010.[dead link]
- "Justin Cole Stats" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/C/ColeJu00.htm. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
- "Justin Cole Recruiting Profile". Rivals.com. https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Justin-Cole-35540. Retrieved October 26, 2010.
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- "Justin Cole Draft Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=77321&draftyear=2010&genpos=OLB.
- Browns sign Brock Bolen, Justin Cole
- Raiders Announce Transactions
- "Riders Make Roster Moves". oursportscentral.com. October 8, 2014. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4881520. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141205005714/http://www.cfl.ca/page/transactions. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
- "JUSTIN COLE". cfl.ca. https://www.cfl.ca/players/justin-cole/160109/. Retrieved March 15, 2017.