Paris Cotton
Free agent
Date of birth: (1989-11-02) November 2, 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Career information
CFL status: Import
Position(s): RB
High school: Hialeah (Hialeah, Florida)
Organizations
Career stats
Rushes     122
Rushing yards     629
Rushing TDs     4
Receptions     24
Receiving yards     243
Receiving TDs     1
Playing stats at CFL.ca

Paris Cotton (born November 2, 1989) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Central Michigan University and attended Hialeah High School in Hialeah, Florida.[1] He has also been a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL.

Now has transitioned into the business world as creator of the company Principle6. Has transitioned his background from professional athlete to performance coach and celebrity trainer. His company Principle6 is based in Miami Florida and serves clients building physical and mental strength. He attests his success to the building of himself using the six core principles his company is based around. Now taking the same approach to building his clients into the desired best versions of themselves.

College career

Cotton played football for the Central Michigan Chippewas from 2008 to 2011. He finished his career with 1,381 rushing yards and 9 rushing touchdowns.[2]

Professional career

Cotton was rated the 56th best running back in the 2012 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.[3]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 7 in 190 lb 4.43 s 1.53 s 2.56 s 4.40 s 6.81 s 32½ in 10 ft 6 in 18 reps

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Cotton was signed by the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats on April 2, 2013. He was released by the Tiger-Cats on April 23, 2013.[4]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Cotton signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL on April 22, 2014.[5] Cotton began the 2014 regular season as the #2 back behind incumbent Nic Grigsby. Through October, Cotton had 11 rushing attempts for 20 yards. When Grigsby was traded to Hamilton in later that month, Cotton became the starter for the remainder of the season. Starting the last 4 games of the season, Cotton amassed 341 yards on 55 carries (per game average of 85.2 yards on 13.8 carries) with 3 rushing touchdowns. He finished the season with 92 receiving yards from 10 receptions.[5] Cotton began the 2015 CFL season as the Bombers starting running back, leading the team in rushing attempts for the first 7 games of the season. In the middle of August, Paris suffered a broken arm and would miss the remainder of the 2015 season.[6] Cotton finished the season with 56 carries for 268 yards with 1 rushing touchdown. He also contributed in the passing game, catching 14 passes for 151 yards and 1 touchdown. On February 18, the Bomber announced that they had released Cotton.[7]

Calgary Stampeders

Cotton was signed to the Calgary Stampeders' practice roster on September 1, 2016.[8][9]

Colorado Crush

On January 20, 2017 Cotton signed with the Colorado Crush of the Indoor Football League (IFL).


References

  1. "Paris Cotton". 247sports.com. https://247sports.com/Player/Paris-Cotton-56261?Institution=9058. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  2. "Paris Cotton". espn.go.com. http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/stats/_/id/383487/paris-cotton. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  3. "Paris Cotton". nfldraftscout.com. Archived on September 3, 2016. Error: If you specify |archivedate=, you must also specify |archiveurl=. http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=82316&draftyear=2012&genpos=RB. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  4. "Transactions 2013". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on November 1, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20151101033609/http://www.cfl.ca/transactions-2013. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Paris Cotton". bluebombers.com. Archived from the original on November 24, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141124022804/http://www.bluebombers.com/roster/show/id/5871. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  6. "Another bad break for Bombers as Paris Cotton goes down with broken arm". Archived on 2016-02-19. Error: If you specify |archivedate=, you must also specify |archiveurl=. http://www.winnipegsun.com/2015/08/11/another-bad-break-for-bombers-as-paris-cotton-goes-down-with-broken-arm.
  7. "Blue Bombers release Cotton, Peach". 2016-02-19. https://www.tsn.ca/blue-bombers-release-cotton-peach-1.440247.
  8. "Transactions". cfl.ca. Archived on September 3, 2016. Error: If you specify |archivedate=, you must also specify |archiveurl=. https://www.cfl.ca/transactions/. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  9. "Paris Cotton". stampeders.com. Archived on September 3, 2016. Error: If you specify |archivedate=, you must also specify |archiveurl=. http://www.stampeders.com/players/paris-cotton/159437/. Retrieved September 3, 2016.

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