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Nathan Cottrell

Nathan Cottrell



Year RS Senior
Height 5-11
Weight 193
Hometown Knoxville, Tenn.
Last School Knoxville West
Nathan Cottrell


2018 (Redshirt Junior): An ACC Honor Roll selection … Appeared in all 13 games as a reserve slot back … Ranked fifth overall on the team and tops among slot backs with 46 carries for 362 yards and four touchdowns (all career highs) … Averaged 7.9 yards per carry … Also caught three passes for 12 yards … Logged at least one carry in 12-of-13 games and multiple carries in 11-of-13 … Opened the season with a 25-yard run against Alcorn State (Sept. 1) … Scored first-career touchdown on a two-yard run against Clemson (Sept. 22) … Torched Bowling Green (Sept. 29) for 46 yards and a touchdown on just five carries … Ran nine times for 90 yards (both season highs) and scored on an 11-yard run in 38-28 victory at North Carolina (Nov. 3) … Toted the ball six times for 51 yards, including a season-long 34-yard gain, in win over Miami (Nov. 10) … Ran three times for 36 yards and scored Georgia Tech’s lone touchdown on a 20-yard run in Quick Lane Bowl vs. Minnesota (Dec. 26).

2017 (Redshirt Sophomore): Emerged as a regular member of Georgia Tech’s rotation at A-back and a key contributor to the Yellow Jackets’ offense … Ranked third on the team in rushing (271 yards) and all-purpose yardage (470) … Averaged a team-best 8.2 yards per carry (min. two attempts) … Recorded 23 of team’s 40 kickoff returns, averaging 20.4 yards per return … After coming into the season with just one career carry, rushed a season-high six times for 79 yards (13.2 avg.) in opener versus Tennessee (Sept. 4) … Carried the ball three times for 24 yards at Miami (Oct. 14) … Had three carries for 83 yards (27.7 avg.), including a career-long 69-yard run that set up Georgia Tech’s first touchdown in a 28-22 win over No. 17 Virginia Tech (Nov. 11) … Ran five times for 43 yards (8.6 avg.), including a 33-yarder that was the long play of the Jackets’ lone touchdown drive against Georgia (Nov. 25).

2016 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in 11 games, primarily on special teams … Notched two special-teams tackles … Served as Georgia Tech’s primary kick returner in five of the final six games of the season … Averaged 20.8 yards over nine late-season kick returns … Picked up six yards on only carry of the season (Sept. 10 vs. Mercer).

2015 (True Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: Named all-district, all-region, all-state running back as junior and senior … First-team PrepXtra running back in 2013 and 2014 … Named all-region running back of the year and returner of the year in 2013 and 2014 … Named to High School Heroes Team as junior and senior … Also named High School Heroes Player of the Year as junior and senior … Finished career with school-record 3,974 rushing yards and 48 touchdowns … Averaged 11.8 yards per carry (334 carries) … Also hauled in 35 catches for 685 yards and nine touchdowns (19.6 yards per reception) … Averaged 40.7 yards per kick return with five touchdowns over career (23 returns, 937 yards) … Finished with school-record 5,594 total yards and 63 total touchdowns, including one passing TD … Rushed for school-record 1,956 yards as senior … Also set school single-game rushing mark with 255 yards … Named Offensive MVP of 2014 state championship game … Led Knoxville West to 2014 state title and 2013 runner-up finish … Timed in 40-yard dash at 4.33.

Personal: Has older brothers and one older sister … Majoring in business administration … Chose Georgia Tech because of the academics, great football team and the city of Atlanta.

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