Football



VUNSD2012 Colby
Cooke
  #16
Punter/Kicker
6'3 | 200

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Goochland HS | Goochland, Va.
Head Coach: Joe Fowler
Selected Vanderbilt over Duke, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Virginia among others
Watch Highlights | 2012 Signing Class

HIGH SCHOOL   Senior captain... Named Parade All-American PK as senior... Three-year starting placekicker for middle Virginia public school... As senior, converted 17 of 21 field goals... 17 field goals is second highest single-season total by Virginia prep kicker... Helped Bulldogs to 14-1 record and Division 2 state finals where he made field goals of 48 and playoff-record 51 yards... 40 of 54 kickoffs resulted in touchbacks... Earned All-State and All-Region honors... On National Signing Day, expected to play for USA team in International Bowl, held in Austin, Texas... Earned two soccer letters... Vice president of National Honor Society chapter.

PERSONAL  Colby Neal Cooke... Son of Jeff Cooke and Donna Coffey... Born July 20, 1994... Born and raised near Richmond... Dad is sales manager... Has a younger sister, Marley... Stepfather (Mark) played collegiate soccer... Enjoys snowboarding and playing computer games.

GOOCHLAND HEAD COACH JOE FOWLER  "We used Colby exclusively as a kicker because we also had an outstanding punter (Purdue commit Thomas Meadows) in same class. Those two have been pushing each other for years, but Colby can definitely punt and should be in the mix at that position as well.

"Colby is a young man that possesses all the abilities you'd want in a punter/kicker. He has the technique and size to compete right away.

"Colby kicked off the ground as a senior. That 51-yarder he made in the championship would have been successful in the college game."

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