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Running back on CoSIDA District 3 Academic All-America squad
Senior class praised for contributions to program at team banquet
Football and women's soccer achieve high marks in classroom.
Forty Vanderbilt student-athletes recognized.
Fifth-year Commodore played in three games while enrolled in graduate courses on campus... Saw limited action at wide receiver in team's first three games... Did not register a reception... Enters final career appearance third in career catches.
Cole missed much of the season due to a lower leg injury... The junior saw action as wide receiver and punt returner in early-season wins over Elon and Connecticut, then missed the last 10 games rehabilitating the injury... Posted four catches for 59 yards and averaged 6.2 yards on five punt returns... Topped squad in receptions (3) and receiving yards (50) in win over Connecticut... Cole is just returning to full participation at practice.
A mainstay in the Commodore passing game for the last two years, Cole played through pain to see action in all 12 games at WR... Started every game except South Carolina encounter when Commodores opened with two-TE set... Production fell off previous year levels... Concluded campaign second on the team - and tops among wideouts - with 25 receptions, good for 317 yards and one TD... Posted a catch in 10 of 12 games... Had four receptions (season high) on four occasions... Top effort came in victory over Eastern Michigan - four catches good for 103 yards... That performance included a career-long 57-yard TD hookup with Jared Funk... Concluded season with four-reception, 54-yard effort vs. Wake Forest.
Played in 11 of 12 games... Started 10 games at wide receiver... Earned team's postseason Most Valuable Receiver Award... Concluded year as Commodore team leader in receptions (36) and receiving yards (382)... Played last seven weeks with surgically repaired hand after suffering bone fracture against Rice... Shared team's Offensive Player of the Week honors after setting career highs in receptions (7) and receiving yards (67) at Rice... Also scored 31-yard reverse for touchdown on first career rush against Rice... Posted at least two receptions in nine games... Had five catches against both Army and Kentucky... Longest reception (21 yards against Kentucky) also resulted in first career touchdown pass... Able to put together productive campaign despite being slowed by series of injuries dating back to spring drills.
Expected to contribute at receiver, Cole only played in the season opener... Missed the final 12 games after sustaining a knee injury at Miami (Ohio)... Returned two punts for 22 yards, including a long of 13 yards at Miami, though did not have a catch.
Senior captain... Concluded career as one of finest receivers in state history, setting receiving marks for single-season TDs (28), single-season yards (1,896), career TDs (69) and career yards (5,031)... Had 237 career receptions... Team enjoyed three straight 3A state playoff appearances... As senior, had 78 catches for 1,623 yards and 23 TDs... As junior, caught 86 passes for 1,896 yards and 28 TDs... Career included eight returns for TDs... Named to Gatorade's Kentucky Football Player of the Year and coaches' First Team All-State as senior... Two-time 3A-District 5 Player of the Year... Also earned letters in baseball and basketball... Ran state 100-meter title as senior... National Honor Society member.
John Stanton Cole... Son of Stan and Gretchen Cole... Born on Oct. 31, 1989... Dad is physician; mom is a homemaker... Youngest of four siblings, all of whom are involved with collegiate sports: Adam played basketball at Transylvania, Andy plays baseball at Georgia Southern, Sarah ran track/cross country at Arkansas... Working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development... Two-time All-SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient.