2017 NFL Draft

Adrien Cole, ILB

School: Louisiana Tech  |  Conference: WAC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Mobile, AL
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 235 lbs.
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03/15/2012 - Louisiana Tech held its annual pro day at Joe Aillet Stadium Thursday and had 21 scouts from 20 different NFL teams attend to watch former Bulldogs work out. Tech had 10 members of the 2011 senior class work out Thursday along with Tank Calais and Daniel Porter. Calais was unable to participate in last year's Pro Day due to injury while Porter, who has been playing in the Canadian Football League lately, is looking for another shot at the NFL. Overall, the scouts left Ruston impressed with the quality athletes that Louisiana Tech continues to produce. "At Louisiana Tech, there is something special going on right here," said Matt Gorscak, a 17-year scout for the Pittsburgh Steelers. "When you see the quality coaches they have here then you see the quality players they have - how comprised they were, how well they listen, how well they learned the drills, how hard they work - I was impressed with every single athlete out here today. We targeted certain individuals - which you guys already know - but they did well and everybody did well. That was impressive. Like I said, they are on the verge of becoming a really great program. They are on the right track with the bowl game and all that, but I think there are nothing but good things to come." "You want to see athletic ability, if they are coachable, how compliant they are and if they are in shape," Gorscak said of what scouts look for. "All of these guys are in shape. I was at a work out the other day and the guy wilted after two drills. These guys worked their butt off; it was impressive. I think it is a credit to their trainers, strength coaches and coaches here." - Louisiana Tech football

12/21/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: LBs Jay Dudley and Adrien Cole are right there among the best 1-2 defensive punches in the Western Athletic Conference. In Cole, the Bulldogs have a tackling machine that had 120 stops in the regular season (72 solo). Dudley, meanwhile, was second on the team in tackles (92 total) but also led the team in interceptions with four, including two defensive touchdowns in the regular season. - The Sports Xchange

12/06/2011 - 2011 ALL-WAC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): LB-Adrien Cole, Louisiana Tech, Sr., has been selected All-WAC Conference First Team for the 2011 college football season as voted upon by the WAC's eight head coaches. Cole led the Bulldogs with 121 tackles. The conference defensive player of the year also recorded one interception for a touchdown (46 yards), two sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. The senior led all Tech players with 12 tackles for losses. This is Cole's third all-WAC honor as he was named to the first team all-WAC in 2009 and second team all-WAC in 2010. - Louisiana Tech football

11/26/2011 - Louisiana Tech captured the school's first Western Athletic Conference championship since 2001 with a 44-0 victory over New Mexico State Saturday. The Bulldogs (8-4, 6-1) also accepted a bid to the San Diego County Poinsettia Bowl on December 21st. The bowl bid is the fifth in school history and Louisiana Tech's first since an Independence Bowl victory over Northern Illinois in 2008. After Matt Nelson's 32-yard field opened the scoring, Tech extended its lead to 9-0 on Colby Cameron's seven-yard touchdown pass to Taulib Ikharo. Following Hunter Lee's one-yard touchdown run, Adrien Cole intercepted a Travaughn Colwell pass and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown and a commanding 23-0 lead. After starting the season 1-4, Louisiana Tech has won seven straight games. The Bulldogs now await their opponent in the Poinsettia Bowl to be announced. New Mexico State (4-8, 2-4) concludes its season next week against Utah State. - AP Sports

11/22/2011 - WEEK 12 WAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Louisiana Tech linebacker Adrien Cole, a senior from Mobile, Ala. (McGill-Toolen HS), recorded a career-high 17 tackles (15 solo) in Louisiana Tech's 24-20 win at Nevada, ending the Wolf Pack's 16-game home winning streak. Cole also had two tackles for a loss of 15 yards including a sack on the last play of the game as time expired. The Bulldog defense held Nevada to just 40 yards on 21 plays in the fourth quarter as Louisiana Tech scored three touchdowns in the comeback victory. Also nominated on defense: junior linebacker Travis Brown, Fresno State; junior defensive end Travis Johnson, San Jose State; and senior linebacker Bobby Wagner, Utah State.- WAC football

10/24/2011 - WEEK 8 WAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Louisiana Tech linebacker Adrien Cole, a senior from Mobile, Ala. (McGill-Toolen HS), had 14 tackles (9 solo) including two for a loss of six yards and broke up a pass in Louisiana Tech's 24-17 win at Utah State. Cole's biggest stop came on a fourth-down play when he stopped the Aggie quarterback one-yard shy of a first down to seal the win for the Bulldogs. He helped the Bulldog defense hold Utah State to 166 rushing yards, 112 below their average coming into the game. Also nominated on defense: senior safety Zak Hill, Fresno State; senior linebacker Aaron Brown, Hawai'i; junior safety Duke Williams, Nevada; sophomore defensive back Darien Johnson, New Mexico State; and senior linebacker Bobby Wagner, Utah State. - WAC football


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