Adrien Cole, ILB

School: Louisiana Tech  |  Conference: WAC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Mobile, AL
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 235 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2010 Season
A second team all-WAC selection that started in six of the 10 games he played in ... Finished the year ranked 77th in the nation and tied for second on the team in tackles, despite only playing in 10 games ... Registered 80 total tackles, 26 solo and 54 assisted with 4.5 tackles for a loss of nine yards ... Credited with two sackes for a loss of six yards, one forced fumble and one QB hurry ... Recorded eight total tackles against Grambling (9/4) including a solo stop for a loss of one yard ... Registered nine tackles at Texas A&M (9/11) ... Made nine total stops against Navy (9/18) including four solo and five assisted ... Made eight tackles against Southern Miss (9/25) with three solo and five assisted stops ... Recorded three tackles at Hawai'i (10/2) with one of his two solo tackles being a sack for a loss of one yard and was also credited with one QB hurry ... Matched a career-high 12 total tackles against Utah State (10/9) with four solo stops and eight assisted tackles while also assisting on a tackle for a loss of one yard ... Made five assisted tackles against Idaho (10/16) ... Matched a career-high 12 tackles at No. 2 Boise State (10/26) with five solo stops and seven assisted tackles while forcing a fumble and recorded an assisted tackle for a loss of one yard ... Registered double-digit tackles for the second consecutive game with 11 stops against Fresno State (11/6), including a sack for a loss of five yards ... Recorded three assisted tackles at New Mexico State (11/13) before leaving the game with a season-ending knee injury.
2009 Season
An all-WAC first team selection at linebacker in 2009... Garnered all-Louisiana second team honors... Linebacker who emerged as a leader on the field during the season... Credited with 123 tackles on the year, forcing two fumbles... Notched five tackles for a loss of 34 yards and two sacks for a loss of 27 yards... Recorded a career-high 10 tackles at Auburn (9/5) while forcing two fumbles... Notched eight tackles at Navy (9/12)... Made four solo stops and five assisted tackles against Nicholls State (9/19)... Recorded five tackles against Hawai'i (9/30), four of them being solo stops... Notched his first career sack at Nevada (10/9), a loss of 16 yards for the Wolf Pack... Also tied a career-best 10 tackles at Nevada, recorded three solo stops and seven assisted tackles, similar to the Auburn game... Recorded five total tackles against New Mexico State (10/17)... Credited with a career-high 12 tackles at Utah State (10/24), with four solo stops and eight assisted tackles... One of his solo tackles against the Aggies came for a two-yard USU loss... Assisted on a tackle for a loss of one yard against No. 5 Boise State in a game where he notched one solo and four assisted tackles... Dominated on the defensive front at No. 9 LSU with 11 total tackles - three solo, eight assisted - with one of his solo tackles being a sack for a loss of 11 yards whlie also getting credited with a QB hurry in helping Tech hold a 13-10 lead at halftime, its first lead over LSU since 1904... Recorded nine total tackles in each of the last two games of the year, notching eight solo stops and one assisted tackle at Fresno State (11/21) and one solo tackle and eight assisted stops with a pass break-up against San Jose State (12/5) in the season finale.
2008 Season
Saw action in 11 games at middle linebacker ... Finished the season with 30 tackles ... Recorded a career high seven tackles vs. NMSU.
High School
Lettered three started years for coach Keith Powell at McGill-Toolen ... Played linebacker and scored seven touchdowns on offense as fullback in short yardage situations ... Recorded over 250 tackles his final two years ... Named first team all-state and Class 6A Defensive Player of the Year and Mobile Area Defensive Player of the Year ... Helped lead McGill-Toolen to Class 6A state semifinals before losing to eventual champion Prattville ... Also throws shot put for track and field.
Son of Melvin and Huguette Cole ... Has two brothers Julien and Marucio and two sisters Giselle and Alexia ... Father played football for Iowa ... Born February 1, 1990.
Latest News
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

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