| Bryce Cottrell
|Height / Weight:|
6-3 / 230
A second-year defensive end ... an all-state selection in high school.
Coached by Mike Hughes at Plano West ... all-state and two-time first-team all-district selection at linebacker and defensive end ... was named all-state and all-district at three different positions (defensive end as a senior, linebacker as a junior and freshman, and safety as a sophomore) ... tallied 198 tackles, 10 sacks, seven PBUs, three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one INT over his final three seasons ... named second-team All-State by the Associated Press as a senior ... named first-team all-district 8-5A ... helped lead Plano West to a 6-4 record ... recorded 83 tackles, six TFL, 14 QBH, five sacks, five PBUs, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... tallied 12 tackles, two sacks, three pass deflections and eight pressures against North Mesquite ... named first-team all-district 8-5A as a junior ... tallied 80 tackles, five sacks, one PBU, one INT and one fumble recovery ... helped lead Plano West to an appearance in the first round of the state playoffs as a sophomore ... recorded 35 tackles, one PBU and one fumble recovery ... also competed in track and field running a 10.9 in the 100m and a 21.4 in the 200m ... was a regional qualifier in the shot put as a junior.
Began playing football at age 7 ... father, Comer Cottrell, was part owner of the Texas Rangers with President George W. Bush ... has a cousin who earned a PhD from Texas ... has participated in Habitat for Humanity and worked with children in special education ... enjoys fishing and collecting movies ... played the trumpet when he was younger.
THE COTTRELL FILE
Nickname: Baby Jeffcoat
My dream as a college football player: Be an All-American and win a National Title
During pregame, I like to: Listen to music and get in a zone
If I were to play another sport it would be: Baseball
Favorite vehicle: Tahoe
Favorite show: The Boondocks, That 70's Show
I can't believe I watch: Friends
Favorite movie: 30 Minutes or Less, Training Day, Step Brothers
Favorite sports movie: The Longest Yard (Adam Sandler)
Favorite actor: Denzel Washington
Favorite musical artist: 2 Chainz
Favorite song: No Lie, Drake
Sports hero: DeMarcus Ware
Favorite superhero: Green Lantern
Favorite video game: Madden
Favorite cartoon characters: Riley Freeman
Nobody knows how much I like to: Read about the economy