| Josh Cochran
|Height / Weight:|
6-6 / 299
Third-year offensive tackle who has played in 25 games with 20 starts (nine at LT/11 at RT) ... named first-team Freshman All-America by Yahoo! Sports ... prep All-American ... played in the 2011 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl ... a member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Spring 2012) .
Started all 13 games, 11 at right tackle and at left tackle vs. Baylor and Kansas ... helped the Horns post the 23rd-best scoring offense in the country (35.7 ppg) and rank 40th in total yards (434.6 pg), as well as allowing just 4.1 tackles for loss per game (No. 3 in the FBS) and 1.23 sacks (22nd in FBS) ... the offense posted at least 400 total yards of offense in nine games ... first team Academic All-Big 12 choice ... helped the running game post 280 yards on 6.0 ypc and not allow a sack vs. Wyoming ... aided the offense in posting 431 yards of total offense, including 285 in the air, against New Mexico ... aided the offense in posting 676 total yards vs. Ole Miss, the second-best output in school history ... the offense posted more than 300 rushing (350) and 300 passing yards (326) for the third time in the school history and first time in a road game ... aided the offense in posting 440 total yards, including 304 in the air from David Ash, vs. Oklahoma State ... assisted the offense in posting 404 total yards against West Virginia and allowing Ash to be sacked just once ... helped guide the offense to 525 total yards and not allow a sack against Ash vs. Baylor ... enabled the offense to post 427 total yards vs. Texas Tech, its seventh game of the season with an output more than 400 yards ... aided the offense in piling up 609 total yards (tied for 15th in school history), including a career-high 364 passing yards from Ash, vs. Iowa State ... aided the offense in posting 413 total yards vs. Kansas State, including 314 in the air ... helped the offense gain 358 total yards, including 241 yards through the air, in the Alamo Bowl against Oregon State.
Played in 12 games with seven starts at left tackle ... his seven starts came in the final eight games ... named first-team Freshman All-America by Yahoo! Sports ... paved the way for the offense to average 202.62 rushing yards and 392.54 yards of total offense per game ... the rushing offense ranked 21st in the NCAA ... opened holes for an offense which posted 595 total yards, including 439 rushing, vs. Texas Tech ... contributed to a 441-rushing yard performance against Kansas as the offense finished with 590 total yards ... helped pave the way for 231 rushing yards in his first career start against Oklahoma State ... guided the offense to 557 yards of total offense (201 rushing/356 passing) at Baylor.
Coached by David Plunk at Hallsville High School ... prep All-American, two-time all-area, two-time first-team all-district and first-team all-state performer on the offensive line ... played in the 2011 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl ... rated as the ninth-best offensive lineman by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... allowed no sacks in three years as a starter ... a member of the Austin American-Statesman's The Fabulous 55, recognizing the state's top prospects ... named first-team 4A all-state by the Texas Sports Writers Association as a senior ... first-team selection on the Tyler Morning Telegraph's All-East Texas Football Team ... a first-team All-Texas High School selection by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... a first-team All-Harrison/Marion County selection by the Marshall News Messanger ... earned first-team all-state honors from the Associated Press ... tabbed the district 14-4A Offensive Lineman of the Year ... named Hallsville's team MVP and served as a captain ... graded 93 percent, recorded 71 pancakes, 64 knockdowns and allowed no sacks ... recorded 14 pancakes against Marshall ... recorded 14 pancakes versus Whitehouse ... named first-team Dave Campbell's Texas Football preseason Super Team ... a first-team All-Harrison/Marion County selection by the Marshall News Messanger as a junior ... named to the Longview News-Journal's all-East Texas second team ... tabbed first-team all-district 13-4A ... tabbed Hallsville's Offensive Lineman of the Year ... an honorable mention All-Harrison/Marion County selection by the Marshall News Messanger as a sophomore ... an honorable mention all-district 13-4A selection ... four-year letterman in track and field and also lettered in basketball as a junior ... placed third in the shot put (55- 02) at the state meet as a junior.
A member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Spring 2012) ... four-time straight-A student and three-year member of the National Honor Society ... serves as president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, speaking at various FCA events ... has participated in mission trips to Belize, Colorado and Houston ... volunteers time to the First Priority organization ... father, Steve, played football at Stephen F. Austin (1976-77) ... brother, Chris, played football at Ouachita Baptist (2000) ... brother, Matt, played football at Trinity Valley Community College (2006).
THE COCHRAN FILE
Three things I can't live without: God, family and football
After my football career is over, I hope to: Be an offensive line coach
The biggest influence on me as a football player: My high school OL coach, Pat Rippee
If I were to play another sport it would be: Basketball, because that was the sport I loved first
During pregame, I like to: Pray, read my Bible and go over my assignments in my head
Childhood sports hero: Roddrick Muckelroy
Favorite movie: Gladiator
Favorite sports movie(s): The Blind Side, Remember the Titans
Favorite actor: Russell Crowe
Nobody knows how much I like to: Listen to Taylor Swift
Favorite TV show: 24
TV show(s) I can't believe I watch: Walker, Texas Ranger, The Hills
Favorite song: "Take My Life" by Jeremy Camp
Favorite video game(s): Call of Duty: Black Ops, NCAA Football 2011