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Curtis Cothran
Curtis  Cothran


Newtown, Pa.

High School:
Council Rock North

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 261



H.S. Coach:
Adam Collachi



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Saquon Barkley rushed for 84 yards on 20 carries and added another 58 yards receiving for the Nittany Lions.

  • Cothran made his first career appearance in 2014 against UMass and will contend with fellow metro Philadelphia product Carl Nassib (Malvern Prep) for playing time at defensive end.
  • A glimpse at his playmaking ability came against the Minutemen, as Cothran’s speed allowed him to come around the edge and drop the running back for a 2-yard loss.
  • He is among 16 returning Nittany Lions from Eastern Pennsylvania.

    ➤ 2014 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season
    Appeared in one game…made his collegiate debut against UMass...Recorded one solo tackle during the season. UMass (9/20): Made his first career stop with a 2-yard tackle for loss in the fourth quarter.

    ➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season
    Redshirt season.

    ➤ High School
    A three-year letterman at defensive end for coach Adam Collachi at Council Rock North High School…Was selected team captain as a senior…Totaled 18 career sacks…Earned PIAA Class AAAA first-team all-state and All-Suburban One League honors as a senior…Made 37 tackles (27 solo) with 10 sacks and 15 tackles for loss…Added 11 quarterback hurries, two pass deflections, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery during his final prep season...As a junior, he recorded four sacks, forced two fumbles and blocked a kick...Was selected second-team all-league as a junior and third-team as a sophomore…Selected to play in the Chesapeake Bowl and the East-West Game…Ranked among the nation’s top 40 prep defensive ends by (21st), (35th) and (36th)…Also lettered in track and field.

    ➤ Personal
    Full name is Curtis Alexander Cothran…Son of Gregory and Janice Cothran…Has one brother, Gregory, and one sister, Tamika…Enjoys music…Plans to major in kinesiology and is interested in owning a gym…Born February 24, 1995 in Philadelphia, Pa.

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