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The Nittany Lions clinched a share of the Big Ten East Division Title with a win over the Spartans.
Saquon Barkley rushed for 84 yards on 20 carries and added another 58 yards receiving for the Nittany Lions.
Season: Appeared in 13 games. at Temple (9/5): Made one tackle…Combined with Tarow Barney for a TFL in the fourth quarter…Helped Penn State pile up 15.0 TFL, its most since posting 15.0 vs. Michigan on Sept. 22, 2007. Buffalo (9/12): Made one stop. Rutgers (9/19): Recorded two tackles…Notched a fourth quarter sack of Chris Laviano. San Diego State (9/26): Had two tackles…Collected his second sack in as many games with a 7-yard takedown in the fourth-quarter as part of a five-sack performance for the Nittany Lion defense. Army (10/3): Made a career-best four stops. Indiana (10/10): Had one tackle. at Ohio State (10/17): Logged one tackle, which was a first quarter tackle for loss…Helped the Penn State defense accumulate 10.0 tackles for loss…The 10.0 tackles for loss were the most surrendered by Ohio State in 2015. Illinois (10/31): Made two tackles…Had 0.5 tackle for loss…His TFL was a combined sack with Parker Cothren. at Northwestern (11/7): Recorded one tackle. Michigan (11/21): Recorded one tackle.
➤ 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
➤ 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 Rivals.com (21st), Scout.com (35th) and 247Sports.com (36th)...Also lettered in track and field.
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.