Mike Cotton
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    Mike Cotton

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    O'Fallon, Ill.

    High School:
    O'Fallon Township

    Last College:
    Northern Illinois

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 208

    Position:
    OLB

    Birthdate:
    06/18/1993

    Experience:
    3rd


    08/28/2014

    SIU overwhelms Taylor in 45-0 rout

    Salukis score touchdown on first offensive play, force turnover on last defensive play of the game

    Prior to SIU
    Spent two seasons at Northern Illinois...Played in nine games as a true freshman in 2012 and posted four tackles...Played primarily on special teams units...Made a season-high two stops against Kansas...Appeared in two games in 2013 before suffering a season-ending injury and taking a redshirt.

    High School

    As a senior, earned first team All-State, St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro and All-Conference honors...Recorded 81 tackles and seven sacks in 2011, helping the Panthers to a share of the Southwestern Conference Championship...Led the OTHS defense that gave up only 15.7 points per game in 2011 en route to an appearance in the Class 7A quarterfinals...As a junior, earned All-State and first-team All-Conference honors...Recorded 91 tackles and 10 sacks for the Panthers..Helped O'Fallon to a conference championship in 2010.

    Personal
    Born June 18, 1993, in Belleville, Ill....Son of Mike and Mary Cotton...Has five siblings, Victoria, Miquel, Micquell, Jaylen and Lawrence...Majoring in sociology.

    SIU