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Josh Cockrell

Josh  Cockrell

RS Senior

Canton, N.C.

High School:
Pisgah HS

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 170



Senior Class Reflections

Senior Class Reflections


Catamount Football vs. Elon

Catamount Football vs. Elon


Catamounts Win Home Opener Over Mars Hill, 52-31

Western Carolina defeated Mars Hill in its home opener, 52-31, at E.J. Whitmire Stadium.

2011 (Redshirt Senior): Played in seven games making five starts at wide receiver ... Caught 25 passes for 379 yards and a team-best four receiving touchdowns despite missing the bulk of the season ... Averaged 54.1 yards receiving per game, a mark which ranked second on the team ... Two-time WCU Offensive Player of the Week ... Twice surpassed his previous career high with 118 yards receiving on a career-high eight catches against Furman ... Scored every time he touched the ball against Elon, opening the game's scoring with a 10-yard reverse for a touchdown and hauling in two passes for a career-high 127 yards and a pair of receiving scores ... Scampered in untouched on the reverse to give the Catamounts the 7-0 lead midway through the opening half with his first career rushing touchdown before hauling in touchdown strikes of 61 and a season-long 66-yard TD catch ... Added five rushes for 48 yards and a fifth TD, ranking tied for second on the team in scoring with 30 points ... Finished with 427 all-purpose yards ... Suffered a season and career-ending knee injury in the first quarter against The Citadel.

2010 (Redshirt Junior):Played in all 11 games including nine starts at wide receiver ... Ranked third on the team with 31 receptions on the season for 352 yards and one touchdown ... Averaged 32.0 yards receiving per game ... Hauled in four passes for a then career-best 110 yards receiving against Tusculum ... Caught six passes in the season finale at Elon ... Added five rushes for a total of 16 yards including a career-long rush of 12 yards against Samford ... Returned 12 kickoffs for 231 yards ... Ranked third on the team with 599 all-purpose yards, averaging 54.5 per game ... Named the team's weekly special teams MVP after the NC State game ... Completed a touchdown pass on a trick play against Chattanooga, finding Jacoby Mitchell for a 32-yard scoring strike one play after the defense had forced a three-and-out and a short field ... Finished 1-for-2 passing on the season.

2009 (Redshirt Sophomore):Played in eightgames with one start at home against Gardner-Webb ... Missed three games during mid-season due to an ankle sprain ... Caught a then career-high five passes for 82 yards, averaging 16.4 yards per reception ... Hauled in a season-high three passes including a career-long 54-yard strike against Gardner-Webb, finishing with a then career-best 65 yards receiving ... Credited with six returned punts on the year ... Finished the season with 103 all-purpose yards ... Did not dress for the 2010 WCU Spring Game because of injury.

2008 (Red-shirt Freshman):Played in five games making his first career start at wide receiver in the season-opener against Shorter College ... Caught four passes for 24 yards including a career-long 10-yard reception ... Also returned seven punts for 24 yards ... Hauled in his first collegiate touchdown, a four-yard strike late in the fourth quarter in Western's season-opening win over Shorter ... Was injured prior to the Liberty game (foot) and missed a combined seven games.

2007 (Freshman):Redshirted.

Prior to Western:Played high school football at Canton's Pisgah HS ... Was a high school teammate with current Catamounts, Zack Jaynes and Josh Deaver ... Named All-Haywood County and All-Western Athletic Conference in his final two seasons ... Tallied 115 career receptions for just under 2,000 yards (1,987) receiving ... Averaged 25 yards per kickoff return as a senior, and 20 yards per punt return as a junior.

Personal:Is the son of Tammy Frizzell ... Was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.