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20 Joe Cohen
  • DT
  • 6-2 290
  • SR 3L
  • Melbourne/Palm Bay

A true senior defensive end…Moved from running back to defensive end in the spring of 2004…

CAREER: Has played in 34 games (10 on offense and 24 on defense) with 21 starts at defensive end…

2005: Started the final nine games of the season at defensive end and saw action in all 12 contests…Picked off the first pass of his career, posted the first sack of his career and added four to his tackle total in the Gators' road swing against LSU…One of 16 Gators to record a double-digit tackle effort for the season, with 15, including four tackles for a net loss of 15 yards…Also was one of 12 UF defensive players to notch a sack for a net loss of 10 yards, and one of 11 players with an interception…

2004: Started all 12 games at defensive end for 464 plays…Recorded a career high six total tackles at Tennessee, three of those unassisted…Two tackles, including one for a loss at Florida State…Two solo tackles in first post-season action in the Peach Bowl against Miami…Also contributed on special teams as a member of the field goal and extra point block team…

2003: Played in 10 games (FAMU, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ole Miss, LSU, Georgia, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, FSU and Iowa), missing the Arkansas game with a hamstring injury…Saw time on offense in eight games (FAMU, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ole Miss, LSU, Georgia, Vandy and USC) for 76 plays…Saw his first career action vs. FAMU as an H-back, seeing 18 plays on offense…Played a career-high 26 plays at No. 6 LSU…His 165 plays were the third-highest total of UF's offensive true freshman…Had his first career carry vs. Ole Miss...

PREP: Named to the prestigious Parade All-America team…A SuperPrep All-America who was considered the nation's No. 1 fullback by the publication…Named to the SuperPrep Elite 50 Team…Named to the East Coast Underclassmen List…Ranked by Rivals as Florida's top defensive end and among the top four players overall in the state…First-Team All-State (4A)…Led his team to the 2002 State Championship (4A)…Played defensive end, wingback, fullback, and running back in his high school career…Won Palm Bay's "James McGriff Award"…Named to the All-Central Florida team and to the Space Coast team… Rushed for 1,126 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior…Participant in the Army All- American Bowl and was also invited to the Florida-California All-Star Game…Chosen as the 2002 MVP of Miami's Nike Camp…Won two MVP awards for track…Chose Florida over Florida State, Miami, Tennessee and LSU…High school coach was Dan Burke…


CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
Year UT-AT TT TBL QBS FF FR PD INT
2004 16-12 28 1.5 0 1 0 1 0
2005 11-4 15 4 1 0 0 0 1
Totals: 27-16 43 5.5 1 1 0 1 1

COHEN'S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 6 (Tennessee, 2004)
QB Sacks: 1 (Louisiana State, 2005)
Forced Fumbles: 1 (Eastern Michigan, 2004)
Interceptions: 1 (Louisiana State, 2005)

Career Rushing Stats:
Year No. Yds Avg Tds Long
2003 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 1 0 0 0 0
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