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Joe Cohen

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Height
6' 2"
CLASS
SR
Hometown
Melbourne
Weight
296 lbs.
Experience
3L
School
Palm Bay

Drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round (135th overall) of the 2007 NFL draft...

CAREER: Played in 48 games (34 on defense and 10 on offense) with 33 starts on the defensive side of the ball…

2006: Started 12 games at defensive tackle…Selected to play in the 2007 Hula Bowl…Saw action on the defensive line in the Gators’ Tostitos BCS National Championship Game victory over Ohio State…Tied his season-high tackle total in the victory against Arkansas, making five stops from his defensive tackle spot…Recorded three tackles, including two solo efforts and a tackle for loss, in the win over Florida State…Assisted on a tackle in the Western Carolina game…Made a tackle in the Gators’ 17-16 win over South Carolina…Registered a solo tackle to help Florida beat Georgia, 21-14…Made two tackles and hurried the quarterback once against Auburn…Pitched in on three tackles in UF’s 23-10 victory over LSU…Was all over the field versus Alabama, making three tackles, a tackle for loss, assisting on a sack and forcing a fumble…Saw playing time on the defensive line against Kentucky…Totaled five tackles, including two solo, in the win over Tennessee, giving him 50 career tackles…Recorded a tackle for loss and a pass deflection in the UCF game…Assisted on a tackle in the season opener against Southern Miss…

2005: Started the final nine games of the season at defensive end and saw action in all 12 contests…Made his first interception and collected the first sack of his career at LSU…Also had four tackles against the Tigers...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…Was also 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…Made two tackles, including one for a loss at Florida State…Totaled two solo tackles in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl against Miami (Fla.)…Also contributed on special teams as a member of the field-goal and extra-point block teams…

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-American, 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.com as Florida’s top defensive end and was among the top four players overall in the Sunshine State…First-team all-state in Class 4A…Led his team to the 2002 state championship in Class 4A…Played defensive end, wingback, fullback, and running back during his high school career…Won Palm Bay’s “James McGriff Award”…Named to the All-Central Florida and to the Space Coast teams…Rushed for 1,126 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior…Participant in the U.S. 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 (Fla.), Tennessee and  LSU…High school coach was Dan Burke…

PERSONAL: Was born on June 6, 1984, in Miami, Fla…Cousin of former Gator football player Fred McCallister…High school teammate of former Gator center Mike Degory and current Gator safety Reggie Nelson…Enjoys watching Disney movies…His parents are Sandra and Melvin Byrd…


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
2006 10-16 26 2.5 0.5 1 0 1 0
Totals: 35-29 43 8 1.5 2 0 2 1

COHEN’S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 6 (Tennessee, 2004)
QB Sacks: 1 (LSU, 2005)
Forced Fumbles: 1 (twice, last vs. Alabama, 2006)
Interceptions: 1 (LSU, 2005)

Game-By-Game

2006

                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All
 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp
 Sep 02, 2006 SOUTHERN MISS..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 09, 2006 UCF....................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 16, 2006 at Tennessee...........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 23, 2006 KENTUCKY...............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 30, 2006 ALABAMA................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 07, 2006 LSU....................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 14, 2006 at Auburn..............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 28, 2006 vs Georgia.............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 04, 2006 at Vanderbilt..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 11, 2006 SOUTH CAROLINA.........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 18, 2006 WESTERN CAROLINA.......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 25, 2006 at Florida State.......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Dec. 2, 2006 vs Arkansas............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Jan. 8, 2007 vs Ohio State..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Totals..............................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Games played: 14

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts
 Sep 02, 2006 SOUTHERN MISS..........   0    1      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 09, 2006 UCF....................   1    0      1    1.0-2     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 16, 2006 at Tennessee...........   1    4      5    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 23, 2006 KENTUCKY...............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 30, 2006 ALABAMA................   1    2      3    0.5-8     0.5-8     1  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 07, 2006 LSU....................   0    3      3    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 14, 2006 at Auburn..............   1    1      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     1   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 28, 2006 vs Georgia.............   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 04, 2006 at Vanderbilt..........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 11, 2006 SOUTH CAROLINA.........   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 18, 2006 WESTERN CAROLINA.......   0    1      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 25, 2006 at Florida State.......   2    1      3    0.5-1     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Dec. 2, 2006 vs Arkansas............   2    3      5    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Jan. 8, 2007 vs Ohio State..........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Totals..............................  10   16     26    2.0-11    0.5-8     1  0-0     0-0     1   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

2005

                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All
 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp
 Sep 03, 2005 WYOMING................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 10, 2005 LOUISIANA TECH.........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 17, 2005 TENNESSEE..............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 24, 2005 at Kentucky............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct  1, 2005 at Alabama Crimson Tide  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 08, 2005 MISSISSIPPI STATE......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 15, 2005 at LSU.................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    16
 Oct 29, 2005 vs Georgia.............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 05, 2005 VANDERBILT.............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 12, 2005 at South Carolina......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 26, 2005 FLORIDA STATE..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Jan 02, 2006 vs IOWA................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Totals..............................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    16

 Games played: 12
 All purpose avg/game: 1.3

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts
 Sep 03, 2005 WYOMING................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 10, 2005 LOUISIANA TECH.........   1    0      1    1.0-1     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 17, 2005 TENNESSEE..............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 24, 2005 at Kentucky............   0    1      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct  1, 2005 at Alabama Crimson Tide   1    1      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 08, 2005 MISSISSIPPI STATE......   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 15, 2005 at LSU.................   2    2      4    1.0-10    1.0-10    0  0-0     1-16    0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 29, 2005 vs Georgia.............   0    1      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 05, 2005 VANDERBILT.............   2    0      2    1.0-2     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 12, 2005 at South Carolina......   1    0      1    1.0-2     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 26, 2005 FLORIDA STATE..........   2    0      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Jan 02, 2006 vs IOWA................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Totals..............................  10    5     15    4.0-15    1.0-10    0  0-0     1-16    0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

2004

                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All
 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp
 Sep 11, 2004 EASTERN MICHIGAN.......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 18, 2004 at Tennessee...........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 25, 2004 KENTUCKY...............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 02, 2004 ARKANSAS...............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 09, 2004 LSU....................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 16, 2004 MIDDLE TENN. STATE.....  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 23, 2004 at Mississippi State...  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 30, 2004 vs GEORGIA.............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 6, 2004  at Vanderbilt..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 13, 2004 SOUTH CAROLINA.........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 20, 2004 at Florida State.......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Dec 31, 2004 vs Miami Hurricanes....  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Totals..............................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Games played: 12

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts
 Sep 11, 2004 EASTERN MICHIGAN.......   1    1      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     1  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 18, 2004 at Tennessee...........   1    5      6    0.5-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 25, 2004 KENTUCKY...............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 02, 2004 ARKANSAS...............   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 09, 2004 LSU....................   2    0      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 16, 2004 MIDDLE TENN. STATE.....   3    0      3    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 23, 2004 at Mississippi State...   2    1      3    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 30, 2004 vs GEORGIA.............   0    1      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 6, 2004  at Vanderbilt..........   0    2      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 13, 2004 SOUTH CAROLINA.........   2    2      4    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 20, 2004 at Florida State.......   2    0      2    1.0-4     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   1    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Dec 31, 2004 vs Miami Hurricanes....   2    0      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Totals..............................  16   12     28    1.5-4     0.0-0     1  0-0     0-0     0   2    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

2003


                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All
 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp
 Aug 30, 2003 SAN JOSE STATE.........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 20, 2003 TENNESSEE..............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 04, 2003 OLEMISS................  1    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov. 1       vs Georgia.............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 08, 2003 VANDERBILT.............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov. 15      at South Carolina......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 29, 2003 FLORIDA STATE..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Jan. 1       vs IOWA................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Totals..............................  1    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Games played: 8
 Avg per rush: 0.0

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts
 Aug 30, 2003 SAN JOSE STATE.........   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 20, 2003 TENNESSEE..............   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 04, 2003 OLEMISS................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov. 1       vs Georgia.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 08, 2003 VANDERBILT.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov. 15      at South Carolina......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 29, 2003 FLORIDA STATE..........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Jan. 1       vs IOWA................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Totals..............................   2    0      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

Profile on Joe Cohen

  • Strongest on the team in the bench press at 480 lbs.
  • High school teammate of former Gator center Mike Degory
  • Cousin is former Gator football player Fred McCallister
  • Enjoys watching Disney movies and has a collection of more than 50 animated films.
  • Is a proud father of a young daughter
  • Wears No. 20 in honor of James McGriff, a childhood friend of his from Melbourne who drowned April 17, 1998. McGriff was Gator signee that year and was buried in a No. 20 jersey.
  • Wants to go back to his high school (Palm Bay) and teach and coach

What They Are Saying About Joe Cohen

"When you watch last year's film, Joe did some very good things and was a steady guy in there who didn't get a lot of hype. He wasn't all flashy, but he always seemed to do what he was supposed to do." (8/24/06)
Greg Mattison, UF Co-Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Line Coach

“Remember, he was a fullback who had never played defense, got moved to defensive end, then moved to tackle. He’s never really had a chance like some other guys who’ve played one spot for years. I’m really looking for him to turn it loose this summer and in fall camp. God-given ability, he’s got it all, now turn the rest of it loose and let’s see.” (July 2006)
Greg Mattison, UF Co-Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Line Coach

“I always said, when people used to ask me about him (when Nelson was a junior college), ‘Wait until he gets his chance, it’s going to be ridiculous.’ This is just Reggie’s game. He did the same thing in high school. When it has anything to do with football, it’s just second-nature to him. I believe he’s one of the best out there at his position, if not the best.” (4/16/06)
Gators defensive lineman Joe Cohen, Florida Today

"He's an unselfish kid.  We needed him more as a fullback than a running back, but he can play running back in college.  Joe's a special player and a special person.  There is more than one position on the football field where he can succeed." (February 6, 2003)
Dan Burke, Palm Bay HS coach

“The thing you like about him is how hard he plays.  It’s like he never gets tired. His motor runs all the time. He’s always fired up, going 100 miles a minute.  He is a tough guy.” (August 28, 2004)
Charlie Strong, UF Co-Defensive Coordinator

“This year, I don’t have any doubts. It feels different.” (8/9/2005)
Joe Cohen, UF Defensive End

"Few expected Florida's defense to be the team's strength this season. But early in the season, unheralded players such as 5-8 cornerback Vernell Brown and former Coral Gables High School standout Steven Harris led a defensive charge. Even after standout defensive end Ray McDonald sustained a torn ligament in his right knee, Joe Cohen and Derrick Harvey were there to fill in admirably." (10/2/05)
Andrew Abramson, Miami Herald

 

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