Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
High School: Gilman School
Experience: Redshirt



  • Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (2016)

Career: Made an incredible transition from quarterback to linebacker leading into 2016 season en route to earning Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors in first year on defense ... also played some fullback prior to 2016.

As a Senior (2017): Appeared in six games (all starts) at linebacker, totaling 34 tackles ... Posted six tackles against #12 Penn State (11/25) ... Missed six games before starting at #22 MSU (11/18), posting two tackles ... Totaled six tackles at Minnesota (9/30) ... Had six tackles and a career-high two PBUs vs. UCF (9/23) ... Posted seven tackles vs. Towson (9/9) ... Totaled seven tackles at #23 Texas (9/2), including one TFL.

As a Junior (2016): Started 12 games at WILL linebacker, ranking second on the team with 108 total tackles - ranked third in B1G with 9.0 tackles/g ... Also totaled 8.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks ... Had 10 tackles, including 1.0 TFL, vs. Rutgers (11/26) ... Posted 11 tackles, including career-high 2.0 sacks, at #19 Nebraska (11/19) ... Totaled eight tackles vs. #6 Ohio State (11/12) ... Had six tackles (all solo) at #2 Michigan (11/5) ... Notched nine tackles, including 1.0 TFL, at Indiana (10/29) ... Posted career-high 15 tackles against Michigan State (10/22) ... Totaled four tackles, including a 0.5 TFL, against Minnesota (10/15) ... Led team with 13 tackles at Penn State (10/8) ... Had seven tackles vs. Purdue (10/1) ... Posted 14 tackles, including a TFL, at UCF (9/17) ... Notched six tackles, including first career TFL, at FIU (9/9) ... Made first career start at linebacker (WILL) vs. Howard (9/3), totaling five tackles ... moved from fullback/quarterback to linebacker prior to start of season.

As a Sophomore (2015): Appeared in 11 games primarily as fullback ... caught first career pass for seven yards agaisnt USF (9/19) ... recovered a fumble at West Virginia (9/26) ... rushed three times for 13 yards against Wisconsin (11/7) ... started second half of Indiana (11/21) game at quarterback due to injured Caleb Rowe - completed 11 passes for 82 yards and rushed for 23 yards.

As a Redshirt Freshman (2014): Played on special teams in four games … appeared against West Virginia (9/15), at Syracuse (9/20), Indiana (9/27) and against Ohio State (10/4).

As a Freshman (2013): Served a redshirt season ... named scout team offensive player of the week for his efforts in preparation for Old Dominion (9/7).

At Gilman School: A highly-regarded local recruit … rated a four-star recruit by, the No. 8 player in the state of Maryland and the No. 16 dual-threat quarterback … ranked as a three-star recruit by, the No. 13 player in the state of Maryland and the No. 16 dual-threat quarterback … tabbed a three-star recruit by, the No. 12 player in the state of Maryland and the No. 20 dual-threat quarterback … rated a three-star recruit by … totaled 1,106 passing yards and seven touchdowns passes and amassed 1,305 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns to lead Gilman to a second straight MIAA A title as a senior … named first team All-MIAA, Maryland Big School All-State First Team and Baltimore Sun first team All-Metro … played for Maryland in the Big 33 Football Classic … an Elite 11 finalist … served as a team captain … a three-time All-American and four-time conference champion wrestler while in high school … also considered Arkansas, Michigan, Navy, Temple, Virginia and Wisconsin … coached by Biff Poggi.

Personal: Born in Clinton, Md. … parents are Todd and Kristin Cockerille … has three siblings, Sydney, Savanah and Sierra … views his mom and dad as role models for giving him everything he needed to succeed.

Career Highs
Tackles - 15 (Michigan State, 10/22/16)
Solo Tackles - 7 (2x, last at #23 Texas, 9/2/17)
Tackles for Loss - 2.0 (at #19 Nebraska, 11/19/16)
Sacks - 2.0 (at #19 Nebraska, 11/19/16)
Pass Breakups - 2 (UCF, 9/23/17)

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