Nathan Cottrell
Nathan  Cottrell
RS Junior

Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Knoxville West

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190



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Georgia Tech vs. Wake Forest (photos by Danny Karnik and Austin Foote)

Georgia Tech football takes on Wake Forest on October 21st, 2017.

2017 (Redshirt Sophomore): Emerged as a regular member of Georgia Tech's rotation at A-back and a key contributor to the Yellow Jackets' offense ... Ranked third on the team in rushing (271 yards) and all-purpose yardage (470) ... Averaged a team-best 8.2 yards per carry (min. two attempts) ... Recorded 23 of team's 40 kickoff returns, averaging 20.4 yards per return ... After coming into the season with just one career carry, rushed a season-high six times for 79 yards (13.2 avg.) in opener versus Tennessee (Sept. 4) ... Carried the ball three times for 24 yards at Miami (Oct. 14) ... Had three carries for 83 yards (27.7 avg.), including a career-long 69-yard run that set up Georgia Tech's first touchdown in a 28-22 win over No. 17 Virginia Tech (Nov. 11) ... Ran five times for 43 yards (8.6 avg.), including a 33-yarder that was the long play of the Jackets' lone touchdown drive against Georgia (Nov. 25).

2016 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in 11 games, primarily on special teams ... Notched two special-teams tackles ... Served as Georgia Tech's primary kick returner in five of the final six games of the season ... Averaged 20.8 yards over nine late-season kick returns ... Picked up six yards on only carry of the season (Sept. 10 vs. Mercer).

2015 (True Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: Named all-district, all-region, all-state running back as junior and senior ... First-team PrepXtra running back in 2013 and 2014 ... Named all-region running back of the year and returner of the year in 2013 and 2014 ... Named to High School Heroes Team as junior and senior ... Also named High School Heroes Player of the Year as junior and senior ... Finished career with school-record 3,974 rushing yards and 48 touchdowns ... Averaged 11.8 yards per carry (334 carries) ... Also hauled in 35 catches for 685 yards and nine touchdowns (19.6 yards per reception) ... Averaged 40.7 yards per kick return with five touchdowns over career (23 returns, 937 yards) ... Finished with school-record 5,594 total yards and 63 total touchdowns, including one passing TD ... Rushed for school-record 1,956 yards as senior ... Also set school single-game rushing mark with 255 yards ... Named Offensive MVP of 2014 state championship game ... Led Knoxville West to 2014 state title and 2013 runner-up finish ... Timed in 40-yard dash at 4.33.

Personal: Full name is Nathan David Cottrell ... Born Aug. 2, 1996 in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Son of Alan and Emmeline Cottrell ... Has two older brothers, Dorian and Josh, and one older sister, Delena ... Majoring in business administration ... Chose Georgia Tech because of the academics, great football team and the city of Atlanta.


Rushing Attempts: 6 vs. No. 25/24 Tennessee, Sept. 4, 2017
Rushing Yards: 83 yards vs. No. 17 Virginia Tech, Nov. 11, 2017
Longest Rush: 69 yards vs. No. 17 Virginia Tech, Nov. 11, 2017
Kickoff Returns: 8 at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017
Kickoff Return Yards: 178 yards at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017
Longest Kick Return: 35 yards at No. 11/10 Miami, Oct. 14, 2017
Fumble Recoveries: 1 at No. 18/22 Virginia Tech, Nov. 12, 2016