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Nathan Cottrell
Nathan  Cottrell
Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Knoxville West

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 193

Position:
AB


09/05/2017

Jackets Drop Double-OT Heartbreaker in Season Opener

Georgia Tech football falls, 42-41, despite Marshall's record-breaking debut as a starter

09/04/2017

#TGW: Tech's New Hot Wheels

Benson, Cottrell figure to play big roles for Georgia Tech football versus Tennessee despite neither of them having a collegiate carry going in

04/17/2017

#TGW: Back-and-Forth Scrimmage Sets Up Friday's Spring Game

Georgia Tech football hits home stretch before annual intrasquad tilt at Bobby Dodd Stadium

11/18/2017

Georgia Tech at Duke (USATSI)

USA Today Sports Images Photos: Georgia Tech at Duke

11/04/2017

Georgia Tech at Virginia (USATSI)

Images from the Yellow Jackets hitting the road to face the Cavaliers in ACC action

10/21/2017

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

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

09/30/2017

Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina (Photos by Danny Karnik, Austin Foote, and Karl L. Moore)

Georgia Tech football defeated North Carolina, 33-7, on September 30th, 2017 at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

09/23/2017

USATSI Gallery - Pittsburgh @ Georgia Tech

USATSI Gallery - Pittsburgh @ Georgia Tech

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.



CAREER HIGHS

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