Tennessee-Chatt offensive lineman Cole Strange poses for a headshot during the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2022 in Indianapolis. (Aaron Doster via AP)

Cole Strange

OL

#50

Experience: R

Height: 6-5

Age: 23

Weight: 305 lbs

College: Tennessee-Chattanooga

Advertising

Biography

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Cole Strange was drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round (29th overall) of the 2022 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 5-year starter on the offensive line using the COVID exception for a sixth year of eligibility in 2021.
  • 2nd Chattanooga player (Keionta Davis-2017) to compete in both the Reese's Senior Bowl & NFL Scouting Combine
  • 2021 All-America First Team: Stats Perform, AFCA, Walter Camp, HERO Sports & Phil Steele
  • 2021 All-America Third Team: AP
  • Jacobs Blocking Award: 2020-21, 2021
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District: 2021
  • FCS ADA Academic All-Star: 2020-21, 2021
  • 3-time All-Southern Conference
  • 4-time Academic All-SoCon
  • Played in 49 games with 44 starts
  • Freshman All-America: 2017

SEASONAL REVIEWS

Senior Year 2 (2021):

  • Started all 11 games (nine at left guard and two at left tackle). Led an offensive line that paved the way for 205.5 rushing yards per game, the highest average since 2016 (206.3).
  • All-America 1st team status on five different squads, third team on the sixth.
  • Senior Bowl invitee.
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District & FCS ADA Academic All-Star.
  • First team All-SoCon & Jacobs Blocking Award winner.
  • SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week on Oct. 20.
  • Part of an offensive line that tied the school record with only nine sacks allowed.
  • Dean's List & Honor Roll student.
  • Academic All-SoCon.

Senior Year 1 (2020):

  • Started all 14 games at right guard. Saw action on every snap in 11 games, including the final eight games.
  • SoCon Jacobs Blocking Award Winner as the top offensive lineman in the league yet second team All-SoCon by the league's coaches and media.
  • Started four of five games at left guard.
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District & FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team.
  • Academic All-SoCon.
  • Dean's List & the A.D. Honor Roll with a 4.0 GPA both semesters. Made the SoCon Honor Roll and earned the SoCon Commissioner's Medal.

Junior Year (2019):

  • Started all 12 games including the first 11 at left guard and then some action at center later in the year due to injuries.
  • Second team All-Southern Conference according to the league's coaches and media.
  • Academic All-SoCon.
  • Dean's List and the A.D. Honor Roll both semesters (4.0 GPA in the fall). Made the SoCon Honor Roll and earned the SoCon Commissioner's Medal.

Sophomore Year (2018):

  • Started all 11 games at left guard, earning second team All-Southern Conference according to the league's coaches.
  • Academic All-SoCon.
  • Dean's List and the A.D. Honor Roll with a 4.0 GPA both semesters. Made the SoCon Honor Roll and earned the SoCon Commissioner's Medal.

Redshirt Freshman Year (2017):

  • Phil Steele Freshman All-America.
  • Started six games at left guard and played in 10 overall.
  • Dean's List and the A.D. Honor Roll in the fall.
  • Academic All-SoCon.
  • SoCon Honor Roll.

True Freshman Year (2016):

  • Sat out the year as a redshirt.
  • Dean's List and the A.D. Honor Roll both semesters (4.0 GPA in the fall).
  • SoCon Honor Roll.

Personal:

  • 2-star prep prospect according to Rivals.com and 247Sports.com.
  • All-State selection as a senior at Farragut Academy in Knoxville, Tenn.
  • KIL Defensive Player of the Year playing for Eddie Courtney.
  • Twice named team captain and a two-time all-district player leading the Admirals to a 10-2 record as a senior.
  • Played in the Tennessee-Kentucky Border Bowl earning Defensive MVP & All-Bowl team.
  • Played in Tennessee East-West All-Star game.
  • Honor Roll student.
  • Full name is Devin Cole Strange.
  • Son of Greg and Kimberly Strange. Has an older brother, Dylan, and a younger sister, Anna.

Related Videos

Advertising