Leopards picked third in preseason poll
Senior tailback is coming off a 1000-yard rushing season
Mark Ross named team MVP
Wildcats dismantle Leopards in 45-7 final
Leopards' place five on first team and six on second team
Spring Practice 4/10
Lafayette Spring Football Practice
Photos by Rick Smith
USATSI: Lafayette vs. New Hampshire - 11/30/13
Lafayette beats Lehigh, 50-28, to capture the Patriot League Title.
2013: Appeared in all 12 games, making 11 starts...All-Patriot League Second Team selection for the third time in his career...won the team's Offensive Back MVP for the second straight season...carried the ball 218 times for 1,113 rushing yards with 14 touchdowns...amassed 1,920 all-purpose yards on the year...returned 19 kickoffs for 470 yards...had 31 receptions for 337 yards and four touchdowns...rushed for a career-high 188 yards with two touchdowns against Bucknell (10/5)...rushed for 155 yards and three touchdowns the following week at Princeton (10/12)... had 56 rushing yards, 91 receiving yards, and 144 kickoff return yards for a career-high 291 all-purpose yards against Colgate (11/9)...rushed for 169 yards for two touchdowns in the win against Fordham (11/16)...accumulated 106 rushing yards and 112 kickoff return yards in the win over Lehigh (11/23)...named the All-Patriot League Second Team.
2012: Played in all 11 games making seven starts to earn his second varsity letter...All-Patriot League Second-Team selection...won the team's Offensive Back Award...scored five touchdowns...led the team and was fourth in the Patriot League in rushing (701 yards on 146 attempts)...accumulated 1,156 total all-purpose yards...returned 18 kicks for 304 yards to lead the team...caught 21 balls for 151 yards...had 161 total yards and a touchdown against Robert Morris (9/29)...gained 125 yards and a touchdown on the ground and amassed 194 all-purpose yards against Princeton (10/6)...carried for a season-high 142 yards on ground and 213 all-purpose yards at Colgate (11/3).
2011: Started nine and played in all 11 games while earning his first varsity letter...named Patriot League Rookie of the Year and All-Patriot League Second-Team honors at tailback and return specialist...named Patriot League Rookie of the Week four times following performances vs. Penn (9/17), Stony Brook (9/24), Fordham (10/22) and Colgate (11/5)...placed on the watch list for The Sports Network's Jerry Rice Award given to the nation's top freshman...received the team Offensive Back MVP award...led the team in rushing (104-535 yards) and all-purpose yards (1,402 yards)...fourth on the team in receiving with 20 receptions for 188 yards and one touchdown...led the team and set a single-season record in kick returns with 31 returns for 715 yards and a touchdown...had a 78-yard return in a win over Colgate (11/5)...ripped off a 44-yard run in a 10-carry, 90-yard effort against Stony Brook (9/24)...caught a 44-yard touchdown pass against Penn (9/17)...completed a 35-yard pass to Kyle Hayes against Holy Cross (11/12).
AT ALLENTOWN: Honor roll student who was an All-Colonial Valley Conference First-Team selection as a senior...also earned all-area and third-team all-state laurels...carried 248 times for 1,717 yards and 26 touchdowns...holds county record for career yards and touchdowns in a game...three-time team MVP, playing tailback and free safety...four-year member of wrestling team where he was a two-time county and district champ and was seventh in the state...earned all-area and all-conference first-team honors...selected student of the month while capturing the top scholarship prize, the Jack Stephan Scholarship at the Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet presented by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
PERSONAL: Son of Jan Cote...has older sister, Rachael...born 3/5/93.
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