Cole Linehan's Career Statistics
PERSONAL — Born Cole Windsor Linehan on June 18, 1985 in Portland, Ore. Parent: Liz Linehan. Family: Two brothers. High School (Coach): Banks (Ben Buchanan) 2004. Major: Sociology. Redshirt: 2004. Expected to complete requirements for graduation by the end of summer term.
2008 — Consistency best describes the technician who relied on a relentless work ethic and fundamentals to gain an edge over the opposition ... The 13-game starter posted tackles on 10 occasions, finishing his career with a season-high tying four stops vs. Oklahoma State to go with 1.0 tackle for loss, 0.5 sacks and one pass breakup ... Also had four tackles vs. Boise State ... Recorded tackles for loss against UCLA, Stanford and Arizona in addition to recovering a fumble against the Broncos ... Stepped onto the field for 67 plays vs. California and Boise State ... Earned Pacific-10 Conference academic all-league honors (second team) for the third year in a row.
2007 — Oregon’s third-leading tackler among interior linemen, made five starting nods among his 13 appearances ... Credited with four of his 18 tackles against California and responded with two unassisted stops in his last three outings vs. Arizona, UCLA and Oregon State (3 total tackles) ... Included were tackles for loss against Washington State and Arizona State ... Took part in 60 snaps against California and 51 at Michigan ... Acknowledged for his work in the classroom by being selected a Pacific-10 Conference academic all-league choice for the second year in a row.
2006 — Anticipated taking over the defensive tackle slot vacated by the departure of Haloti Ngata but a broken foot in the fourth game of the season sidelined him for seven games after starting the first four ... Returned to the starting lineup in the post-season, recording three tackles in the Las Vegas Bowl while participating in 62 snaps, after coming up with one stop at Oregon State in his first game back in action ... Loomed as team’s second-leading tackler among defensive linemen (7th overall) at the time of his injury (12), posting four stops vs. both Fresno State and Oklahoma ... Included was a QB sack at Arizona State as well as tackles for loss in three of his first four appearances.
2005 — Took part in 11 games and drew starting assignments against Fresno State (69 plays) and USC (67), recording two tackles each against Houston and Oregon State ... Credited with tackles for loss vs. Montana and the Beavers (24-yard loss) in addition to returning an interception 14 yards and forcing a fumble in the season finale ... Played 21 snaps in the Holiday Bowl, posting two assists while helping limit Oklahoma to only 42 yards of total offense in the fourth quarter.
2004 — Rewarded for his efforts in assisting preparations the week prior to the Washington game, was named the scout team’s defensive player of the week.
HIGH SCHOOL — The SuperPrep All-American was ranked among the top 60 defensive linemen in the country as well as the fourth-best prep prospect in Oregon (SuperPrep) for a program that finished his senior year with an 8-1 record ... The two-time first-team all-state (The Oregonian) standout was credited with 90 tackles and two fumble recoveries for the 2003 Cowapa League champions after accumulating 125 takedowns (30 unassisted), 15 tackles for loss and 10 quarterback sacks as a junior ... Named to the Tacoma News Tribune’s Western One-Hundred list in addition to receiving honorable mention among the newspaper’s Northwest Nuggets elite.