AJ Cole



Experience: 2 years

Height: 6-4

Age: 24

Weight: 220 lbs

College: NC State


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Signed by the Raiders as an undrafted free agent, May 6, 2019…Signed after participating on a tryout basis at the team's rookie mini-camp in May…Finished collegiate career ranked second in North Carolina State program history in punting yards (9,288) and third in punts (220)…Also ranks third in the program record book with a 42.2-yard punting average…Played in 52 career games…Had 89 career punts downed inside the 20-yard line…As a senior, punted 49 times for 2,076 yards (42.4 avg.), marking fourth-straight year eclipsing the 2,000-yard mark…Had 22 punts downed inside the 20-yard line…Punted a season-high eight times for 309 yards and tied a career high with five punts inside the 20-yard line at North Carolina…Tied a career-long with a 72-yard punt against Texas A&M in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl…Semifinalist for the Wuerffel Trophy, presented annual to the player "who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement"…As a junior, averaged 43.7 yards per punt, which ranked fifth in the ACC and marked the fifth-best single-season average in program history…Totaled 54 punts for 2,358 yards and set a career best by notching 18 punts of 50-or-more yards…Had two punts of 60-plus yards…Punted a season-high eight times for 356 yards (44.5 avg.) at Notre Dame…Named to the preseason watch list for the Ray Guy Award…Finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy…Named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team…CoSIDA Academic All-District and Academic All-ACC selection…As a sophomore, punted 51 times for 2,104 yards (41.3 avg.)…Averaged 54.5 yards per punt against Wake Forest, tying a career long with a 72-yard effort…Named to the midseason watch list for the Ray Guy Award…As a freshman, set single-season personal standards in punts (66), yards (2,750), touchbacks (six), fair catches (25) and punts inside the 20-yard line (28)…Punted a career-high nine times for 392 yards (43.6 avg.) at Boston College, including a career-long 72-yarder…Attended Woodward Academy in College Park, Ga. …As a senior, averaged 40.1 yards per punt and converted 7-of-9 field goal attempts and 33-of-38 PAT attempts…Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-Metro Team…Also named all-region and second-team all-state…Ranked as the No. 13 punter in the nation by Kohl's Kicking, the No. 5 kicker and No. 70 player in Georgia by Rivals.com and the No. 19 kicker in the nation by ESPN.com…Helped team to a 9-3 record and a quarterfinal appearance in the Georgia 3A playoffs…Also played tight end and defensive end…Graduated with a degree in industrial engineering.