CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Beginning August 5, the ACC Digital Network launched a new preseason football feature, "ACC Top 25 Players to Watch." The daily segments, exclusively on the ACCDN, feature some of the best players in the ACC that fans should watch this season. Today, the countdown features #20 Duke CB.
Check out the ACC Digital Network feature here.
A watch list selection for the Jim Thorpe Award, Nagurski Trophy and Lott IMPACT Trophy, Cockrell has received preseason All-ACC first team recognition from Athlon Sports, Lindy’s Sports, Phil Steele’s College Football Preview, Sporting News and USA Today this preseason.
The redshirt senior enters his final season as the ACC’s active leader in interceptions and boasts career totals of 187 tackles, nine interceptions, 29 pass breakups, 5.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 quarterback sack and one forced fumbler over 36 starts. In 2012, he tied for the ACC lead with 0.38 interceptions per game, ranked third with 1.38 passes defended per game and 41st with 5.46 tackles per game.