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Earl Cochran
No. 98     California Redwoods
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: April 19, 1981 (1981-04-19) (age 28)
Place of birth: Birmingham, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 284 lb (129 kg)
Career information
College: Alabama State
Undrafted in 2003
Debuted in 2005 for the Amsterdam Admirals
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-SWAC (2001)
  • Second-team All-SWAC (2002)
Career UFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles     7
Sacks     0.0
Forced fumbles     0
Stats at
Stats at

Earl Cochran, Jr (born April 19, 1981 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American football defensive end for the California Redwoods of the United Football League. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at Alabama State.

Cochran has also been a member of the Amsterdam Admirals, Minnesota Vikings and Houston Texans.


College career

During his senior season for the Hornets, Cochran amassed 9.5 sacks, which earned him All-SWAC honors.

Professional career


Green Bay Packers

Despite being undrafted, Cochran signed with the Green Bay Packers in 2003 and remained with the team until 2004, although he never saw playing time during the regular season.

Minnesota Vikings

Cochran spent training camp with the Minnesota Vikings in 2005 but was released prior to the regular season.

Houston Texans

Cochran saw his first NFL action as a member of the Houston Texans, when he entered into the Texans' 2006 season finale versus the Cleveland Browns and recorded two tackles.

Amsterdam Admirals (NFL Europe)

In the spring of 2006, Cochran was the starting left defensive end for the NFL Europe Amsterdam Admirals. He started 9 of 10 games and recorded 42 tackles, 9 assists and 5.0 sacks. His 51 total tackles and 5 sacks led the Admirals defense. He led the club to World Bowl XIV eventually losing to the Frankfurt Galaxy, 22-7.

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