Keelan Cole Was The Best College Football Player You Never Heard Of
Keelan Cole isn’t a household name in the football world. Cole, 27, is currently in his fourth NFL season, all with the Jacksonville Jaguars. A pretty impressive feat for someone who went undrafted despite putting up monster numbers in college.
A few years back, Cole was at Kentucky Wesleyan College. Never heard of it? Well, it is a division II school. I honestly had never heard of the place before I looked into Cole, and the absolute insanity that is his college stats.
Cole is the only player from Kentucky Wesleyan to make the pros, and once I discuss his godly college career you won’t need to wonder why. Over his three seasons with the Panthers, Cole was able to rack up 205 catches, 4,303 yards, and a whopping 53 touchdowns in just 32 games. In 2014 he scored 21 times, in 2015 he scored 17 times, and in 2016 he reached pay-dirt on 15 occasions respectfully.
Cole’s numbers from when he was at school are truly banana-land. Over his career at school, he averaged 21 yards a reception, and 134 yards a game. I don’t care if it was division II, it takes a real player to put do that year in and year out.
If you don’t believe me when I say he was THAT Good, check out his highlight tape below.
It is pretty obvious to see that he was the best player on the field. And I already said it, but it being DII doesn’t matter one bit. There have been plenty of awesome NFL players that have come out of division II colleges. Adam Thielen, Austin Ekeler, John Brown, and plenty more.
So although you may just shrug your shoulders at what Cole did, you should really take into consideration how much of a baller he really was, and continues to be.
Keelan Cole with an UNREAL one-handed grab vs. the Patriots
(via @Jaguars) pic.twitter.com/nDhhQlHYCn
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 16, 2018
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