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Jerricho Cotchery
Assistant Wide Receivers
College:
North Carolina State
Experience:
1

Bio

PLAYING
Jerricho Cotchery brings 12 years of NFL experience from the playing field to the sideline and meeting room, joining Carolina as assistant wide receivers coach in 2017.

Cotchery played in 175 games with 89 starts for the New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers and Panthers from 2004-15 and produced 524 catches for 6,623 yards and 34 touchdowns. He was a member of seven playoff teams, appearing in three conference championship games and Super Bowl 50. In two seasons with Carolina, Cotchery registered 87 receptions for 1,065 yards and four touchdowns.

As a player, Cotchey earned a reputation for his sure hands and ability to consistently secure tough receptions. He led the Jets in catches and receiving yards for three consecutive seasons from 2007-09 and ranked fourth in the NFL in 2013 with 78.3 percent of his receptions resulting in a first down.

One of those clutch catches for Carolina came in Week 13 of the 2015 season at New Orleans with the Panthers trailing late in the fourth quarter. Lined up in the slot, Cotchery set the defensive back up for a corner route coming off the line of scrimmage and then quickly changed direction on a post route. Wide open in the middle of the end zone, he caught the game-winning 15-yard touchdown to clinch NFC South championship.

A savvy veteran and patient route runner with an outstanding work ethic as a player, Cotchery was a steadying and trusted influence in the wide receiver room and a great example for his teammates, making him an ideal mentor for Carolina's young wide receivers.

"He is a guy who is very familiar with our guys, head coach Ron Rivera said. "Also, he's experienced as a slot receiver, which is one of the positions we want to feature and highlight as we go forward."

COLLEGE AND PERSONAL
A standout wide receiver at North Carolina State, Cotchery played in 49 games with 39 starts before being selected in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Jets. He finished his career ranked first in school history with 200 receptions and 15 100-yard receiving games and second with 3,119 receiving yards and 21 receiving touchdowns. Cotchery earned first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors as a junior and senior and tied a school record with a catch in 39 consecutive games. He majored in sports management at North Carolina State.

HISTORY
Wide Receiver: North Carolina State 2000-03. Pro wide receiver: New York Jets 2004-10, Pittsburgh Steelers 2011-13, Carolina Panthers 2014-15. Pro coach: Joined Panthers in 2017.
PLAYING
Jerricho Cotchery brings 12 years of NFL experience from the playing field to the sideline and meeting room, joining Carolina as assistant wide receivers coach in 2017.

Cotchery played in 175 games with 89 starts for the New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers and Panthers from 2004-15 and produced 524 catches for 6,623 yards and 34 touchdowns. He was a member of seven playoff teams, appearing in three conference championship games and Super Bowl 50. In two seasons with Carolina, Cotchery registered 87 receptions for 1,065 yards and four touchdowns.

As a player, Cotchey earned a reputation for his sure hands and ability to consistently secure tough receptions. He led the Jets in catches and receiving yards for three consecutive seasons from 2007-09 and ranked fourth in the NFL in 2013 with 78.3 percent of his receptions resulting in a first down.

One of those clutch catches for Carolina came in Week 13 of the 2015 season at New Orleans with the Panthers trailing late in the fourth quarter. Lined up in the slot, Cotchery set the defensive back up for a corner route coming off the line of scrimmage and then quickly changed direction on a post route. Wide open in the middle of the end zone, he caught the game-winning 15-yard touchdown to clinch NFC South championship.

A savvy veteran and patient route runner with an outstanding work ethic as a player, Cotchery was a steadying and trusted influence in the wide receiver room and a great example for his teammates, making him an ideal mentor for Carolina's young wide receivers.

"He is a guy who is very familiar with our guys, head coach Ron Rivera said. "Also, he's experienced as a slot receiver, which is one of the positions we want to feature and highlight as we go forward."

COLLEGE AND PERSONAL
A standout wide receiver at North Carolina State, Cotchery played in 49 games with 39 starts before being selected in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Jets. He finished his career ranked first in school history with 200 receptions and 15 100-yard receiving games and second with 3,119 receiving yards and 21 receiving touchdowns. Cotchery earned first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors as a junior and senior and tied a school record with a catch in 39 consecutive games. He majored in sports management at North Carolina State.

HISTORY
Wide Receiver: North Carolina State 2000-03. Pro wide receiver: New York Jets 2004-10, Pittsburgh Steelers 2011-13, Carolina Panthers 2014-15. Pro coach: Joined Panthers in 2017.