2016 Dave Campbell's Preseason All-Texas Second Team 
2016 Athlon Sports Preseason All-C-USA Fourth Team 
2015 Phil Steele’s Preseason C-USA Third Team
2014 All-C-USA Honorable Mention

2016 (JUNIOR): Started all 12 contests after missing all of 2015 due to injury … ranked fourth on the defense, while leading all defensive backs with 58 tackles (31 solo) … added 3.0 tackles for loss, a pass breakup, a quarterback hurry and a fumble recovery … led team with 10 special team’s tackles (seven punt return tackles) … opened campaign with a six-tackle performance during a victory against rival NM State … amassed a season-high 10 tackles (with season-best eight solo stops), a tackle for loss (three yards) and a breakup during a 5OT win at UTSA … capped season with another six-tackle performance during a triumph over North Texas … registered seven stops (four solo) at Rice … recorded six tackles with a tackle for loss (one yard) against Southern Miss, five tackles versus Army, five tackles with a tackle for loss (four yards) against FIU and four stops at LA Tech.


2014 (SOPHOMORE): Made starts in all 13 games ... ranked third on the defense with 52 tackles (37 solo), second in tackles for loss (7.0 -- 30 yards) with an interception, two sacks, two pass breakups and three quarterback hurries ... opened the season with six tackles (four solo) at New Mexico ... registered five stops, two tackles for loss, a sack and a quarterback hurry during a shutout win at UTSA ... notched a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss at WKU ... had five tackles in a victory over Southern Miss ... picked off a pass at Rice ... registered a season-high seven tackles during win over Middle Tennessee ... led team to New Mexico Bowl, its first since 2010.

2013 (FRESHMAN): Made 11 starts in 11 games played at the safety position ... led Miners with 76 tackles (46s/30a) as a true freshman ... led all Conference USA freshmen in tackles (18th overall) ... notched two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry and recorded an interception ... registered 22 tackles on passing plays to lead all Miners ... 54 tackles on rushing plays tied Dashone Smith for the team lead ... commenced his collegiate career with a 10-tackle (2s/8a) performance in the season opener versus New Mexico ... led the defense by registering a season-high 13 stops (11s/2a) at Rice ... compiled 10 tackles (4s/6a) against Tulsa ... led the defense with 10 stops (3s/7a) during a victory over FIU in the Sun Bowl ... recorded five stops in a win at rival NM State ... tallied six solo tackles, including a tackle for a loss, at No. 12 Texas A&M ... concluded his freshman season with an interception and three solo stops at Middle Tennessee.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Garnered UIL 21-5A All-District second team honors during his senior campaign ... helped the team finish with an 8-3 record ... defense was ranked no. 1 in District 21-5A and gave up the fewest passing yards in school history ... led Memorial secondary in tackles and pass break-ups ... totaled 41 tackles, four forced fumbles, 10 pass deflections, eight tackles for losses and two interceptions ... averaged 7.6 yards per carry on offense at tailback ... in 2011, Memorial finished the campaign 13-2 and went to the state semifinals.

PERSONAL: Full name is Devin Jamar Cockrell ... son of Waymen and Tarsha Taylor ... born in Port Arthur, Texas ... multidisciplinary studies major.

Devin Cockrell

Devin  Cockrell


Port Arthur, Texas

High School:
Memorial HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200



Multidisciplinary Studies

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