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#51 - Cole Gridley
2011-12 Football
POS.
LB
HT.
6-1
WT.
240
YR.
So.
HOMETOWN
Redlands, Calif.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Redlands
Cole Gridley

2011: Appeared in all 11 games for the Crusaders, making six starts ... drew first collegiate start against Franklin (Sept. 3) in the season opener ... finished the season with 48 total tackles, including 35 solo stops ... had a season-high 12 tackles, including eight solos, in the victory over Campbell (Nov. 12) ... had 3.5 tackles for loss on the year, including a quarterback sack at Davidson (Nov. 19) ... recovered a fumble against San Diego (Oct. 8).

2010: Saw action in five games for Valpo as a rookie ... made collegiate debut Oct. 16 against Jacksonville ... had a season-high six tackles at Campbell (Nov. 6) ... added four stops at Morehead State (Nov. 13) ... recovered a fumble at Morehead State ... finished the season with 11 total tackles, including four solos ... named team’s Defensive Prep Team Player of the Week for the Marist (Oct. 9) and Morehead State games.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Terriers ... a First Team All-California Interscholastic Federation selection as a senior ... a two-time First Team All-Citrus Belt Conference pick after earning Second Team honors as a sophomore ... a First Team All-San Bernardino County pick as a senior ... twice named team’s Defensive Most Valuable Player ... team captain as a senior ... second in school history with 218 career tackles, including 127 as a senior ... school record holder with 24 tackles for loss in a career ... also lettered in track and field.

Personal:  Cole is the son of Bruce and Sabrina Gridley ... undecided upon major ... born Sept. 26, 1991.