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Audie Cole
LB #57
Height:
6-5
Weight:
248
Age:
26
College:
North Carolina St.
Hometown:
Monroe, MI
Experience:
4
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 71 49 22 1.0 0 2 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2014 MIN 16 1 26 22 4 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 MIN 13 5 45 27 18 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 MIN 5 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

• Has stepped into starting lineup 6 times in 2013-14 for the Vikings, 5 starts at MLB in 2013 and 1 at WLB in 2014.

OFF THE FIELD Cut his trademark long hair during 2013 offseason and donated to charity program benefitting youth fighting cancer- Children With Hair Loss- in Michigan...Took part in 2013 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener weekend activities in Park Rapids, MN, helping youth get involved in out- door activities and helping promote outdoors programs through Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...Graduated in 2011 with a parks, recreation and tourism degree...A Golden Gloves winner in boxing...Enjoys waterfowl and deer hunting along with walleye fishing...Avid movie buff.

• Has stepped into starting lineup 6 times in 2013-14 for the Vikings, 5 starts at MLB in 2013 and 1 at WLB in 2014.

OFF THE FIELD Cut his trademark long hair during 2013 offseason and donated to charity program benefitting youth fighting cancer- Children With Hair Loss- in Michigan...Took part in 2013 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener weekend activities in Park Rapids, MN, helping youth get involved in out- door activities and helping promote outdoors programs through Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...Graduated in 2011 with a parks, recreation and tourism degree...A Golden Gloves winner in boxing...Enjoys waterfowl and deer hunting along with walleye fishing...Avid movie buff.

PRO Has played in 34 games making 6 starts...Started 1 game in 2014 contributing mostly on special teams...Has led the team in tackles twice in his 6 career starts...Started 5 games in 2013 after playing in 5 as a rookie in 2012...Was released on 11/7/13 prior to the Washington game and re-signed after clear- ing waivers on 11/9/13...Made his 1st career start at Green Bay (11/24/13) and had 1st sack when he led team with season-best 18 tackles, 2 TFLs and 1.0 sack...Lowest-drafted Viking to make the 53-man roster in 2012...First NC State LB ever drafted by the Vikings...Selected in 7th round (#210) by Vikings in 2012.

2014 Saw action in all 16 games while starting 1, the season finale vs. Chicago (12/28)...Was 2nd on the team in spe- cial teams tackles with 12...Started in place of injured Chad Greenway at WLB vs. Chicago (12/28) and led the team with 14 tackles in regular season finale...Totaled 16 tackles on defense along with 1 TFL and 1 PBU...Had a career best 2 special teams tackles on 4 occasions - vs. Atlanta (9/28), vs. Washington (11/2), at Chicago (11/16) and vs. New York Jets (12/7).

2013 Appeared in 13 games while starting 5... Was released on 11/7 prior to the Washington game and re-signed after clearing waivers on 11/9...Played mainly on special teams until

his 1st career start at Green Bay (11/24) when he had a team season-best 18 tackles, 2 TFLs and 1.0 sack...Started 5 straight games at MLB...Registered 12 tackles at Chicago (12/1) and at Baltimore (12/8)...Totaled 49 tackles, 3.0 TFLs, 1.0 sack and 3 PBUs in limited time...Also added 3 special teams tackles...Was injured at Cincinnati (12/22) and placed on IR on 12/27.

2012 Earned spot on special teams as a rookie...Saw time in 5 regular season games and in the Wild Card playoff contest at Green Bay (1/5/13)...Made NFL debut vs. San Francisco (9/23)...A longshot to make the team as a 7th-round draft pick, he cracked the 53-man roster with a strong preseason performance, returning a pair of INTs for TDs against Buffalo on back-to-back defensive plays.

COLLEGE Finished his career at N.C. State ranked 12th in school history with 328 tackles...His 32.5 TFLs rank 13th and his 15 sacks rank him 10th in school history...Led the team in tack- les in his final 3 seasons at State...A semi-finalist for the 2011 Butkus Award after he led the team with 132 tackles...Started every game at MLB in 2011 after moving to the position during spring drills...Recorded a career-high 16 tackles at Cincinnati and vs. Georgia Tech in 2011...Tied for the team lead in tackles with 97 in 2010 and led the defense with 809 defensive snaps... Led the team with 12 tackles and nabbed his 1st INT at Central Florida in 2010 and was named ACC Defensive Back of the Week by the league for his performance...Team’s leading tackler in 2009 with 85 stops while making all 12 starts...Recipient of the team’s Al Michaels Award for selfless play...Redshirted in 2007.

PREP Attended Monroe HS in Monroe, MI where he played QB, S and LB...Threw for 3,285 yards and 23 TDs in his career... Named All-League as a senior...3-year starter at QB and played defense as a senior...Lettered in baseball and basketball, in addition to football.

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