Last season, Tarik Cohen was putting the finishing touches on an impressive four-year career at North Carolina A&T. Now, the former Aggie is getting ready for his first regular season game in Chicago.
If you're a Chicago Bears fan who doesn't know about Tarik Cohen, what rock have you been sleeping under? Here's some crazy college stats to help you out.
This isn't a stat, it's actually Cohen's height. At 5-foot-6, he's tied with Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles as the shortest player in the NFL. That size didn't stop him in college, as you'll see.
Cohen was a monster on the ground, totaling 5,619 career rushing yards over 46 career games. That's an average of 122.2 yards per game for the diminutive speedster.
Speaking of speed, Cohen ran a 4.42 second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft. That tied him for 15th-fastest time overall and was the third-fastest time of all running backs at the event.
Total touchdowns. Cohen found the endzone a lot in college, scoring 56 rushing and 3 receiving touchdowns, setting a school record. He scored 19 touchdowns (18 rushing, 1 receiving) in his senior season, a single-season school and conference record.
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Cohen, an FCS product, was one of three non-FBS players the Chicago Bears selected in the 2017 NFL draft. He was joined by second-round tight end Adam Shaheen (from D2 Ashland) and fifth-round guard Jordan Morgan (from D2 Kutztown).