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#64 Cole Croston

Height 6-5
Weight 270 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
High School Sergeant Bluff-Luton

Hawk Item – – One of nine seniors named to 2016 Leadership Group.

2016 Honors – – Brett Greenwood Award . . . third team All-Big Ten by Big Ten coaches . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten by Big Ten media . . . 2016 Preseason Honors – – Preseason second team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . preseason third team All-Big Ten by College Sports Madness . . . 2016 – – Started eight of nine games in which he saw action, with five starts at left tackle and three starts at right tackle . . . missed four games due to injury . . . started at left tackle in 45-21 win over Miami as offense gained 404 yards total offense . . . started at left tackle in 42-3 win over Iowa State as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . started at left tackle and played every offensive down in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State . . . started at left tackle and played every offensive down in 14-7 win at Rutgers . . . started at left tackle and played every offensive down in 38-31 loss to Northwestern . . . started at right tackle and played every offensive down in 14-7 win at Minnesota . . . did not see action in 49-35 win at Purdue due to injury . . . started at right tackle and played every offensive down in 17-9 loss to #10 Wisconsin . . . saw limited action in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State due to injury, playing only on PAT attempts . . . did not see action in 14-13 win over #2 Michigan due to injury . . . did not see action in 28-0 win at Illinois due to injury . . . did not see action in 40-10 win over #15 Nebraska due to injury . . . returned to starting line-up in final game, starting at right tackle in 30-2 Outback Bowl loss to #17 Florida.

2015 Honors – – Next Man In Award, offense . . . 2015 – – Started 10 games, including six at right tackle and four at left tackle . . . saw action in 31-14 win over Illinois State, as offense gained 431 yards total offense and allowed no sacks . . . saw action in 31-17 win at Iowa State as offense gained 260 net rushing yards and 475 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 27-24 win over Pitt as offense gained 363 yards total offense . . . saw extensive duty at left tackle in 62-16 win over North Texas as offense gained 488 yards total offense . . . started at left tackle and played every offensive play in first career start in 10-6 win at Wisconsin . . . started at left tackle and played every offensive down in 29-20 win over Illinois as offense rushed for 278 yards and gained 478 yards total offense . . . started at left tackle in 40-10 win at Northwestern as offense rushed for 294 yards and gained 492 yards total offense . . . started at right tackle and played every offensive play in 31-15 win over Maryland . . . started at right tackle and played every offensive down in 35-27 win at Indiana at offense rushed for 234 yards and gained 467 yards total offense . . . started at right tackle and played every offensive down in 40-35 win over Minnesota as offense rushed for 272 yards and gained 506 yards total offense . . . started at right tackle in 40-20 win over Purdue . . . started at right tackle and played every offensive down in 28-20 win at Nebraska . . . started at right tackle and played every offensive down in 16-13 loss to Michigan State . . . started at left tackle in 45-16 Rose Bowl loss to Stanford.

2014 – – Saw action on special teams in 31-23 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 401 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 17-13 win over Ball State as offense gained 455 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 20-17 loss to Iowa State . . . saw action on special teams in 24-20 win at Pittsburgh . . . saw action on special teams in 24-10 win at Purdue as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 45-29 win over Indiana as offense gained 426 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 38-31 loss at Maryland as offense gained 433 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 48-7 win over Northwestern as offense gained 483 yards total offense . . . saw action at right tackle in loss at Minnesota . . . saw action in 30-14 win at Illinois as offense rushed for 304 yards and gained 587 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 26-24 loss to No. 14 Wisconsin . . . saw action on special teams in 37-34 overtime loss to Nebraska . . . saw action on special teams in 45-28 TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee.

2013 – – Saw action in two games . . . saw first career action in 38-14 win at Purdue as offense rushed for 318 yards and gained 509 yards total offense . . . saw action in 38-17 win at Nebraska.

2012 – – Redshirted after joining the team as a walk-on.

High school honors – – Earned first team all-conference honors as offensive lineman and punter . . . Career – – Earned three letters as offensive lineman and punter . . . also lettered in basketball, baseball and golf as a prep . . . helped prep team reach state playoffs as a sophomore and junior.

Personal – – Born 12/25/93 . . . business direct administration major . . . earned academic all-conference and all-state honors . . . parents are Kim and Dave Croston . . . his father, Dave, was a three-year letterman at Iowa (1984-86) . . . high school coach was Chris Zyzda.