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Tyler Cogswell Season in Review

Cogswell was quiet despite playing 12 games. Next season could be much louder.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 29 Cincinnati at Temple Photo by Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Numbers

  • 2 receptions
  • 42 yards
  • 21.0 yards per reception

It may not seem like a backup tight end should get much publicity, especially on a team that got all of 86 yards from the position in terms of receiving. However, Tyler Cogswell, along with starting tight end DJ Dowdy, were never made to be big pieces of the passing game. Instead, Cogswell made the most of his few chances with the ball while being a contributor in the blocking schemes.

The Best of the Best

Sept. 24, 2016 vs. Miami-Ohio

With the Bearcats leading 10-7 late in the first quarter, Cogswell caught a 29-yard pass from Ross Trail to pick up a first down and bring the ball into RedHawk territory. The Bearcats would go onto score a touchdown on the drive, which was highlighted by Cogswell’s career-long reception.

For Next Year

Cogswell played in 12 games as a junior, even starting once. Next fall he’ll has the first team job to himself assuming he keeps doing what he’s been doing. That opportunity could lead to big things for him as a senior. He will be playing in a new offensive scheme and if reported new offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock values the tight end at UC like he did at Notre Dame, Cogswell will be a big part of the passing game. Denbrock coached the likes of Tyler Eifert and Kyle Rudolph and also squeezed production out of guys like Troy Niklas and Ben Koyack during his tenure at Notre Dame. Cogswell does not have the upside of Eifert, but his size (6’5”) could make him a red zone threat and at least a more looked to receiver than he was as a junior.