- Johnny Cockrell
Johnny  Cockrell


Columbus, Miss.

High School:
Columbus HS

Last College:
East Mississippi CC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200




One of three December junior college, 2010 signees who enrolled at UAB in January ... participated in 2011 spring practice.

Junior College: Attended East Mississippi Community College ... was a starter at cornerback this past season at EMCC and was credited with 46 tackles (35 solos) ... recorded a season-high eight tackles in games against Northwest Mississippi and Pearl River ... returned an interception 56 yards for a touchdown against Itawamba and also ranked second on the team in pass breakups with six ... in reserve duty as a freshman in 2009, Cockrell had 13 total tackles (10 solo hits) ... was a member of back-to-back state playoff teams at EMCC ... Lions finished 5-5 in 2010 after going 11-1 and winning the school's first-ever MACJC state championship a year earlier.

High School: Attended Columbus (Miss.) High School and played for coach Bubba Davis as senior ... was high school and junior college teammate of Billy Autrey, now a teammate at UAB ... also was member of track team at Columbus High.

Personal: Born Jan. 1, 1990 at Columbus, Miss. ... son of Elizabeth and John Cockrell ... intended major is IDM: Sports and Health in Society.