5 Cole Champion
5 Cole Champion
Height: 5-11
Weight: 191
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas
Position: DB
Major: Undeclared
Residential College: Davenport

Note: Voted by his teammates the 2015 team captaincy... 13th on Yale’s career tackles list with 264 total tackles.

2015: Honorable Mention All-Ivy…Started in all 10 games… Yale’s Captain Award… Had 40 solo tackles and 24 assisted tackles for 65 overall… Had nine pass breakups and one forced fumble… Season-high of 12 tackles vs. Harvard.

2014: Honorable Mention All-Ivy League… Played in all 10 games… Had 51 tackles (30 solo), one interception and two pass breakups.... Five solo tackles vs. Army and Dartmouth... Seven overall stops vs. Columbia and Princeton.

2013: Second-Team All-Ivy... Started last 17 games... Led team with 49 solo tackles (highest for any DB in Ivy)... 78 overall tackles (2nd highest on team)... Led team in interceptions with 3 and fumble recoveries with 4... Two forced fumbles... One sack and one TFL... Earned Ivy Defensive player of the week and took honors from BSN, College Sports Madness, NEFW (Gold Helmet) and the Sports Network for 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovery, and 14 overall tackles (6-8) against Cal Poly... Earned CFPA Honors against Penn... Ivy Honorable Mention against Cornell (9-1-10)...

2012: Led all defensive backs with 46 solos and 71 overall stops... Played in every game, started last seven... Top game was 9-1-10 vs. Lafayette... Earned Charles Loftus Award as Yale's top freshman.

At St. Thomas Aquinas: Earned four varsity football letters and captained team senior year… Three-year starter who left as career tackling leader… Second-team all-state senior year... Three-time all-county… Team defensive MVP junior and senior years… First junior to earn team defensive MVP honor… Played on 2008 and 2010 state and national championship teams… 2009 regional champions… Captained lacrosse team junior and senior years… Six varsity letters since seventh grade… Team player of year as freshman midfielder… Two-time first-team all-state… Four-time all-county first team… Team MVP twice… 4A-5A-6A Male Athlete of Year Finalist in 2011… Played on four district championship teams in lacrosse.

Personal: Cole Palmer Champion is the son of Laura and Gregg Champion… Father played football at New Hampshire… Brother and sister are college lacrosse players…