ORONO, Maine -- Former University of Maine football defensive end Michael Cole (North Brunswick, N.J.) has been invited to attend Washington Redskins mini-camp. Cole will compete at Redskins' camp for a chance to ink a deal with the franchise.
Cole, a two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association second team selection, finished his Black Bear career as Maine's all-time leader in sacks with 29.0. In 2013, Cole finished the regular season ranked second in the CAA in sacks per game (0.80) as he totaled 8.0 sacks in nine games to go along with 27 tackles, including 11.0 tackles for loss. Cole also tallied three pass breakups, a forced fumble and an interception. Cole ranked eighth in the league in tackles for loss per game and was tied for fourth in total sacks.
For his career, Cole recorded 135 tackles, including 39.5 for loss and 29.0 sacks, to go along with five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 10 pass breakups and one interception. Cole appeared in 39 games during his career with the Black Bears.
Cole becomes the third Black Bear in the spring of 2014 to be selected for participation with a NFL club after Kendall James (Roselle, N.J.) was drafted in the sixth round by the Minnesota Vikings and Justin Perillo (Wilmington, Del.) inked a free agent deal with the Green Bay Packers.