Cotton sees game as step toward NFL
“I've always wanted to do three things: Play for my dad, play pro football like my dad and I want to be a coach like my dad," Ben Cotton said.
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — Barney Cotton played four NFL seasons after leaving Nebraska, first as a rookie lineman with Cincinnati in 1979 before going three years with the St. Louis Cardinals.
One person who knows that nugget of trivia is his son, Ben, now a former NU tight end starting his own pursuit of a possible NFL career.
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Thursday, January 17, 2013 12:00 am.