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#74 Matt Cochran
Position: Offensive Line
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 295
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Atwater, CA
High School: Buhach Colony HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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2013: Listed as one of two players sharing the starting spot at center on the preseason depth chart after serving as the starter for the majority of spring workouts.

2012: Redshirted ... did not play … listed as Cal’s No. 9 recruit prior to the season according to Athlon, while Phil Steele had him as the No. 53 freshman offensive lineman nationally.

BUHACH COLONY HS: Played in both the U.S. Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl and the California Prep All-Star Game following his 2011 senior campaign … accumulated a series of other honors as a senior, including Prepstar and SuperPrep All-Region, first-team (MaxPreps) and second-team (ESPN High School California) All-State, first-team All-Sac-Joaquin Section, Area Player of the Year (Merced Sun-Star), first-team All-District (Modesto Bee) and first-team All-Central California Conference … also played on the defensive line as a senior, contributing 30 tackles and 2.5 sacks … named a MaxPreps Team Player of the Week for his performance in a victory over Enochs in the second game of his senior season … picked up several honors as a junior in 2010 as well, including second-team All-State (ESPN Rise), first-team All-District, All-Central California Conference, All-Modesto Area, All-Merced Area and honorable mention All-Section … anchored an offensive line as a sophomore in 2009 that opened holes for three 1,000-yard rushers, while also forcing a fumble on the defensive side of the ball … played on teams in both his junior and senior seasons that were 12-1 overall, 5-0 in the CCC and reached the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals before losing their lone game of the season … a three-year prep starter at center … a four-star recruit of MaxPreps, while ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports gave him three stars each … ranked as the nation’s No. 3 center according to Scout, while ESPN and 247Sports had him at No. 5 and Rivals at No. 7 … listed as the No. 11 player among guards and centers by MaxPreps, who also had him as the nation’s No. 188 player overall … ranked among the state of California’s top overall players according to 247Sports (No. 45), ESPN (No. 52) and Rivals (No. 53).

OTHER: Full name is Matthew Anthony Cochran … born December 27, 1993 … parents are Roderick and Nicole Cochran … younger brother, Aaron Cochran, is a true freshman offensive lineman at Cal in 2013 … cousin DeMeco Ryans was an All-American linebacker at Alabama and has played in the NFL since being drafted by Houston in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft, earning AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2006 and making two Pro Bowls in six seasons with the Texans before being traded to his current team Philadelphia prior to the 2012 campaign … cousin Bryan Campbell played collegiate football at Colorado … cousin Darren Lake will be a sophomore football player at Alabama in 2013 … major is undeclared.

Last Updated: July 22, 2013

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