Cowboy Spotlight: Cole Walterscheid

Austyn Iven visits with Cowboys defensive end Cole Walterscheid about life away from the football field for the Muenster, Texas native.

James Washington actually had more tackles than Cowboys defensive end Cole Walterscheid when the 2016 football season kicked off in September against Southeastern Louisiana. That's because Washington was credited with several tackles following interceptions the previous two years, while Walterscheid was preparing for his first significant game action.

The 6-5, 254-pound Walterscheid redshirted in 2014 and then spent most of the 2015 season sidelined with an injury before returning to play late in the year against Baylor and Ole Miss in the Sugar Bowl, but he did not record any statistics.

Walterscheid is making up for lost time as a third-year sophomore. He has started each of the Cowboys nine games this season, and has 18 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, three quarterback hurries, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. His breakout game was in the win over Pittsburgh when Walterscheid set career highs with four tackles, two sacks and a quarterback hurry.

Austyn Iven recently visited with Walterscheid about life away from the football field for the 21-year-old management major.


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