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Ben Cotton
Posted Dec 29, 2011

Starting tight end Ben Cotton is progressing and looks to play on Monday.

Orlando, NE - For the third straight day, Nebraska starting tight end Ben Cotton (shoulder) practiced, meaning the chances he will play in the Capital One Bowl against South Carolina on Monday increases yet again.

Cotton experienced a shoulder sprain in the first quarter against Penn State and missed the last two regular season games.

“Things are going good. It feels great to get back out there with the guys at practice,” said Cotton. “We are going to let things progress and I will be ready for the game.”

The junior would be a welcomed addition. South Carolina’s defensive front is considered one of the best in the nation. While Cotton does have the ability to be a receiving threat – he’s known more to be an excellent blocker out of the tight end position.

“It’s definitely important to me. We love playing good challenges. We have gotten really used to that,” said Cotton. “As the season went on, it so happened we were playing the No. 1 defense in the Big Ten. We love that challenge.”

The son of Nebraska offensive line coach Barney Cotton, Ben has 13 catches for 167 yards this season.

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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