Cochart was the only Bengals 2011 college free agent signee to make last season’s opening day roster ... Played in 10 games on the season and had a TD catch, and played in Wild Card playoff ... Made his move to NFL from the FCS college ranks at South Dakota State.CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed as a college free agent with Cincinnati on 7-28-11.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011 - Played Games 1-2 and 7-14, and in Wild Card playoff ... Inactive (coach's decision) for Games 3-6 and 15-16 ... Had five catches for 44 yards, with a TD ... Contributed to pass protection that ranked tied for fourth in NFL in fewest sacks allowed (25) … On Sept. 11 at Cleveland, aided blocking effort that helped produce Cedric Benson’s 121-yard rushing day ... Threw a key clearing block on Benson’s game-clinching 39-yard TD run at Cleveland ... His two-for-seven receiving day Nov. 6 at Tennessee included one-yard TD catch in second quarter, giving Bengals 7-3 lead ... Also at Tennessee, assisted in pass protection effort that yielded only one sack ... One catch Nov. 13 vs. Pittsburgh – a 25-yarder to the Steelers 10 that helped set up a TD … Had one catch for six yards Nov. 20 at Baltimore, and helped lead blocking effort for 483 yards of net offense … Had a six-yard reception Dec. 18 at St. Louis.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons (2007-10) at South Dakota State ... Topped a consistently productive career by earning 2010 first-team honors in Missouri Valley Football Conference ... Career totals of 82 receptions for 997 yards and 14 TDs ... Led team in TD catches as both a junior and senior ... Caught 31-for-338 with four TDs as a senior ... Was 26-for-240 with career-best five TDs as a junior, and as a sophomore, he had a career-best 401 yards, on 23 catches with four TDs ... His sophomore average of 17.4 yards per catch led the team ... Helped lead Jackrabbits to an 8-3 record as a junior, and he scored three TDs in a playoff game at Montana.PERSONAL: Hometown is Kewaunee, Wis. ... Attended Kewaunee High School ... Industrial management major at South Dakota State ... Married (wife Abigail), with a daughter, Nora ... Hobbies include hunting, fishing and golf ... Last name is pronounced “KO-shart.”