2023 PFN Player Profile: Getting to know Bristol RB Kendell Cottrell Jr.

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Billy Splain | June 21, 2023


Kendell Cottrell Jr
Bristol High
Class Of
Jersey #22
HT/WT 6’0, 190
(112 attempts) 1,072 Rush yds – 1,568 all purpose – 22 Rush TDs – 3 Rec TDs – 1 KOR TD –
Other sports Track
2x All League RB, 3 year Varsity Starter, Offensive MVP,
Twitter @KendellCottrell

Coach Ciotti says “He is a high character student, loves the game and works his tail off. He is our leader. Top 25 RB in state and should rise. Whenever there is a play to be made offense defense special teams he always seems to come through. Running Back/Secondary/Returner BAL League Offensive Player of the Year 2 x 1st Team ALL League Running Back 1500+yds – 131 touches – 11ypa – scored every 5 touches Soph year-850 yds 10 tds 3 Kick return tds Interest from: Stony brook-Stone Hill-Villanova -Temple-PSU-Lehigh-Lafayette-Delaware-New Hampshire-Holy Cross-Kutztown-St Francis-Bryant


Why do you play football?

I play football because I enjoy the sport, and it was something I always liked to do and when I was little my family and friends seen potential in me so they pushed me to be the best I could be and I stuck with it and made the best out of it my goal is to be great one day and get my family everything they ever wanted and not have my mom or Grandmom work again.

It’s gameday! What are you looking forward to the most? 

I’m looking forward to everyone putting in 110% and winning

Who is your favorite sports star and WHY?

My favorite sports start is Emmitt Smith, because he is someone I look up to and watch a lot he inspired me to choose the number 22 and he played on my favorite football team the Dallas cowboys. When I watch his film the way he runs with power is the same way I run so I learn a lot from watching him.

Do you have a favorite play you remember the most? Explain:

My favorite play was my first ever touchdown my freshman year it was a 48 yard touchdown up the middle during a close game. That was my favorite play cause after that coaches seen that I can run and started to give me more touches.

What was last years season like for you?

Last years season was a great one I rushed for 1k+ yards and scored 20+ touch downs and was real close to breaking the scoring touchdown in a game.

What are your goals for this coming season?

My goals for this upcoming season is to break the scoring and rushing record at my high school, get all the awards I got last year, have a great record undefeated, and just build a great chemistry with my team and help the younger up coming players and show them what it is to be a leader on a team.

Who is the best player you ever lined up against?

The best player I ever lined up against was my cousin, and it was just hard because we work a lot together so all my strengths he picked up on and all my weaknesses he knew and he would say the same for me it was a big back and fourth game between us.

What stadium, HS/college/pro would you love to visit for a game?

I would like to visit the Dallas cowboys Stadium when they play the eagles

What is your favorite Pro team, any sport?

Dallas Cowboys

What game, yours, college or pro, was your favorite game you watched and why?

My favorite game I watched was my game we played Pennington and I scored 5 touchdowns and rushed for 250 overall it was a great game the crowd was big and I had a lot of family come out to watch and support

What sports movie would you watch every day if you had to pick one and why?

A sports movie I could watch everyday is Creed, It’s my favorite movie there is a lot of life lessons through the movie and I like the way he came up from a hard life and thrived to be great and when times got hard again he never got discouraged and kept going.

If your mom and dad are screaming at you from the stands, what is it they usually yell?

“Yea Ken” or “That’s what I’m talking about son”

Name one thing that you’d love to do in football that may never happen?

When we are up a lot against another team and starters are taken out I would like to call the plays

Who is your mentor, the person you want to be like? WHY?

My mentor, someone I would like to be like is Emmitt Smith because I look up to him as a great running back and try to run like him and play like him

Name a sport you’d love to play but can’t:


What is your most embarrassing sports moment?

The most embarrassing sports moment was my freshman year I drop the game winning ball and I was wide open

Is there anyone in your family, besides your parents, you could consider your biggest fan? Who, Why?

My Grandmom, she has always been there for me always took me to practices when I was younger and takes me to all my camps and visits

When you aren’t playing, practicing or training for sports, what is your go to activity and why?

I got to the pool and swim because it’s fun and still a way to be active

What is your favorite football memory to date?


What is your favorite play to run?

26 power

What scares you the most?


Music of choice:


What was your favorite gift as a little boy? Why?

A electric dirt bike because I everyone in the complex had one and I really wanted one

What restaurant is your go to when you need a big meal?


What is your favorite vacation destination?


Do you remember what the first football game you saw was?

Jets Vs Dolphins

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