Cole Madison

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Cole Madison
No. 61 – Green Bay Packers
Personal information
Born: (1994-12-20) December 20, 1994 (age 24)
Burien, Washington
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:308 lb (140 kg)
Career information
High school:John F. Kennedy Catholic (Burien, Washington)
College:Washington State
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 5 / Pick: 138
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Cole Madison (born December 20, 1994) is an American football guard for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Washington State, and was drafted by the Packers in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Collegiate career[edit]

Madison attended and played college football at Washington State under head coach Mike Leach from 2013–2017. After redshirting in 2013, he was a major contributor for the following four seasons. In 2014, he made his collegiate debut and first start in the season opener against Rutgers. In 2015, he started all 13 games at right tackle and garnered All-Pac-12 honorable mention accolades. In 2016, he started all 13 games at right tackle. He was named as an All-Pac-12 Conference honorable mention and to the All-America Second Team and All-Pac-12 First Team by Pro Football Focus. In 2017, he started all 13 games at right tackle and was named All-Pac-12 Conference Second Team and All-Pac-12 First Team by the Associated Press.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Madison was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft (138th overall).[2] He signed his rookie contract on May 7, 2018.[3] On August 13, 2018, the Packers reported that Madison was dealing with a personal issue.[4] Madison did not participate in any games during the 2018 NFL season.

On April 8, 2019, Madison was reinstated to the Packers active roster.[5][6] Upon his return, Madison cited his mental health as the reason for this hiatus.[7][8] The suicide of Madison's friend Tyler Hilinski in January 2018 is believed to be one of the reasons for his break from football.[9]


  1. ^ "Cole Madison - 2017 Football Roster - Washington State University". Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Spofford, Mike (April 28, 2018). "Packers add offensive lineman at top of fifth round". Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  3. ^ "Packers sign six draft picks". May 7, 2018.
  4. ^ "Packers not expecting Cole Madison 'anytime soon'". August 13, 2018.
  5. ^ "Packers guard Cole Madison reinstated to roster". Packers Wire. USA Today. April 8, 2019.
  6. ^ Crabtree, Curtis (April 23, 2019). "Packers were "pleasantly surprised" by Cole Madison's return to roster". ProFootballTalk. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  7. ^ "Cole Madison ready to get back to football". Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  8. ^ Journal, JASON WILDE For the State. "Packers' Cole Madison returns to football after a year away: 'My life was on the line'". KPVI. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  9. ^ "Report: Loss of teammate is why Cole Madison is not with Packers". Green Bay Packers. Retrieved April 24, 2019.

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