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Jeff Cotton leads list of local undrafted free agents

Jeff Cotton at Mountain View (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

LOCAL UNDRAFTED FREE AGENTS

Five athletes with direct ties to Southern Arizona signed free agent contracts but none as close as former Mountain View standout Jeff Cotton.

“It’s fun to experience this, and I hope a team believes in me the way I believe in myself,” Cotton told Ryan Collingwood of the Spokesman-Review. “I can play inside, outside, wingback or special teams. I’ll do whatever I can to help a team win.”

ARIZONA CARDINALS
Jace Whittaker, CB (Arizona)
Sirgeo Hoffman, RB, Portland State (Pima)

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Jeff Cotton, WR, Idaho. (Mountain View/Pima)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
J.J. Taylor, RB, (Arizona)

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Khalil Tate, QB, (Arizona)

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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