Curtis Cothran has waited for two years to be in a position to gain playing time for the Lions at defensive end. Last season, Cothran saw only brief time on the field in two games, recording one tackle for a loss. With the departure of both C.J. Olaniyan and Deion Barnes, 2015 will be his chance to make an impact.
The 6'5" 258 pound player out of Council Rock North in Newton, Pa. is listed behind senior Carl Nassib on the depth chart. This means that he is in line to be a factor in the rotation at defensive end this season and if all goes well, to be the starter for the following two seasons.
When reading through his twitter, @curtis_cothran, it becomes evident that Curtis does not seem to have an ego issue. He pays tribute to teammates, former PSU players, and others much more than he hypes himself. In fact the only picture of himself is one where he is being beaten by a small child at THON while he laughs heavily, which was a retweet from the PSU Football account.