(born June 16, 1982) is a wide receiver
for the New York Jets
. He was drafted in the fourth round in the 2004 NFL Draft
out of North Carolina State University
Cotchery was a two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection. He broke school records with 200 career receptions and 15 career 100-yard receiving games, both previously held by consensus All-American Torry Holt
(1995–98), and finished second to Holt in school history with 3,119 yards and 21 touchdown catches. Cotchery and Florida State
's Peter Warrick
are the only two receivers in ACC history to record 200 career receptions and 3,000 career receiving yards. He caught at least one pass in 39 consecutive games, which ties for the longest streak in school history. He ranks 33rd in NCAA history for career receiving yards and tied for 42nd for career receptions. He majored in .
2004 NFL Draft
Cotchery was selected by the New York Jets
in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2004 NFL draft
New York Jets
In 2004, Cotchery caught 6 passes for 60 yards in 12 games (with no starts) as the team's 5th receiver. As a kick returner, he had 13 returns for 362 yards (27.8 yard average) and one touchdown.
In 2005, Jerricho entered the season as the fourth string wide receiver, but following an injury to Wayne Chrebet
, he moved up the depth chart to third string. In 16 games (with one start), he caught 19 passes for 251 yards. He returned 4 kicks for 105 yards (26.3... Read More