Height: 5'8"
Weight: 170
Year: Redshirt Freshman
City/State: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Southwest


Honors & Awards

  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2006; Spring 2007; Fall 2007)

2008: Cotton was used as a defensive replacement in the infield and spelled Ben Kline at shortstop Is a fundamentally solid player who runs well and moves runners along in a number of roles Played in 23 games, hitting .200 with two RBIs and three runs scored in 2008 Has seen more time at shortstop down the stretch, starting five of NU’s last 11 contests at shortstop and hit .316 in that span Started the final two games of the Big 12 Tournament, hitting .375 (3-for-8), as he collected his first career three-hit game against No. 6 Oklahoma State, going 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI Went 2-for-4 and was hit by a pitch in a start at No. 12 Missouri on May 18 Went 1-for-5 against Creighton on May 13 with nine assists, the most by a Husker infielder in nine seasons Played in the final two games against Texas A&M, earning the starting nod in the finale where he walked and scored two runs in a 13-10 victory Earned the start in the nightcap against UL-Lafayette on May 3, going 0-for-1 with a walk and a sacrifice Picked up his first career hit in a start against Northern Colorado on March 25 Started against Arkansas on March 19, and drove in a run as he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and also had a sacrifice in his two plate appearances

2007: Cotton redshirted in his first season as a Husker Spent the summer playing for the Nevada (Mo.) Griffons and Coach John Hill.

Lincoln Southwest High School: Cotton was a four-year starter for Coach Doug Kaltenberger, helping the Silver Hawks from the program’s inception in 2003 Totaled a school-record 128 hits during his career Led the Silver Hawks to a 22-7 record in 2006, ranking among state leaders with a .337 average, 27 runs scored and 23 RBIs en route to second-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald Garnered all-state honors in each of his four varsity seasons, highlighted by a .400 average with 22 RBIs and 30 runs scored in 2005 Played American Legion ball in the summer, leading his team to a 43-14 record as a senior and the first appearance in the American Legion World Series by a Lincoln team since 1955 Batted .370 with 18 doubles and 15 stolen bases during his final campaign Lettered in football and basketball for three seasons and was a finalist for Nebraska Boys High School Athlete of the Year in 2005-06 Earned all-state honors in each of his final two years of football, garnering first-team All-Nebraska accolades in helping LSW to the 2005 Class A title game Selected for the LSW John Perkins Award, presented to the school’s top scholar-athlete Chose NU over Arkansas, Creighton, Cornell and Brown after the latter two schools recruited him for both baseball and football.

Personal: Born on Sept. 17, 1987, in Columbia, Mo. Parents are Dan and Denise Cotton Has one sister (Amy) and one brother (Josh) Has not declared a major, but has a 3.08 GPA.

                                   Cotton, Andy
Year       Avg   GP-GS     AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR  RBI   BB   SO   SB-ATT
2008....  .200   23-11     35    3    7    0    1    0    2    2    8    0-0
TOTAL...  .200   23-11     35    3    7    0    1    0    2    2    8    0-0
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