Cole Toner
Personal information
Born: (1994-03-13) March 13, 1994 (age 28)
Greenwood, Indiana
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Roncalli (Indianapolis, Indiana)
College:Harvard
Position:Center
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 5 / Pick: 170
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2021
Games played:13
Games started:3
Player stats at NFL.com

Cole Toner (born March 13, 1994) is an American football offensive guard who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Harvard and was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.[1]

College career

Toner started at right tackle for the Harvard Crimson for three and a half years, and was a four-year varsity letterman. He was selected First Team All-Ivy League in 2014 and 2015.[2] In 2015, he was selected to the Lindy's Preseason All-FCS First Team, the All-New England Team, the STATS FCS All-American First Team, and the AP FCS All-American First Team.[3] He was also nominated to the Fall 2015 Academic All-Ivy Team, and was a semifinalist for the 2015 National Football Foundation William V. Campbell Trophy (the academic Heisman).[4]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 5+14 in
(1.96 m)
306 lb
(139 kg)
33+18 in
(0.84 m)
9+34 in
(0.25 m)
5.32 s 4.59 s 7.88 s 26.0 in
(0.66 m)
8 ft 7 in
(2.62 m)
22 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[5]

Arizona Cardinals

Toner was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round (170th overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft. On May 2, 2016, he signed a four-year contract with the Cardinals.[6]

On September 2, 2017, Toner was waived by the Cardinals.[7]

Cincinnati Bengals

On September 4, 2017, Toner was signed to the Cincinnati Bengals' practice squad.[8] He was released on September 29, 2017.[9]

New England Patriots

On October 9, 2017, Toner was signed to the New England Patriots' practice squad.[10] After being placed on the injured list on October 12, 2017, he was released four days later.[11]

Los Angeles Chargers

On November 7, 2017, Toner was signed to the Los Angeles Chargers' practice squad.[12] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Chargers on January 1, 2018.[13]

On August 2, 2019, Toner was waived/injured by the Chargers and placed on injured reserve.[14] He was waived with an injury settlement on August 7. He was re-signed to the practice squad on October 16. Toner signed a futures contract with the Chargers on December 30, 2019.[15]

On September 5, 2020, Toner was released by the Chargers,[16] and signed to the practice squad the next day.[17] He was elevated to the active roster on October 3 for the team's week 4 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and reverted to the practice squad after the game.[18] He was signed to the active roster on October 31.[19]

Houston Texans

Toner signed with the Houston Texans on March 22, 2021.[20] He was released on August 31, 2021.[21] He was re-signed to the practice squad on October 12, 2021.[22] He was promoted to the active roster on October 30.[23]

References

  1. ^ Somers, Kent (May 2, 2016). "Cardinals select Harvard OL Cole Toner in 5th round of NFL draft". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  2. ^ "Cole Toner OT". Reese's Senior Bowl. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  3. ^ "Cole Toner - Harvard". www.gocrimson.com. Archived from the original on July 18, 2015.
  4. ^ "NFF Announces Outstanding List of Semifinalists for 2015 Campbell Trophy, College Football's Premier Scholar-Athlete Award". Retrieved August 13, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Cole Toner Draft and Combine Prospect Profile", NFL.com, retrieved June 29, 2016
  6. ^ "Cole Toner". Rotoworld. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  7. ^ Urban, Darren (September 2, 2017). "Cardinals Make Moves To Reach 53-Man Roster". AZCardinals.com. Archived from the original on September 3, 2017.
  8. ^ "Bengals Player Moves: Driskel to IR, Toner and Shelton to practice squad". Bengals.com. September 4, 2017. Archived from the original on September 7, 2017.
  9. ^ Marcum, Jason (September 29, 2017). "Bengals sign Hardy Nickerson to practice squad, cut Cole Toner from it". CincyJungle.com.
  10. ^ "Patriots make changes to the practice squad". Patriots.com. October 9, 2017. Archived from the original on January 13, 2018.
  11. ^ "Patriots make changes to the practice squad". Patriots.com. October 12, 2017. Archived from the original on January 17, 2018.
  12. ^ Henne, Ricky (November 7, 2017). "Chargers Announce Flurry of Transactions". Chargers.com. Archived from the original on February 10, 2018.
  13. ^ Henne, Ricky (January 1, 2018). "Chargers Sign Six to Reserve/Future Contracts". Chargers.com. Archived from the original on April 7, 2018.
  14. ^ "Chargers Sign Pair of Offensive Linemen". Chargers.com. August 2, 2019.
  15. ^ "Chargers Sign Eight Players to Reserve/Future Contracts". Chargers.com. December 30, 2019.
  16. ^ "We've Trimmed Our Roster to 53". Chargers.com. September 5, 2020.
  17. ^ Practice Squad Announced, Chargers
  18. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers Activate Tyron Johnson and Cole Toner". Chargers.com. October 3, 2020. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  19. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers Announce Roster Moves". Chargers.com. October 31, 2020.
  20. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (3-22-2021)". HoustonTexans.com. March 22, 2021. Retrieved March 22, 2021.
  21. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (8-31-2021)". HoustonTexans.com. August 31, 2021.
  22. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (10-12-2021)". HoustonTexans.com. October 12, 2021.
  23. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (10-30-2021)". HoustonTexans.com. October 30, 2021.