STORRS — By Casey Cochran’s best estimate, he has played the game for 20 years. Casey Cochran is 20 years old..
“I grew up around football,” he said Monday in his first public comments since retiring from the game a week ago. “I had a football in my crib, I’m sure, when I was born.”
There are few young guys in Connecticut who ever loved football more, who ever pursued it more resolutely. Certainly no quarterback threw for more yards, more completions or more touchdowns at any Connecticut high school. The son of the most famous high school coach in state history, he began playing with the New Britain PAL at 7, played in West Hartford, went on to high school at New London and Masuk-Monroe, won a state title, set all the passing records and then went on to be the starting quarterback at State U.READ MORE