PRO (127-65/10-5): Re-signed with Pittsburgh for two years on April 11, 2012…signed a one-year contract with the Steelers on August 11, 2011…released by the New York Jets on August 4, 2011…re-signed with the Jets on March 1, 2007…originally drafted by the Jets in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft.
2012 (12-0): 9/9 at Denver: Saw action at WR…9/16 vs. N.Y. Jets: In his first game against his former team, converted a third-and three to the Jets’ one-yard line…the Steelers would score on the drive to take a 13-10 lead into halftime…9/23 at Oakland: Hauled in a nine-yard reception on the Steelers first drive of the game, which resulted in a Steelers touchdown...10/7 vs. Philadelphia: Tallied one reception for seven yards to the Eagles’ two-yard line on a drive that resulted in a Steelers’ field goal prior to halftime…10/11 at Tennessee: Saw action at WR…10/21 at Cincinnati: Converted a third-and-three with a 20-yard reception in the first quarter…10/28 vs. Washington: Dressed but did not play…11/4 at N.Y. Giants: Saw increased action at WR in place of injured WR Antonio Brown…hauled in a season-high four receptions for a season-high 50 yards…converted a third-and-six with an eight-yard reception on the Steelers first touchdown drive of the game…11/12 vs. Kansas City: Converted a third-and-seven with a 22-yard reception on the Steelers final drive of regulation…played in his 125th career game…11/18 vs. Baltimore: Hauled in two receptions for 22 yards…11/25 at Cleveland: Inactive due to a rib injury…12/2 at Baltimore: Inactive due to a rib injury…12/9 vs. San Diego: Saw action at WR after missing the previous two games with a rib injury…12/16 at Dallas: Converted a third-and-six with a seven-yard reception on a drive that resulted in a Shaun Suisham field goal in the second quarter…recorded a 21-yard reception in the fourth quarter on a drive that resulted in a Steelers’ touchdown.
2011 (13-0/1-0): Saw action in 13 games at WR and on special teams, including the lone postseason contest…missed the first three games due to a hamstring injury…finished the regular season with 16 receptions for 237 yards and two touchdowns…had a 31-yard touchdown reception in the Wild Card Game at Denver…was inactive for the first two games of the season with a hamstring injury…9/25 at Indianapolis: Was inactive…10/2 at Houston: Played in his first game of the season and as a member of the Steelers at WR…10/30 vs. New England: Registered first receptions as a Steeler, a 10-yarder from QB Ben Roethlisberger…11/6 vs. Baltimore: Caught three passes for 44 yards…added one rush for three yards…11/13 at Cincinnati: Finished with two receptions for 29 yards and one touchdown…hauled in a 16-yard touchdown from Roethlisberger on the Steelers’ opening drive, his first touchdown as a Steeler…12/8 vs. Cleveland: Had two receptions for 33 yards and one touchdown, his second touchdown as a Steeler, the 20th of his career…12/19 at San Francisco: Totaled a team-high 93 yards on five receptions (18.6 avg.), his most receptions and receiving yards as a Steeler…recorded a 36-yard reception, his longest with the team…1/1 at Cleveland: Tallied three receptions for 28 yards…added one kickoff return for 19 yards…AFC Wild Card 1/8 at Denver Game: Had a 31-yard touchdown reception late in the fourth quarter to tie the game 23-23.
2010 (14-5/3-1): Played in 14 games with five starts…had 41 receptions for 443 yards and two touchdowns…had 66 punt return yards…added 12 receptions for 146 yards and one touchdown in the postseason…became the Jets’ all-time leader in postseason receptions (30)…9/19 vs. New England: Had four receptions for 26 yards and one touchdown…10/31 vs. Green Bay: Had a season-high 89 yards receiving, including a season-long 49-yard reception…11/14 at Cleveland: Recorded three receptions for 43 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown reception…12/12 vs. Miami: Tied a season-high with five receptions for 69 yards…AFC Divisional Game 1/16 at New England: Hauled in five receptions for 96 yards…AFC Championship Game 1/23 at Pittsburgh: Recorded a postseason-high five receptions for 33 yards and one touchdown.
2009 (14-12/3-3): Saw action in 14 games with 12 starts…led the team in receptions (57) and receiving yards (821) for the third consecutive season…had three receiving touchdowns…added his first career rushing touchdown…added a career-best 236 punt return yards (10.3 avg.)…started all three postseason contests…led the team in receptions (14) and receiving yards (194)…9/27 vs. Tennessee: Had a season-high eight receptions for a season-high 108 yards and one touchdown…it was his eighth career 100-yard receiving game in the regular season…11/15 vs. Jacksonville: Hauled in six receptions for 68 yards and one touchdown…11/22 at New England: Had three receptions for 84 yards and one touchdown…AFC Championship Game 1/24 at Indianapolis: Had five receptions and set a career-high for postseason receiving yards (102)…recorded his second career 100-yard receiving game in the postseason.
2008 (16-16/0-0): Started all 16 games at WR…led the team in receptions (71) and receiving yards (858) for the second consecutive season…added five receiving touchdowns…posted his first career multi-touchdown game…9/7 at Miami: Recorded three receptions for 80 yards, including a 56-yard touchdown…9/22 at San Diego: Had a career-high 10 receptions for 76 yards…9/28 vs. Arizona: Recorded four receptions for 67 yards with a career-high two receiving touchdowns…one of those touchdowns was a 40-yarder from QB Brett Favre…10/12 vs. Cincinnati: Had eight receptions for 85 yards…10/26 vs. Kansas City: Recorded his seventh career 100-yard receiving game in the regular season, registering 102 receiving yards on nine receptions…11/13 at New England: Hauled in five receptions for 87 yards and one touchdown…12/14 vs. Buffalo: Recorded four receptions for 34 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown reception.
2007 (15-15): Started 15 games at WR…led the team in receptions (82) and receiving yards (1,130)…the 82 receptions tied a career high and the 1,130 receiving yards are a career best…added two receiving touchdowns…set a career-high with 39 rushing yards…had a career-best four 100-yard receiving games…9/16 at Baltimore: Set a career-high with 165 receiving yards on seven receptions…9/30 at Buffalo: Finished with 107 yards receiving on eight receptions…10/21 at Cincinnati: Hauled in six receptions for 60 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown…12/9 vs. Cleveland: Finished with 119 yards receiving on six receptions…12/23 at Tennessee: Recorded his fourth 100-yard receiving game of the season and sixth of his career…finished with eight receptions for 152 yards and one touchdown.
2006: (16-16/1-1): Started all 16 regular-season games at WR and the lone postseason contest…set a career-high in receptions (82) for 961 yards and a career-high six receiving touchdowns...had four receptions for 100 yards in the lone postseason contest, including a 77-yard touchdown reception…9/17 vs. New England: Recorded a season-high 121 yards on six receptions…recorded his first career 100-yard receiving game in the regular season…had a career-long 71-yard touchdown…10/1 vs. Indianapolis: Hauled in three receptions for 65 yards, including a 33-yard touchdown…11/26 vs. Houston: Recorded his second career 100-yard receiving game in the regular season, finishing with 110 yards on seven receptions…12/3 at Green Bay: Recorded a season-high nine receptions for 99 yards and one touchdown…AFC Wild Card Game 1/7 at New England: Recorded his first career postseason 100-yard receiving game…finished with 100 yards on four receptions, including a postseason career-long 77-yard touchdown.
2005: (16-1): Played in all 16 games with one start…had 19 receptions for 251 yards…added 182 punt return yards and 102 yards on kickoff returns…11/27 vs. New Orleans: Tied a season-high with four receptions for a season-high 72 yards…12/18 at Miami: Tied a season-high with four receptions for 44 yards.
2004: (12-0/2-0): Saw action in 12 games, including two postseason contests…had six receptions for 60 yards…had a career-high 362 kickoff return yards, including a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown…12/26 vs. New England: Set a season-high with 18 receiving yards…1/2 at St. Louis: Had a season-high two receptions for 15 yards…added his first and only kickoff return, scoring on a 94-yard kickoff return.
COLLEGE: Broke school records in career receptions (200) and 100-yard receiving games (15)…finished second in school history in receiving yards (3,119) and touchdown catches (21)…ranks second in school history for receptions in a season (86) and receiving yards in a season (1,369)…ranks second all-time in the ACC for career 100-yard receiving games and second in career receiving yards…one of only two receivers in ACC history to have 200+ receptions and more than 3,000 receiving yards…a two-time all-ACC first-team selection…majored in sport management.
PERSONAL: Attended Phillips High School (Birmingham, Ala.)…played both sides of the ball as a senior…caught 39 passes for 1,008 yards as a senior…added five interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown as a senior…also lettered four times in basketball…established the Cotchery Foundation in 2007…the organization aims to “Inspire children to conceive and achieve goals by providing programs and services designed to enhance their futures.”…son of Bob and Katie Cotchery…Full name: Jerricho Cotchery.