UConn will open conference play vs. USF on national ESPN audience.
UConn and the Broncos will meet for the first time on Saturday at Rentschler Field.
Quarterback will now serve as a mentor to Husky football student-athletes.
Huskies look for first win of the season when Seawovles visit East Hartford.
There were lots of exciting things at Rentschler on Friday -- both on and off the field.
UConn vs. Stony Brook
UCONN took on BYU to open the 2014 football season.
USATSPI: UConn vs. Memphis - 12/07/13
UConn Football vs. Temple
2014: Started at quarterback against BYU (Aug. 29) before retiring from football due to multiple concussions...completed 17-of-31 passes for 171 yards in that contest.
2013: Played in eight games, starting the final four of the season at quarterback...went 3-1 as a starter...finished the year 111-for-175 for 1,293 yards with 11 touchdowns against four interceptions, adding a rushing touchdown as well...set the UConn single-game record for passing yards with 461 against Memphis (Dec. 7)...was 36-of-54 with four touchdowns in that game, finishing with the second-most completions and third-most attempts in a game in UConn history...it was also the 17th time in program history a quarterback has thrown for four touchdowns...also eclipsed 300 yards against Rutgers (Nov. 30), going 25-of-33 for 311 yards and two scores...was 7-of-11 for 96 yards and a touchdown in backup duty at No. 21 UCF (Oct. 26)...went 6-for-9 for 66 yards and a touchdown in the fourth quarter vs. No. 18 Louisville (Nov. 16)...went 25-of-42 for 227 yards and two touchdowns in his first start at SMU...finished 8-of-18 for 111 yards and a touchdown, also rushing for a score in a comeback win at Temple (Nov. 23)...named to the 2013 American Athletic Conference All-Academic team.
2012: Redshirted...Was named to the 2012 BIG EAST All-Academic team...Enrolled at UConn for the spring 2012 semester and participated in spring practice ... Passed for 46 yards on four completions in '12 Blue-White Spring Game.
High School: Gatorade Player of the Year in Connecticut for two seasons ... Named to the Connecticut High School Coaches' Association All-Star Football Team and the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-Connecticut Team ... Holds the Connecticut high school career records for passing yards and completions ... Played his final two years of high school at Masuk and led the team to the Connecticut Class L title in 2010 ... Started his scholastic career at New London HS and led the team to the state class SS title in 2008.
Personal Profile: Casey Donald Cochran ... Born Feb. 25, 1994 ... A pre-communications science major.
Passing Yards: 461, vs. Memphis, 12/7/13
Completions: 36, vs. Memphis, 12/7/13
Attempts: 54, vs. Memphis, 12/7/13
Touchdowns: 4, vs. Memphis, 12/7/13