2018: Phil Steele’s Third Team All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Played in all 13 games as deep snaper . . . Helped A-State set an NCAA record for punt return defense (-1.88 ypr) . . . The punting unit also ranked 14th in the nation in net punting with a 40.53 average . . . A-State didn’t allow a blocked punt or field goal on the year, ranking tied for first in the nation . . . With Cottengim handling deep snapping, A-State punter Cody Grace was named Second Team All-Sun Belt and was a Ray Guy Award semifinalist . . . A-State Athletics Director’s Honor Roll . . . Phil Steele’s Preseason Fourth Team All-Sun Belt.
2017: Played in all 13 games . . . Handled deep snap duties on both field goals and punts . . . Helped A-State rank second in the nation in punt return defense, allowing just 2.0 yards per return . . . The punting unit also ranked 21st in the nation in net punting with a 40.35 average . . . With Cottengim snapping, A-State’s punt and field goal teams didn’t allow a blocked punt all season to rank tied for first in the nation . . . Played an important role in both A-State’s punter, Cody Grace, and kicker, Sawyer Williams, being named All-Sun Belt Conference . . . A-State Athletics Director’s Honor Roll.
WYOMING: Walk-on to the Wyoming football team . . . . Redshirted his true freshman season in 2016.
HIGH SCHOOL: Varsity football and lacrosse letterman at Fairport High School . . . Earned academic honors in mathematics and science . . . Also recruited by teams such as Tulane, Colorado State and Memphis.
PERSONAL: Born March 1, 1998 . . . Physics major.