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Madison’s path from Coug WR to starting RT

PULLMAN — As WSU strength and conditioning coach Jason Loscalzo so eloquently says, you can’t spell Cole without “OL." But when Cole Madison came to Washington State in 2013, he got his first look playing inside receiver. Considering that he now weighs 300 pounds and is slated to be the Cougs' starting right tackle this season, the notion of him catching balls is amusing.

His path from aspiring slot receiver to starting tackle wasn't without its bumps. But the most unusual part of the story is how quickly Madison made the transition from wideout to an offensive lineman. Madison was recruited as an athlete by the WSU coaching staff -- they knew he could play multiple positions. After all, Madison played on the defensive and offensive lines in high school along with... Recommended Stories