Top 100 Players of 2017 – #2 – Cole Semu


 Ferndale – Senior – #21

5’10” 200 lbs – RB/DB

146 carries – 1511 yards – 31 touchdowns

15 receptions – 187 yards

3 interceptions – 34 yards

8 kick returns – 164 yards

10 punt returns – 309 yards – 1 touchdown

Another personal favorite of mine. He worked so hard to help the Golden Eagles get back to the state playoffs, and when he broke his leg on the first carry of the playoff game, my heart just sank. His 32 touchdowns in 2017 broke the 32-year old school record for touchdowns in a season, previously held by Donny Finkbonner. He also finished his career as the 5th all time leading rusher in school history. His 51 career touchdowns came up just two shy of the school record. He averaged an amazing 10.4 yards per carry in 2017, and his mix of speed, power and balance was extraordinary to watch. He was also the county’s leading punt returner, averaging over 30 yards a return, and he scored a touchdown. He also tied for team lead with three interceptions. What a tremendous player, and an extremely humble kid. He was named All-Conference 1st Team at running back.