Dec. 13, 2010
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- Former University of New Mexico offensive lineman Erik Cook has been promoted to the Washington Redskins' 53-man roster. Cook signs his first active roster contact in the NFL. He was not active for the game Sunday against Tampa Bay. Cook, who was drafted in the seventh round by Washington in 2010, filled the roster spot previously held by defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth. He is one of seven rookies on the Washington roster this season.
Cook was a three-year starter at New Mexico who was one of the premier offensive linemen in the Mountain West Conference and leader of the Lobos' outstanding offensive line group, dubbed The Hitmen, his final two years. He was first team all-MWC as senior and second team all-MWC selection as a junior. CollegeFootballNews.com rated him as the No. 4 senior center in the country entering the 2009 season. He was selected to play in the Texas vs. The Nation all-star game after his senior season and earned an invite to the NFL Combine.