Football and Track, 1987-90
Cochran, who was the first individual athlete in Ferris history to win a national title at the NCAA level, was a school-record 10-time All-America performer in the men's weight events for track and field. He earned national championships in 1990 in the indoor shot put (57-10 ½) along with the outdoor discus (181-7) and shot put (58-2). His two outdoor titles in 1990 helped FSU to a seventh place finish at the national track and field meet. Cochran, a Midland Bullock Creek product, still holds three school records. He set the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's (GLIAC) indoor shot put record (57-10 ½), which still stands today.
The 6-6, 300-pound Cochran won four-straight league discus titles and three straight conference shot put crowns. The four-year letterwinner is the school's all-time men's track and field leader with 11 individual league titles. He guided Ferris to four GLIAC banners, including both the 1989-90 indoor and outdoor crowns. Cochran also played football at FSU where he was a two-year starter at right tackle and earned two varsity letters. Prior to his arrival, he competed three years at Bullock Creek where he was the Class B state champ in both the discus and shot put as a senior. He serves as a Lincoln Park police officer and is assistant football and track coach at Lincoln Park High School.