Friday, August 04, 2000

Miami U. star trying to make Bills

By Mark Curnutte
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Dustin Cohen, a Summit Country Day graduate and former Miami University football star, is trying to make the Buffalo Bills as a linebacker.

        Cohen 23, a two-time Mid-American Conference defensive player of the year for the RedHawks, was signed by the Bills as an undrafted college free agent.

        Working against Cohen is that the Bills had the NFL's top-rated defense in 1999.

        Working for him is the linebacker-oriented style of defense Buffalo plays, a true four-linebacker setup with three linemen.

        Cohen is listed second on the team's depth chart at strong outside linebacker behind Keith Newman, who is expected to replace Gabe Northern.

        The 6-foot-3, 236-pound Cohen was a three-time all-MAC linebacker who started his final 36 of 44 games at Miami. He led the team in tackles each of those three seasons and scored five touchdowns, four from interception and one on a blocked punt.


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