Alan Cockrell was an outstanding football and baseball player. For three years Cockrell successfully quarterbacked the Parkwood Bears wishbone attacks and led the Bears to a 31-3 record culminating in an undefeated (14-0) state championship season in 1980. He was named twice to first-team all state.
Cockrell’s career statistics included 1,541 yards rushing with 36 touchdowns and 3,499 yards passing with 44 touchdown. He also converted on 154 of 172 extra point kicks and booted 8 field goals. Overall, he finished with a total of 396 points scored.
He originally received a scholarship to Oklahoma State but later transferred to Tennessee University. Cockrell was a record-setting quarterback at Tennessee and starred in the outfield for the Vols’ baseball team.
Cockrell was a first-round draft pick by the San Francisco Giants.