Cockrell was third on the team in tackles in 2019
PHOENIX –Today, the six-time world champion Arizona Rattlers announced that they have re-signed defensive back Devin Cockrell, and have signed wide receiver Ricardo (Rico) Barnett.
DB Cockrell (5‘10, 195, UTEP) returns for his second with the Arizona Rattlers. Last season, he played in every game for the Rattlers, recording 54 tackles, 2.5 for a loss, four pass break-ups, one interception, and a fumble recovery in which he returned for a touchdown.
Cockrell played four seasons at UTEP and was twice named as an All-Conference USA Honorable Mention. During his freshman year in 2013, Cockrell led the team with 76 tackles and led all Conference USA freshmen in tackles. Cockrell, a four-year starter, recorded 247 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, and three interceptions for UTEP.
The Port Arthur, Texas native was given UIL 21-5A All-District second team honors during his senior season at Memorial High School. Cockrell finished with 41 tackles, eight tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, and two interceptions. Cockrell also played tailback in high school, where he averaged 7.6 yards per carry.
WR Barnett (6’5, 210, Houston Baptist) will enter his first season with the Rattlers. Last year, he played for the Champions Indoor Football Amarillo Venom, where in 10 games, he amassed 634 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Barnett attended Houston Baptist, where he played both wide receiver and kick returner. During his time, he caught 40 passes for 567 yards, and four touchdowns. Barnett transferred to Houston Baptist from Trinity Valley Community College, where in 2014, he made 27 catches for 349 yards and nine touchdowns in helping lead the Cardinals to a 12-0 record and the SWJCFC title.
The Houston, Texas native attended Dekaney High School, where he was a two-year letterman.