WINDSOR'S COLE ORMSBY: The Sack Master Of Windsor


CLASS: Senior


SIZE: 6 feet 3, 230 pounds

COACH: Rob Fleeting

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Had 87 total tackles and led the state with 17 sacks. ... Had nine total tackles and two sacks in games against Wethersfield and Farmington. ... Notched three sacks against Bristol Central and had three sacks and 10 total tackles against Hartford Public. ... Made two sacks in 27-21 Class L semifinal victory over New Canaan. ... All CCC and Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-Defense.

ORMSBY SAID: “After we had lost to New Canaan [in a Class L semifinal] last year, we went as a group to the weight room. We were going to be better. My best play was chasing down the Farmington quarterback [Kenny Jones] after he had scrambled for 20 yards. I hit him hard and he fumbled. But the officials said he was already down. Beating New Canaan in the semifinal this year was personal, and we all wanted that. We came up a little short in the title game against Hand [a 23-6 loss], but I was proud of how we stuck together as a family and showed people who disrespected us that Windsor is a winning program that can play with anybody.”

FLEETING SAID: “I never had to stress about him. He worked hard and gave us everything we could have asked of him. He had so many outstanding plays, but the one I always remember was against Notre Dame-West Haven on the last play when they were deep in our territory in a playoff quarterfinal last year [a 14-7 Windsor victory]. He was double-teamed, but fought through to sack the quarterback. He was not going to be denied. He'll be an outstanding player in college.”

UP NEXT: Has an oral commitment to attend UMass. “It's an up-and coming program, and it's close enough for my family to see me play.”

IN 10 YEARS: “If I'm playing somewhere [professionally] great. If not, I want to stay involved in football; coaching is a definite possibility.”

MISCELLANEOUS: Also played offensive end. ... Twin brother Lance was a two-way lineman. ... Runs a 4.8 40. ... Older brother Brandon, 20, was a linebacker at Windsor. ... Favorite player is former Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor. ... Wants to add 20-30 pounds and improve his footwork for college.

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