May 11, 2005
Albany - South Georgia Wildcats receiver/defensive back Adrian Cockfield quit the team Wednesday.
Cockfield, who is the leading receiver on the Wildcats, has seen his playing time cut over the last two games.
Head coach Chris Siegfried says the decrease in playing time is due to a knee injury to the former Dougherty High standout.
Siegfried says Cockfield's knee was drained of fluid last Thursday and that when Saturday's game at Birmingham was comfortably in hand that he took Cockfield out of the game to rest him.
Cockfield, who was a first team all-conference player last year with the Columbus Wardogs, says his knee is fine and he has been trying to get that message across to his coach.
Cockfield, who also played at Albany State, says he just doesn't fit into the Wildcats offensive scheme and Cockfield says there is nothing wrong with that.
Cockfield wants a trade and coach Siegfried says he will see if any team is wanting to make a deal but the coach says the door is still wide open for Cockfield to return to the Wildcats.
Chris Siegfried said "If in fact a trade does occur, I am going to talk to him first and make sure that is indeed what he wants to do as opposed to maybe a gut reaction to being disappointed about having only three of four catches in Saturday night's game."
Adrian Cockfield has caught 40 passes in the Wildcats first five games. 25 of those receptions though game in South Georgia's first two games.
Cockfield did thank South Georgia fans for their support of the Wildcats and urges the fans to keep supporting the team.
Wildcats are back at home Saturday night against the Arkansas Twisters.