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James Cotton is an advocate for BUCK-ICON.

 Their mission is to provide resources for

former members of the Ohio State football

program and assist Everyday Individuals with

transitioning throughout life’s journey. Also,

they will provide programs that will provide

financial awareness and the importance of

leaving a legacy.

Since transitioning from professional football, James is excited get back to a family oriented and team environment with The Snyder-Cotton Agency. He has built life insurance agency with part-time agents and top producing agents serving and protecting families by providing peace of mind at the most difficult time in life! 


Mr. Cotton is actively involved in the community by providing free football camps for kids with special needs and underprivileged youth to attend throughout the state of Ohio. 


This former NFL Draft pick loves spending quality time with his beautiful wife Hannah and their four children Veronica, Vallory, Vaughn, and Vannah. He is an alumnus of City College of San Francisco and graduate of The Ohio State University. 

The Ohio State University awarded him a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. As a Junior, James was an instrumental part of the Buckeyes Big Ten Championship and Sugar Bowl Victories over Michigan & Texas A&M in 1998 (arguably one of the best team’s in Ohio State history). During his senior season in 1999, he was voted by his coaches as the team’s Most Outstanding Lineman by leading the team in sacks and tackles for loss. Mr. Cotton's most memorable moment is being the player to sack Tom Brady 2-Times in the Big House!

James is eager to come share and speak to your school, organization or business. Mr. Cotton specialty is  educating individuals through financial awareness, and mastering essential life skills. His passionate testimonials leads to motivation that captivates audiences across the country to live a healthy lifestyle and promotes positivity!


To make arrangements, Please Submit A Request today! 

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