- Played in 45 games with 19 starts at left tackle in his four seasons with the Badgers, with 18 of those starts coming over his final two seasons.
- Earned first-team All-Big Ten honors from the conference's coaches and second-team recognition from the media as a senior in 2020.
- Helped the Badgers rank in the top 15 in the country in rushing in both 2018 (273.4 ypg, No. 6) and 2019 (233.1 ypg, No. 15) as RB Jonathan Taylor posted back-to-back 2,000-yard rushing seasons.
- Received second-team All-Big Ten recognition from the coaches and media as a junior in 2019 and earned second-team All-America honors from CBS Sports.
- Became the first offensive lineman to be drafted by the Packers out of the University of Wisconsin since G Bill Ferrario (fourth round) in 2001.
- Earned first-team all-state honors from The Associated Press as a junior and as a senior at Bay Port High School (Green Bay, Wis.) and was also named the Fox River Classic Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year in both of those seasons.
Cole Van Lanen took inspiration from David Bakhtiari
T/G Cole Van Lanen aims to make his hometown proud by playing for Green Bay Packers.
Total Packers: 2021 Draft Report
Join analyst Larry McCarren and writers Mike Spofford and Wes Hodkiewicz as they recap the 2021 NFL Draft.
Total Packers: Cole Van Lanen reflects on a 'one-in-a-million chance'
Packers' sixth-round selection Cole Van Lanen is "beyond excited" to be joining his hometown team.
Packers Unscripted: Draft debrief, part 2
Mike and Wes discuss the Packers' picks on the third day of the draft, beginning with offensive linemen Royce Newman (:25) and Cole Van Lanen (3:53), continuing with the two fifth-round defenders in LB T.J. Slaton and CB Shemar Jean-Charles (9:30), and concluding with LB Isaiah McDuffie and RB Kylin Hill (17:46).
Packers Unscripted: Draft debrief, part 1
Mike and Wes review the Packers' top picks from the 2021 draft, discussing CB Eric Stokes (1:16), C/G Josh Myers (7:25) and WR Amari Rodgers (12:56). Wes also shares his memories covering T/G Cole Van Lanen as a Bay Port High School star (19:15).
Three Things: Added competition, special teams, virtual offseason
Wes Hodkiewicz and Larry McCarren break down three things from the Packers' 2021 NFL Draft.
Matt LaFleur 1-on-1: Draft picks can bring instant contribution
Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur recaps the 2021 NFL Draft with analyst Larry McCarren.
Brian Gutekunst sees mix of immediate contributors and healthy roster competition in Packers' 2021 draft class
Green Bay Packers GM Brian Gutekunst spoke to the media on Saturday following the 2021 NFL Draft.
LaFleur recaps Packers' draft, conveys desire for QB Rodgers to return
Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur addressed the media following the 2021 NFL Draft.
Cole Van Lanen sees David Bakhtiari as his O-line role model
Packers' sixth-round selection Cole Van Lanen spoke to the media about getting drafted by the Green Bay Packers.
Fan announces Packers' selection of Green Bay native Cole Van Lanen | 2021 NFL Draft
The Green Bay Packers select Wisconsin tackle Cole Van Lanen with the No. 214 pick in Round 6 of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Instant Reax: Packers add pieces on offensive line and at linebacker in sixth round
Wes Hodkiewicz and Larry McCarren react to the Packers' selection of T/G Cole Van Lanen and LB Isaiah McDuffie in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Green Bay's own Cole Van Lanen aims to make his hometown proud
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