Old Rockingham County Cougar connection helps get Cone to Wisconsin:Madison Cone(East Forsyth HS) to be a Badger

Lots of good reads out on Madison Cone(East Forsyth High School) headed to Wisconsin for his college football future…Have been reading over at the News and Record, the Winston-Salem Journal and other stops along the way and saw a very interesting note today at NCPreps.com, with Deana King…

Turns out that the DB from Kernersville, has a very contact out at Wisconsin and that is the Badgers running backs coach John Settle…Settle has been Madison Cone’s recruiting contact. NCPreps knowing a lot about Cone, but maybe not that much on John Settle….

Yes, that John Settle, the former All-Star RB for the Rockingham County HS Cougars and then an All-Conference running back for the Appalachian State Mountaineers and then it was on to the NFL for John Settle running for the Atlanta Falcons and other NFL teams…Then Settle made his way to North Carolina with the Carolina Panthers(2011-2012), as their running backs coach and on throughout college and pro football it has been for John Settle..

And now this turns out to be a very good contact for Madison Cone and we wish him the best, as he heads out to Wisconsin for his football future and now you now about the Rockingham County Connection with John Settle and now you know the rest of the story…

We are always looking for the unseen and untold part of the story and I think we have found it here….

On John Settle in college and in the NFL/pros:(from the Wisconsin Badgers’ athletics web site)
Settle was a four-year letterwinner (1983-86) as a running back at Appalachian State, where he played one season for eventual Texas head coach Mack Brown and another three years for Sparky Woods. Settle finished as the school’s career rushing leader with 4,409 yards (then third-most in NCAA FCS history) and 43 touchdowns. He was the Southern Conference Player of the Year as a senior after rushing for 1,661 yards and 20 TDs. The two-time All-American also scored a conference-record five TDs against Davidson.

Settle signed with the Atlanta Falcons as a free agent and played for coaches Jerry Glanville and Marion Campbell. He played a total of six seasons in the NFL, including four with Atlanta (1987-90) and two with the Washington Redskins. He accumulated 1,594 yards of total offense (1,024 rushing and 570 receiving) in 1988, becoming the first free agent in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. He was named to the Pro Bowl and the All-Madden Team in 1988. He registered three 100-yard rushing performances and three 100-yard receiving games that season. He also played for the Redskins’ Super Bowl championship team in 1991.