Cole Fisher, the nephew of Texas A&M football head coach Jimbo Fisher, has been identified as the person who punched LSU Tigers administrative assistant Steve Kragthorpe in his pacemaker during a fight that broke out in the aftermath of the Aggies thrilling 74-72 seven-overtime victory over LSU.
According to reports, Fisher punched the 53-year-old Kragthorpe in the chest after a fight broke out on the field after Texas A&M’s victory over LSU. Kragthorpe, who is an offensive analyst of the LSU Tigers, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2011 and has had a pacemaker in his chest to stimulate his brain in 2017.
Kragthorpe was looked at by Texas A&M team doctor Jesse Parr and emergency medical personnel after the incident and was determined to be fine.
While the credentialed assailant was initially unidentified, the man was later identified as Cole Fisher, the nephew of Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher, who is in his first year with the SEC team. Cole is reportedly an undergraduate football student manager at the university.
Cole attended Robert C. Byrd High in Clarksburg, West Virginia, and in 2016, according to The Exponent Telegram, he signed a letter of intent to play football at Glenville State College — a Division II university in Glenville, West Virginia.
Cole never participated in any games at Glenville State College, and according to multiple sources, attended football events at Florida State while Jimbo Fisher was the head coach, although Cole was never formally a part of the coaching staff.
Cole’s role on the Texas A&M sideline is uncertain, and he is not listed on the athletic department’s official staff directory.
According to The Daily Advertiser, Texas A&M associate director for football communications Brad Marquardt said in a statement on Sunday, November 25, that “I don’t know who Cole Fisher is.”
At this time, LSU officials are investigating the incident.
The Texas A&M Aggies’ victory over the LSU Tigers was a historic one, as the 146 total points set Football Bowl Subdivision record for most points.