One of the more experienced members of the defensive line ...Has spent each of the last two seasons as a part-time starter ... A two-time academic all-Big 12 selection ... Prepped at Celina High School along with Cowboy sophomore linebacker Caleb Lavey.
2011 All-Big 12 Second Team (Coaches)...appeared in 12 games...second on the team to Justin Blackmon in receiving with 71 catches for 715 yards (10.1 yards per catch) and 3 receiving TDs/59.6 yards per game...had 19 punt returns for 74 yards/0 TDs (3.9 yards per punt return average).
Had 736 receiving yards to rank second on the team behind Justin Blackmon ... Entered the year with a career total of 244 yards ... His yardage total, 68 catches and five TD catches were all second behind Blackmon ... His 68 catches represent the seventh best single-season total in OSU history ... Had just one catch for five yards at Louisiana, but had at least three receptions in every other game ... Best games of the year included eight catches for 114 yards vs. Troy ... Also had a 66-yard punt return for a TD and a season-long 41-yard reception against the Trojans ... Had nine catches for 103 yards against Nebraska, and seven catches for 94 yards with a touchdown against Kansas ... Caught a career-high 10 passes for 84 yards with a 20-yard touchdown catch against OU ... In the bowl win over Arizona he had seven catches for 53 yards ... Had a touchdown reception in four of the last six games of the season with the lone exceptions coming against Texas and Arizona ... Had just one touchdown catch through the first seven games of the season (a 19-yarder vs. Tulsa) ... Caught a 16-yard TD pass at Kansas State and a 20-yard TD pass vs. Baylor ... Became OSU's chief punt returner ... Averaged 9.9 yards on his 14 returns.
Finished tied for third on the team with 20 receptions ... Averaged 11.7 yards per catch ... Did not play against Missouri, Baylor, Texas or Iowa State ... Best game was against Houston when he had five catches for 64 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown ... Caught three passes for 57 yards against Grambling State, including a 26-yarder ... One of his two catches against Rice covered 19 yards ... Caught three passes for 32 yards against Colorado and had three catches at Oklahoma ...Caught three passes for 35 yards in the Cotton Bowl, including a season-long 28-yarder.
Caught a six-yard pass at Washington State in the first action of his Cowboy career ... Caught a four-yarder vs. Baylor ... Credited with a special-teams tackle at Texas, two tackles against Missouri and two more vs. Oklahoma and one vs. Oregon.
Had an electrifying senior season at Mustang on offense, defense and special teams ... Caught 81 passes covering 1,328 yards with 15 touchdowns ... On defense, he was credited with 84 tackles and six interceptions ... Booted eight field goals, including a 42-yarder, and had two kick returns for touchdowns ... Caught 98 passes for more than 1,700 yards as a junior ... Had four touchdowns in the return game as a junior ... A first-team all-stater as selected by the Tulsa World, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma Coaches Association and Oklahoma Kickoff Magazine ... SuperPrep all-region selection as the No. 30 player in the 11-state Midlands region ... All-regional selection by PrepStar ... Rivals ranked him as the 10th best prospect in Oklahoma ... Played on the state runner-up squad as a junior and on a 10-2 team as a senior.
Also considered Colorado State, Kansas, Kansas State, TCU and Houston ... Nephew of former Cowboy Louis Blackwell ... Born Jan. 8, 1989, in Mustang ... Son of Mike and Linda Cooper ... Majoring in business management ... Also participated in soccer and basketball during his prep career.
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