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2015 NFL DRAFT

Marcus Cooper, CB

School: Rutgers  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Bloomfield, CT
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 192 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
35640-
2012 Season
Played in all 13 games ... totaled 42 tackles and three pass breakups on the season ... winner of Swarm and Finish Award at RU banquet, given to the player who exemplifies the type of consistent effort and intensity in best representing the Rutgers' mantra to swarm and finish ... four stops in the 26-0 win versus Howard (9/8) ... recovered a fumble at the sideline on a USF punt return to help set up an eventual RU field goal (9/13) ... snagged first career interception with a leaping grab in the end zone in win over Connecticut (10/6) ... also recorded four stops versus the Huskies ... more than doubled his previous career-high in tackles in the Kent State game (10/27) with nine ... three tackles and blocked second kick of his career, a 43-yard field goal attempt, versus Army (1/10) ... five tackles and one pass breakup in the Louisville game (11/29) ... recorded five tackles, including two for loss in the Russell Athletic Bowl (12/28) versus Virginia Tech.
2011 Season
Earned major minutes in Rutgers' rotation at CB, appearing in all 13 games ... scored first career touchdown on a three-yard fumble recovery as the special teams forced an Ohio fumble on a punt return for a TD (9/24) ... notched a career-high four tackles in the 19-16 double overtime victory at Syracuse (10/1) ... blocked the first punt of his career and recorded two tackles at Louisville (10/21).
2010 Season
Appeared in nine games with one start in first season as a cornerback after making the transition in spring drills ... finished season with 16 tackles and two pass breakups ... recorded a career-best 10 tackles (eight solo) in start at West Virginia (12/4).
2009 Season
Saw action in six games, including first four contests of the season as a reserve wide receiver ... did not record a reception ... made first career start vs. FIU (9/19).
2008 Season
Saw action in two of the first three contests against North Carolina (9/11) and Morgan State (9/27).
High School
One of the top rated prospects in the state of Connecticut ... rated the No. 97 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com ... rated the No. 8 prospect in the state of Connecticut by Rivals.com and the top WR prospect in the Nutmeg State according to Rivals.com and Scout.com ... First Team All-State selection by the Hartford Courant and the Connecticut High School Coaches Association in 2007 and 2006 ... New Haven Register First Team All-State pick as a senior ... totaled 64 receptions for 1,071 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior for head coach Roy Roberts at Bloomfield ... caught 62 passes for 1,100 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior ... ranked second in Connecticut history for career receiving yards (3,014), touchdown receptions (43) and consecutive games with a touchdown reception (13) ... 170 career receptions rank fourth in state history ... left Bloomfield HS as the school's all-time leader in receiving yards, touchdown receptions, receptions, consecutive games with a TD and most yards receiving in a game with 287.
Personal
Born 2/1/90 ... an Information Technology and Informatics major.
 
LATEST NEWS
03/28/2013 - 2013 Rutgers Pro Day: Marcus Cooper, CB (6-2 1/8, 192) - Cooper ran the 40 in 4.45 and 4.46 seconds. He had a 39 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-9 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.42 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.89 seconds. He performed 20 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Cooper - who was not at the combine - looked good in the defensive back drills. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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