Was a welcomed addition to the SC State defense last season after transferring from Auburn of the powerful Southeastern Conference...Is expected to start at strong safety, taking over for the departed Markee Hamlin, a four-year starter...Has outstanding ability and should be an impact player for the Bulldogs and in the MEAC.
2nd team All-MEAC w/66 total tackles, TFL, 2 INT, 2 PBU, QBH, FR at FS, 4-82-20.5-0 KR in 2011.
Started at strong safety, recording 46 tackles (one for loss), intercepting one pass and breaking up seven others.
Was one of the top reserves in the SC State secondary after transferring from Auburn...Played in eleven of the team's twelve contests and finished ninth on the squad in total tackles with 29, including six for losses and one sack.
Played 10 games on special teams for Auburn, making one solo tackle, as a true freshman.
As a senior had 76 tackles, including 14 tackles for loss ... Also had one sack, one interception and a fumble recovery ... Named Class 5A second-team all-state as a senior ... Helped St. Thomas Aquinas to Florida 5A State title ... Ranked as No. 60 nationally at safety by Rivals.com ... No. 23 safety nationally by Scout.com ... Also runs track.
Born June 14, 1990 ... Son of Deedee Cooper.