Memphis RB with a tattoo of himself in a Tigers uniform is transferring

Jarvis Cooper (left) is taking his tattoo and going home. USATSI

Transfers are common in college football, especially this time of year when rosters are beginning to take shape. So when Memphis announced that junior running back Jarvis Cooper was leaving the program, nothing should have seemed too out of the ordinary.

"Jarvis is a fine young man who has represented the University of Memphis well," first-year head coach Mike Norvell said in a statement released by the school. "With our current depth at running back, he is looking for an opportunity to be in a more featured role and for a fresh start. We wish him all the best in his future."

All of that sounds about right. Cooper was the team's second-leading rusher in 2015 with 389 yards and five touchdowns. However, with depth at running back being what it was in the spring, Cooper opted to try his luck elsewhere.

Except Cooper just so happens to have a tattoo of himself in a Memphis uniform. And now he's leaving the program:


Normally, I'd say file this under "regrettable body art" along with the name of your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend, but Cooper doesn't seem to have any second thoughts about his tattoo.

And, hey, the only opinion that matters when it comes to ink is the person sporting it. If Cooper doesn't mind it, then good on him. If nothing else, it makes for a good conversation starter.

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Ben Kercheval joined CBS Sports in 2016 and has been covering college football since 2010. Before CBS, Ben worked at Bleacher Report, UPROXX Sports and NBC Sports. As a long-suffering North Texas graduate,... Full Bio

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