2017 NFL Draft

Keanon Cooper, OLB

School: Minnesota  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Dallas, TX
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 228 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2011 Season
Appeared in all 12 games and started at outside linebacker in nine games ... recorded 77 tackles (34 solo, 43 assisted) ... had six tackles for loss including one sack ... forced two fumbles and recovered one ... broke-up two passes ... earned third varsity letter... named Academic All-Big Ten.
2010 Season
Appeared in all 12 games with 10 starts at linebacker ... recorded 68 total tackles (40 solo) ... also made 4.5 tackles for a loss ... broke up one pass and forced one fumble in 2010.
2009 Season
Reserve linebacker whose 43 total tackles ranked him seventh on the team ... produced several strong performances throughout the season ... saw extensive action against California and tallied six total tackles ... blocked a punt vs. Wisconsin ... registered double-digit tackles for the first time in his career, as well as his first sack and first forced fumble against Illinois ... also picked up his second career blocked punt late in the game against Illinois, which led to the Gophers' final touchdown ... earned first varsity letter ... named to the Big Ten All-Academic team.
2008 Season
High School
Prepped at Skyline High School, where he was a three-year starter ... key member of a top-ranked defense that allowed just 203.8 yards per game in 2007 ... helped lead Skyline to a 12-2 record and its deepest run in the playoffs since 1972 as the Raiders reached the Class 5A Division Region Final ... posted staggering statistical numbers as both a junior and a senior ... totaled 141 tackles, three blocked punts, three interceptions, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a senior in 2007 ... member of the ESPN 150 ... rated as the No. 128 overall player in the nation by ESPN.com ... No. 12 outside linebacker and the No. 6 player in Texas by ESPN.com ... tabbed as the No. 13 player in the Dallas Metroplex by the Dallas Morning News ... received four stars from Rivals, which rates him as the nation's No. 24 safety and the No. 45 overall player in Texas ... rated as a three-star prospect and the No. 37 safety in the country by Scout ... selected to play in the prestigious Under Armor All-America Game ... earned Class 5A first team all-state honors from The Associated Press ... a second team all-state selection by the Texas Sports Writers Association ... also earned first team All-Area honors from the Dallas Morning News and was a first team All-District 11-5A pick ... racked up 143 tackles, including four sacks, nine interceptions, five fumble recoveries and five forced fumbles as a junior in 2006 ... also had a blocked punt return for a touchdown ... earned first team All-Area and first team District 11-5A honors ... coached by Reginald Samples.
Born October 28, 1989 ... son of Vickie Cooper ... sports management major.

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