Graig Cooper

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Graig Cooper
Free Agent
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-07-12) July 12, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
College: Miami
Undrafted in 2011
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Graig Cooper (born July 12, 1987) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. After playing college football for Miami, he was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He spent the 2011 and 2012 offseasons with the Eagles.

Early years[edit]

Cooper played for Melrose High School he was also Named Mr. Football in Tennessee in 2005, Cooper was selected to first-team All-State in 2005, when he led his team to the state championship and rushed for 2,123 yards and 30 touchdowns, also gaining 291 yards on receptions, with two touchdowns. At Milford Prep, Cooper led the team in rushing with 1,327 yards and 15 touchdowns in eight games, averaging 12.5 yards per carry (missed two games with neck and hamstring injuries). In 2006 he was ranked the No. 4 overall player in the state of Tennessee by Rivals.com, rated the No. 10 running back by Scout.com, and ranked the No. 28 running back by ESPN. In 2007, he was ranked as the No. 6 running back by Scout.com. This PrepStar All-American chose Miami over Oklahoma State, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

College career[edit]

Cooper began his college career at the University of Miami in 2007. In his first game as a Miami Hurricane, Cooper rushed for 116 yards on 12 carries against Marshall University. Graig Cooper finished his Freshman season with 125 carries for 682 yards and 4 touchdowns, and he caught 13 passes for 129 yards and 1 touchdown.

  Rushing Receiving Passing Punt returns Kick returns
Season Team GP Att Yds Avg Long TD Rec Yds Avg Long TD Cmp Att Yds TD Long PR Yds Avg TD Long KR Yds Avg TD Long
2007 Miami 11 125 682 5.5 56 4 13 129 9.9 25 1 -- -- -- -- -- 16 76 4.8 -- 16 -- -- -- -- --
2008 Miami 12 159 841 4.9 51 4 29 113 3.9 11 1 1 1 51 1 51 3 90 30.0 1 66 4 89 22.2 0 26
2009 Miami 12 134 695 5.2 70 4 18 132 7.3 25 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 8 2.0 0 9 26 582 22.4 0 26
Career Total 35 418 2218 5.2 70 12 60 374 7.0 25 3 1 2 51 1 51 23 184 12.3 1 66 30 671 22.3 0 26

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Cooper was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent following the 2011 NFL Draft on July 25, 2011. He was waived during final cuts on September 2. He was re-signed following the 2011 season on January 4, 2012. Cooper was waived by the Eagles once again on May 30, 2012.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McPherson, Chris. "Eagles Release RB Cooper, WR Pflugrad". Philadelphiaeagles.com. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Javarris James
Miami Hurricanes' Starting Running Back
2010
Succeeded by