|No. 89 St. Louis Rams|
|Date of birth:||April 7, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Birmingham, Alabama|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||254 lb (115 kg)|
|High school:||Suwanee (GA) North Gwinnett|
|NFL draft:||2009 – 3rd round – 89th pick|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
|Stats at NFL.com|
Jared Cook Jr. (born April 7, 1987) is an American football tight end for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at South Carolina.
Cook played college football at the University of South Carolina. During his career he started 15 of 36 games for the Gamecocks at tight end, finishing his career with 73 receptions for 1,107 yards and seven touchdowns.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|6 ft 4¾ in||246 lb||35¾ in||10¼ in||4.49 s||1.50 s||2.54 s||4.56 s||7.25 s||41 in||10 ft 3 in||23 reps||25|
|All values from NFL Combine|
Cook was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He finished his rookie season with 9 receptions for 74 yards in 14 games. Cook's second season was much more productive, he appeared in all 16 games including one start. He finished the season with 29 catches for 361 yards and one touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs.
St. Louis Rams
Cook signed a five-year contract with the St. Louis Rams on March 12, 2013  after the Titans decided not to put a franchise tag on him at all after rejecting his request to be tagged as wide receiver, which attracts a bigger pay.
In week 1, Cook recorded 141 yards and 2 touchdowns on 7 receptions in a 27-24 win over the Arizona Cardinals. He fumbled a possible third touchdown in the first quarter that was stripped by Tyrann Mathieu. His production slowed down for the remainder of the season, but he still finished with 51 receptions for 671 yards and 5 touchdowns.
On Sunday November 30, 2014, Cook and four other members of the St. Louis Rams (Stedman Bailey, Tavon Austin, Chris Givens and Kenny Britt) made a "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture before their game against the Oakland Raiders to show solidarity with the social justice community in its response to the killing of an unarmed Black teenager, [Michael Brown], by a White police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The move generated controversy and drew a harsh response from the St. Louis Police Officers Association but also drew support from many fans and the Ethical Society of Police of St. Louis.
- Dagger (2008-02-29). "2009 NFL Combine Results". postgameheroes.com. Retrieved 2008-06-19.
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