Andre Cooper

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Andre Cooper
No. 81
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1975-06-21) June 21, 1975 (age 40)
Place of birth: Camden, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Neptune Beach (FL) Fletcher
College: Florida State
Undrafted: 1997
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 9
Yards: 98
TDs: 0
Stats at NFL.com

Andre Damon Cooper (born June 21, 1975) is a former American football wide receiver. After a college career at Florida State University, he was signed as a free agent in 1997 by the National Football League's Seattle Seahawks.[1] He was later signed to the Denver Broncos developmental squad in 1998, before being active the entire 1999 season.[2]

High School Years[edit]

Cooper attended Duncan U. Fletcher High School in Neptune Beach, Florida. While attending high school he was a member of the football and basketball teams. He was voted runner-up "Mr. Basketball" in the state of Florida as well as "Mr. Football" in class 5A.[3] He was a USA Today first team All American.

College Years[edit]

Cooper attended Florida State University. He was a contributing member of the 1993 national championship team his freshman year.[4]Cooper was a First Team All Atlantic Coast Conference selection at Wide Receiver in 1995 and 1996. He was also named Most Valuable Player in the 1996 Orange Bowl, in which Florida State defeated the University of Notre Dame.[5] Cooper was inducted into the Orange Bowl Hall of Fame in 2014. His 15 touchdowns in 1995 is a FSU single season record.[3]

Professional Years[edit]

Cooper signed as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks in 1997. After being released during training camp, he signed with the Denver Broncos in 1998. Cooper was a member of the Denver Broncos development squad for the entire 1998 season as the team won back to back Super Bowl titles. In 1999, Cooper was elevated to the active roster of the Denver Broncos after leading the National Football League in receptions and receiving yards in the preseason. During the regular season, Cooper caught 9 passes for 98 yards. In 2000, Cooper was released by the Denver Broncos after the 4th game of the regular season. Cooper signed with the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League in 2001 but was waived during training camp.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farnsworth, Clare (1997-04-26). "Rivalry Renewed: Ex-Buckeyes Springs, Galloway Running Again On The Same Field". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Andre Cooper". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  3. ^ a b Johnson, L. C. (2002-04-09). "Cooper Learning A New Game (page 1)". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  4. ^ Johnson, L. C. (2002-04-09). "Cooper Learning A New Game (page 2)". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  5. ^ O'Brien, David (1996-01-02). "Cooper Reaches High – And Grabs Mvp Honor". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 2010-09-01.