Cornelius Cooper

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Cornelius Cooper
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1947-01-10) January 10, 1947 (age 70)
Playing career
1964–1967 Prairie View A&M
Position(s) Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1980–1981 Prairie View A&M
Head coaching record
Overall 4–16

Cornelius Cooper (born January 10, 1947) is a former American football player and coach. He was the 13th head football coach at Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas and he held that position for two seasons, from 1980 until 1981. His record at Prairie View was 4–16.[1][2]

Cooper played offensive tackle at Prairie View, and was later drafted in the 11th round (280th overall) by the Miami Dolphins in 1968.[3] This makes him one of 33 "Historically Black College/University" players drafted in the NFL in 1968.[4]

Draftlater taught in the West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District.

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