Jared Cook

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Jared Cook
No. 89 Los Angeles Rams
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-04-07) April 7, 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth: Birmingham, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 254 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school: Suwanee (GA) North Gwinnett
College: South Carolina
NFL draft: 2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 89
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2015
Receptions: 272
Receiving yards: 3,498
Receiving TDs: 16
Player stats at NFL.com

Jared Cook Jr. (born April 7, 1987) is an American football tight end for the Los Angeles 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.

Early years[edit]

Cook attended North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Georgia. While there he played wide receiver. As a senior he caught 32 passes for 800 yards and ten touchdowns. He also competed in track as a high jumper.

College career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
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 4.50 s 1.60 s 2.64 s 4.56 s 7.25 s 41 in 10 ft 3 in 23 reps 25
All values from NFL Combine and Pro Day[1]
Cook during 2013 Rams training camp.

Tennessee Titans[edit]

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/Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Cook signed a five-year contract with the St. Louis Rams on March 12, 2013 [2] 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.[3]

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.

Social Activism[edit]

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.[4]


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