2007 First team All-Big 12 by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram ... AP honorable mention All-Big 12 ... led one of the best offensive lines in the nation ... started all 14 games at center ... logged team highs with 798 plays and 136 knockdowns ... had 16 knockdowns against Miami, 15 against Texas A&M ... graded 79% for the season.
2006 Became a mainstay in the middle of the OU line ... started 13 of the 14 games and was in for 763 snaps ... missed the Middle Tennessee game due to injury ... had the second-highest grade on the team at 77% ... notched 125 knockdown blocks with a best of 18 at Oklahoma State ... highest game grade was 84% against OSU.
2005 Suffered a dislocation and break in his right ankle at Texas Tech and missed the remainder of the season ... started the Texas A&M and Texas Tech games at center and was one of the most solid true freshmen on the team ... also saw action throughout the season at guard ... played in a total of seven games ... had no penalties and a high passing grade of 83% in OU's stringent grading process.
High School Three-year starter and letterman ... named Offensive Player of the Year in the Front Range Conference ... captured team MVP honors as a senior ... also played defensive tackle ... totaled 92 tackles, eight sacks and two interceptions ... also forced six fumbles ... No. 20 defensive tackle in the country (ESPN.com) ... No. 6 center in the nation (Rivals.com) ... No. 3 Postseason Colorado Top 15 (Rivals.com) ... No. 20 player in the Midlands (Scout.com) ... coached by Eric Rice.
Personal Parents: Tom and Chris Cooper ...dad played at Missouri from 1972-1975 and also wore No. 50 ... born Oct. 1, 1986 ... enjoys snow skiing and his favorite slope is Copper Mountain ... has worked security and in a hat shop ... sociology major.
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