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Brandin Cooks
Oregon State BeaversNo. 7
Wide receiver Junior
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Date of birth: (1993-09-25) September 25, 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth: Stockton, California
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 189 lb (86 kg; 13 st 7 lb)
Career history
 College(s):
*Oregon State University (2011−2013)
Career highlights and awards
*Biletnikoff Award (2013)
Stats at ESPN.com

Brandin Cooks (born September 25, 1993) is an American football wide receiver. He played college football at Oregon State.

Early YearsEdit

Cooks attended Lincoln High School in Stockton, California. As a sophomore, he saw minimal time but managed to make 29 receptions for 600 yards and seven touchdowns. As a junior, his talent started to emerge as he made 46 receptions for 783 yards and 10 touchdowns, while collecting three interceptions on defense. As a senior, he had 66 receptions for 1,125 yards and 11 touchdowns. He became a national talent and was ranked 26th by Rivals.com at wide receiver and 240th overall.[1] Following his senior year he had multiple scholarship offers, including the schools University of Arizona, Oregon State University, Washington State University and University of Washington. He committed to the Oregon State Beavers on November 29, 2011. For both his junior and senior seasons, he earned Offensive Player of the Year in the Section, All-Area and team MVP. He also played basketball and ran track, even competing in the Junior Olympics as a sprinter.[2]

College careerEdit

As a true freshman in 2011, Cooks played in all 12 games with three starts. He finished the season with 31 receptions for 391 yards and three touchdowns. In addition to his receiving duties, he was a kick returner averaging 22.4 yards a return.

As a sophomore in 2012, he had 67 receptions for 1,151 yards and five touchdowns. The combination of Cooks and Markus Wheaton created one of the most dynamic receiving duos in college football and Oregon State history. The two wideouts combined for 158 receptions, 2,395 yards and 16 touchdowns.[3]

During his junior year in 2013, he had 128 receptions, 1,730 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns.[4] The receptions and receiving yards were Pac-12 records.[5][6][7] He was held to under 100 yards only four times and exceeded 200 yards in a game twice.[8] At the end of the season he won the Fred Biletnikoff Award and was a consensus All-American.[9][10] His winning of the award made it the second in Oregon State history, the other being Mike Hass in 2005.

Track and fieldEdit

Cooks was also a standout athlete for the Oregon State University track team. He posted personal bests of 6.81 seconds in the 60 meters, 10.72 seconds in the 100 meters and 21.59 seconds in the 200 meters.

Personal bestsEdit

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
60 meters 6.81 Seattle, Washington January 28, 2012
100 meters 10.72 Eugene, Oregon May 12, 2012
200 meters 21.59 Clovis, California June 4, 2010

Professional careerEdit

On January 2, 2014, Cooks announced that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.[11]

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