Cornelius Cooper
Biographical details
Born (1947-01-10) January 10, 1947 (age 73)
Playing career
1964-1967Prairie View A&M
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1980-1981Prairie View A&M
Head coaching record
College Football Data Warehouse

Cornelius Cooper (born January 10, 1947) is a former American football player and coach. He was the 13th head football coach for the Prairie View A&M University Panthers located in Prairie View, Texas and he held that position for two seasons, from 1980 until 1981. His career coaching record at Prairie View was 4 wins, 16 losses, and 0 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2007 season, this ranks him 15th at Prairie View in total wins and 15th at Prairie View in winning percentage (.200).[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]

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


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