For the college coach, see George Cooper (coach).
George Cooper
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-03-19) March 19, 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth: Westerville, Ohio
Career information
College: Georgia Tech
Undrafted in 2007
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Detroit Lions ( 2007)*
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Stats at

George Fitzgerald Cooper (born March 19, 1984) is a former American football tight end. He was signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Georgia Tech.

Cooper has also been a member of the Atlanta Falcons.

Early yearsEdit

Cooper played high school football at Westerville North High School under former head coach Bob Cavin. He was a second-team all-state performer at Westerville North and was ranked as high as the No. 11 among the nation's tight end prospects.

College careerEdit

Cooper played tight end under Chan Gailey for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. He had nine receptions for 113 yards and one touchdown in three seasons at Georgia Tech.

Professional careerEdit

Detroit LionsEdit

Cooper was originally signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent on May 4, 2007. He was waived by the team on June 14.

Atlanta FalconsEdit

On September 3, 2007, Cooper was signed to the practice squad of the Atlanta Falcons, where he spent the entire season. On February 7, 2008, Cooper was re-signed to a future contract. He was waived on June 10, re-signed on August 4 and waived again on August 24 when the team signed veteran tight end Marcus Pollard.

Kenyon CollegeEdit

In Fall 2015 Cooper interned at Kenyon College though the National Football League Players Association’s (NFLPA) Coaching Internship program. Westerville, where Cooper played high school football, is 38 miles southwest of Kenyon.[1]


  1. "Former NFL tight end finds new home with the Lords". Kenyon Collegian. September 3, 2015. Retrieved September 6, 2015. "Cooper grew up playing football recreationally in Westerville, 38 miles southwest of Gambier"

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