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Cooper during the 2009 Vikings Training Camp.
|No. 68, 58|
|Date of birth:October 1, 1986|
|Place of birth: Fort Collins, Colorado|
|Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||Weight: 291 lb (132 kg)|
|Undrafted in 2009|
|Debuted in 2009 for the Minnesota Vikings|
|Last played in 2010 for the Minnesota Vikings|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2010|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Jon Cooper (born October 1, 1986) is a former American football center who played for two seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Minnesota Vikings. After playing college football for Oklahoma, he was signed by the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2009.
Early years[edit | edit source]
Cooper attended Fort Collins High School in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he was a three-year starter and letterman. He captured team MVP honors his senior season and was named Offensive Player of the Year in the Front Range Conference.
College career[edit | edit source]
Cooper joined the Oklahoma Sooners football team in 2005 as the backup center. He played in seven games, starting two, for the team as a freshman. In his second start, he suffered a dislocation and break in his right ankle at Texas Tech and missed the remainder of the season. Was one of the most solid true freshmen on the team after posting no penalties and a high passing grade of 83% in OU's stringent grading process.
Was named the starting center his sophomore season in 2006 and posted the second highest grade on the team, with a 77% success rate. While missing one game due to injury, Cooper notched 125 knockdown blocks during the course of the season, including 18 against Oklahoma State.
Cooper led one of the nation's best offensive lines in 2007, starting all 14 games and logging team highs with 798 plays and 136 knockdowns. He had 16 knockdowns against Miami and 15 against Texas A&M, with a final grade of 79% for the season.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
NFL combine results[edit | edit source]
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Minnesota Vikings[edit | edit source]
After going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, Cooper signed a rookie contract with the Minnesota Vikings. He appeared in his first NFL game in week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals at right guard after two additional injuries to the offensive line.
On September 12, 2011, he was released by Minnesota.
Tennessee Titans[edit | edit source]
Coaching career[edit | edit source]
Personal[edit | edit source]
Cooper majored in sociology while at Oklahoma. In his free time, he enjoys snow skiing. His father Tom played college football for Missouri from 1972-1975.