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Jon Cooper
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Cooper during the 2009 Vikings Training Camp.
No. 68, 58     
Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-10-01) October 1, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth: Fort Collins, Colorado
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 291 lb (132 kg)
Career information
College: Oklahoma
Undrafted in 2009
Debuted in 2009 for the Minnesota Vikings
Last played in 2010 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
*Offseason member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2010
Games played     13
Games started     1
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.[1]

Early yearsEdit

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 careerEdit

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 careerEdit

NFL combine resultsEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt Arm span Hand span 40-yard dash 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6-2 291 lb 31½" 9" 5.18 4.6 7.46 29½" 105" 31

Minnesota VikingsEdit

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 TitansEdit

Cooper was signed as a free agent by the Tennessee Titans on June 13, 2012. He retired from the NFL on July 27, 2012.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

Following his retirement from the NFL, Cooper became an assistant coach for the Oklahoma Sooners.[2]

PersonalEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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