Justin Cooper
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-07-07) July 7, 1982 (age 38)
Place of birth: Red Deer, Alberta
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A

Justin Cooper (born July 7, 1982 in Red Deer, Alberta) is a professional Canadian football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.

Early years Edit

Cooper played for the Edmonton Huskies of the Canadian Junior Football League and attended the Calgary Stampeders training camps in 2004 and 2005. He then attended the University of Manitoba to play CIS football for the Manitoba Bisons from 2005 through 2007, where he was a Canada West All-Star in 2006 and 2007, 2007 first team All-Canadian, 2007 Canada West Most Outstanding Lineman, and 2007 East-West Bowl Defensive Most Valuable Player. His Manitoba Bisons were also the 2007 national championship Vanier Cup winners.[1][2]

Professional career Edit

Cooper was drafted 23rd overall by the Eskimos in the 2008 CFL Draft and played in all 18 regular season games of the 2008 CFL season including one start and scored his first CFL touchdown in the first quarter of the East Final against Montreal when he blocked a punt, which forced a fumble that he recovered in the end zone.[3][4][5]

References Edit

  1. "Justin Cooper". Bison Football Roster. University of Manitoba. Retrieved 2009-02-07.
  2. Turenne, Paul (2005-08-21). "Talent-filled Bison camp a dogfight". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved 2009-02-07.
  3. "Justin Cooper". Player Roster. Edmonton Eskimos Football Club. Retrieved 2009-02-07.[dead link]
  4. "Justin Cooper". Rosters. Retrieved 2009-02-07.
  5. Cox, Damien (2008-11-16). "Als, Stampeders a fitting East-West final". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2009-02-07.

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