|Safety / Cornerback|
|Date of birth:March 28, 1974|
|Place of birth: Dallas, Texas|
|NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 5 / Pick: 144|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
| As player:|
* Minnesota Vikings ( 1998)
| As coach:|
* Nimitz High School (Irving, Texas) (2003) – Asst. Coach
|Career highlights and awards|
Professional playing careerEdit
Cooks was originally drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 1998 and later that year signed and played with the Green Bay Packers. He would also play with the Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars before retiring from the NFL before playing with the Chicago Enforcers of the XFL in 2001.
After having coached at the high school level, Cooks joined the Kansas State Wildcats as a graduate assistant in 2003. He later coached defensive backs at Western Illinois and Minnesota. Cooks spent four seasons at the University of Wisconsin coaching defensive backs. From 2010–2014, he served as secondary coach at the University of Notre Dame (adding the role of Co-defensive Coordinator in 2012). In 2015, Cooks was hired by Bob Stoops to become the secondary coach at the University of Oklahoma. In 2019, he joined Texas Tech as safeties coach.