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James Cooper
James Cooper

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Hazelwood East

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 229

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
09/09/1981

Experience:
SQ


Opens preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at SAM linebacker, behind Monquiz Wedlow . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in two games (vs. Indiana and Purdue) in 2001 and played 6.5 minutes . . . worked behind Mike Labinjo and Matt Kropf at SAM linebacker . . . credited with a solo tackle vs. Indiana . . . missed the last three weeks of spring ball after spraining his right knee in the March 24 practice . . . 2000 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation?s top 100 players (No. 76) by ESPN.com recruiting analyst Tom Lemming . . . also rated among the nation?s top tight ends (No. 15) by Lemming . . . named to PrepStar?s All-Midlands Team . . . caught 41 passes for 780 yards (19.0 avg.) and 10 touchdowns as a senior for Coach Rick Gorzynski at Hazelwood East High School in St. Louis . . . runs 4.6 in the 40 . . . born Sept. 9, 1981.