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Demetrius Cooper
Demetrius  Cooper

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Percy L. Julian

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 253

Position:
DE

Experience:
2L


08/08/2016

Football Media Day: Defense & Special Teams

08/04/2016

2016 Season Outlook

Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.

04/18/2016

Despite Losing Three Starters, Plenty of Potential on Defensive Line

Malik McDowell returns to anchor the defensive line following a breakthrough sophomore season.

09/26/2015

No. 2 Spartans Defeat Central Michigan, 30-10

RB Gerald Holmes led the team to victory with two touchdowns in the 4th quarter.

09/16/2015

Spartan Defense Shifts Gears; Prepares For Air Force Triple Option

Unbeaten Air Force ranks second in the nation in rushing (411.0 yards per game) and eighth in scoring offense (50.0 points per game).

10/18/2014

Michigan State 56- Indiana 17

10/11/2014

Michigan State 45 - Purdue 31

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio likes his team's resilience.

Now it's time to develop a knockout punch.

Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes and Nick Hill ran for two scores Saturday, but No. 8 Michigan State still needed a late interception return for a touchdown to hold on 45-31 at Purdue

09/27/2014

Michigan State 56 - Wyoming 14

12/29/2013

Michigan State Media Day

12/08/2013

Michigan State 34 - Ohio State 24

11/02/2013

Michigan @ Michigan State

Michigan @ Michigan State

Career Statistics | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2014 | 2015

CAREER NOTES: Fourth-year player enters preseason camp as one of the starting defensive ends . . . preseason All-Big Ten selection by Athlon Sports (third team) . . . two-year letterwinner has 32 career tackles in 26 games, including 8.5 for losses and 6.0 sacks.

2015 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Ranked among the team leaders in sacks (second with 5.0 for 14 yards) and tackles for loss (fifth with 6.5 for 16 yards) . . . had 22 tackles in 13 games of action . . . ranked ninth on the team with 65 production points during the regular season . . . had three QB hurries, two forced fumbles and one blocked field goal . . . had a 2-yard sack and two tackles overall against No. 2 Alabama in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Cotton Bowl . . . had two tackles, including a 4-yard sack and a forced fumble on the last series of the game, in the win over No. 4 Iowa in the Big Ten Championship Game . . . compiled 17 production points vs. Maryland; forced and recovered a fumble, and also had three tackles . . . recorded a half sack at Michigan . . . had two stops, including a 2-yard loss, at Rutgers . . . named Spartan Defensive Attack Force Co-Player of the Week after recording a career-high five tackles, including a 2-yard sack, against Central Michigan in his first career start; had 18 production points vs. CMU and also blocked a field goal . . . had four tackles, including a half sack (2 yards), in the win over No. 7 Oregon; also had 10 production points vs. the Ducks . . . recorded two tackles, including a 2-yard sack, in the season opener at Western Michigan; named Spartan Defensive Attack Force Player of the Week.

2014 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Earned his first letter after seeing action in all 13 games . . . had 10 tackles, including two for losses (14 yards) . . . tied for second on the team with five quarterback hurries . . . credited with a quarterback hurry in the Cotton Bowl Classic vs. No. 4 Baylor . . . recorded two tackles and a pass break-up vs. Rutgers . . . tallied eight production points at Indiana; recovered a fumble and had a tackle against Hoosiers in the fourth quarter . . . had seven production points, tied for most among defensive lineman, vs. Wyoming . . . recorded a 5-yard tackle for loss and two QB hurries against Eastern Michigan . . . in his collegiate debut, recorded three tackles, including a 9-yard sack, in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State.

2013 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Western Michigan.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top defensive ends by Scout.com (No. 58) and ESPN.com (No. 83) . . . rated among the country’s top weakside defensive ends by 247Sports.com (No. 22) and Rivals.com (No. 28) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 143) . . . ranked among the state’s top seniors by 247Sports.com (No. 12), Rivals.com (No. 14) and ESPN.com (No 29) . . . played his entire prep career for Coach Jason Richardson, both at Percy L. Julian and Morgan Park High Schools . . . recorded 14 tackles, including two sacks, and scored on a 3-yard reception vs. Hales Franciscan in his only appearance of the 2012 season . . . named Defensive Line MVP at National Underclassmen Five-Star Central Showcase in April 2012 . . . transferred from Morgan Park to Julian prior to his senior year . . . sat out his entire junior season with a knee injury . . . posted 89 tackles as a sophomore, with nearly half of his tackles resulting in losses . . . registered 40 tackles for loss in 2010, including 18 sacks . . . produced eight tackles, including three sacks, vs. Providence Catholic in the season opener at Soldier Field . . . also lettered in basketball . . . son of Diana Cooper and Steven Taylor Sr. . . . born Feb. 23, 1995 . . . majoring in communication.

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