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George Cooper
George Cooper

Hometown:
Westerville, Ohio

High School:
Westerville North

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 260

Position:
Tight End

Birthdate:
03/19/1984

Experience:
2003-06



AT TECH: One of Tech's primary tight ends over this last two years, sharing the position with Michael Matthews . . . Has excellent size . . . Used primarily as a ablocker but had nine career receptions . . . Four of his nine catches came in bowl games.

2006: Played extensively, including six starts, but had his only reception of the season against West Virginia in the Gator Bowl, a 21-yard completion from Taylor Bennett.

2005: Ended the season with the two most productive games of his career against Georgia and Utah . . . Against Utah in the Emerald Bowl, he had three catches for 45 yards, including a 31-yard touchdown, the first of his career . . . Added two catches for 26 yards against Georgia, including a 16-yard reception . . . Caught seven passes over the final four games after catching just one in the first eight games . . . Totalled eight catches for 92 yards on the season . . . Started six games.

Prior to 2005, he had seen limited action in multiple-tight end formations but had not caught a pass . . . Played sparingly as a reserve in 2003, following a redshirt year in 2002.

HIGH SCHOOL: Second-team all-state selection who caught 20 passes for 420 yards as a senior . . . Also played defensive end and had 80 tackles and eight sacks . . . Added 17 receptions for 380 yards, 40 tackles and four sacks as a junior . . . Named conference player of the year . . . Ranked the No. 46 prospect on SuperPrep's Midwest 142 . . . Rated the No. 11 tight end in the nation in SuperPrep's preseason edition . . . Ranked the No. 16 tight end prospect in the nation by Student Sports Magazine . . . Received the "Service Above Self" award from the Westerville Rotary Club . . . Team captain for coach Bob Cavin at Westerville North High School . . Lettered three times in football and three times in basketball.

PERSONAL: Full name is George Fitzgerald Cooper . . . Born March 19, 1984 . . . Parents are George and Michelle Cooper . . . Father played football at Ohio State . . . Majoring in Science, Technology and Culture.


GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
2005	Rec	Yds	TD	LP
Auburn	0	0	0	0
UNC	0	0	0	0
UConn	0	0	0	0
Va Tech*	0	0	0	0
NC State	1	9	0	9
Duke*	0	0	0	0
Clemson*	0	0	0	0
Wake*	0	0	0	0
Virginia*	1	6	0	6
Miami*	1	6	0	6
Georgia*	2	26	0	16
Utah*	3	45	1	31
TOUCHDOWNS: 31UT

CAREER STATISTICS Year G-GS Rec Yds Avg TD LP 2004 12-0 0 0 0 0 0 2005 12-6 8 92 11.5 1 31 2006 14-6 1 21 21.0 0 21 Total 33-15 9 113 12.6 1 31

CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 3 vs. Utah, 2005 Yards Receiving: 45 vs. Utah, 2005 Long Reception: 31 vs. Utah, 2005 (TD)

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