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Jon Cooper biography

Date of birth : 1986-10-01
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Fort Collins, Colorado
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-18
Credited as : Football player NFL, center for the Minnesota Vikings, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Jon Cooper is an American football player. Cooper played high school football at Fort Collins High School. He was a three-year starter for the Oklahoma Sooners, where he led one of the nation's best offensive lines and was named All-Big 12 in 2007 and 2008.

He currently plays as a center for the Minnesota Vikings.

Cooper attended Fort Collins High School in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he was a three-year starter and letterman. He captured team MVP honors his senior season and was named Offensive Player of the Year in the Front Range Conference.

Cooper joined the Oklahoma Sooners football team in 2005 as the backup center. He played in seven games, starting two, for the team as a freshman. In his second start, he suffered a dislocation and break in his right ankle at Texas Tech and missed the remainder of the season. Was one of the most solid true freshmen on the team after posting no penalties and a high passing grade of 83% in OU's stringent grading process.

Was named the starting center his sophomore season in 2006 and posted the second highest grade on the team, with a 77% success rate. While missing one game due to injury, Cooper notched 125 knockdown blocks during the course of the season, including 18 against Oklahoma State.

Cooper led one of the nation's best offensive lines in 2007, starting all 14 games and logging team highs with 798 plays and 136 knockdowns. He had 16 knockdowns against Miami and 15 against Texas A&M, with a final grade of 79% for the season.

After going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, Cooper signed a rookie contract with the Minnesota Vikings. He appeared in his first NFL game in week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals at right guard after two additional injuries to the offensive line.

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