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Terrance Copper biography

Date of birth : 1982-03-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Washington, North Carolina
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-14
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs, Super Bowl

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Terrance Terrel Copper (born March 12, 1982 in Washington, North Carolina) is an American football wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent. He played college football at East Carolina.

Copper has also played for the New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens.

Copper's Career

Pro Career: Veteran receiver and special teams performer enters his second season with Kansas City in 2010 ... Originally joined the Chiefs as an unrestricted free agent from Baltimore on March 17, 2009 and re-signed with Kansas City on March 6th of this year ... Has the ability to contribute on offense, as a return man and on the coverage units ... Ranked second on the club with 16 special teams stops in 2009 ... Has played in 78 games (seven starts), owning 50 receptions for 668 yards (13.4 avg.) with six TDs ... Has also produced 27 kickoff returns for 520 yards (19.3 avg.), as well as 57 special teams tackles and a fumble recovery on special teams ... Has also appeared in two postseason contests (one start), catching four passes for 32 yards (8.0 avg.) ... Originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Dallas in 2004.

Transactions: Signed as an unrestricted free agent (3/6/10) ... Signed as an unrestricted free agent from Baltimore with Kansas City (3/17/09) ... Signed with Baltimore (10/29/08) ... Released by New Orleans (10/28/08) ... Signed with New Orleans (10/18/08) ... Released by New Orleans (10/14/08) ... Signed with New Orleans (3/26/07) ... Claimed off waivers by New Orleans from Dallas (9/4/06) ... Released by Dallas (9/2/06) ... Signed with Dallas (3/7/06) ... Signed with Dallas (10/30/04) ... Added to Dallas’ practice squad (9/7/04) ... Released by Dallas (9/5/04) ... Signed as a rookie free agent with Dallas (4/30/04).

Kansas City (2009): Played in 15 games (two starts) on special teams and seven contests on offense ... Was also inactive for one game ... Had four catches for 68 yards (17.0 avg.) and one kickoff return for 18 yards ... Ranked second on the club with 16 special teams tackles ... Was inactive vs. Oakland (9/20) ... Posted one catch for eight yards in a starting role at Philadelphia (9/27) ... Compiled two special teams tackles at Washington (10/18) ... Produced one catch for three yards vs. San Diego (10/25) ... Tallied four special teams tackles at Oakland (11/15) ... Recorded two special teams tackles vs. Pittsburgh (11/22) ... Returned one kickoff for 18 yards vs. Denver (12/6) ... Recorded two catches for 57 yards, including a career-long 50-yard reception on the club’s first offensive play to go with three special teams tackle at Denver (1/3/10).

Baltimore (2008): Appeared in two games and was inactive for seven contests ... Tallied one special teams tackle ... Was signed on October 29th ... Saw reserve action at Houston (11/9) and vs. Jacksonville (12/28) ... Was inactive for three postseason contests.

New Orleans (2006-08): Played in 37 games (five starts) ... Logged 38 receptions for 511 yards (13.4 avg.) with five TDs ... Also returned eight kickoffs for 163 yards (20.4 avg.) and tallied 40 special teams tackles ... Saw action in two postseason games (one start), catching four passes for 32 yards.

2008: Saw duty in five games and was inactive for two contests ... Returned two kickoffs for 35 yards and had a special teams tackle ... Saw reserve duty vs. Tampa Bay (9/7) ... Had a 17-yard kickoff return at Washington (9/14) ... Registered an 18-yard kickoff return vs. San Francisco (9/28) ... Also saw duty vs. Minnesota (10/6) and vs. Oakland (10/12) ... Released on October 28th.

2007: Played in 15 games (one start) ... Caught 15 passes for 126 yards (8.4 avg.) with two TDs ... Also returned two kickoffs for 49 yards and recorded 11 special teams stops ... Logged two catches for 23 yards vs. Tennessee (9/24) ... Was inactive at Seattle (10/14) ... Had two receptions for 10 yards with a two-yard TD at San Francisco (10/28) ... Had a four-yard TD vs. Tampa Bay (12/2) ... Notched two receptions for 29 yards vs. Arizona (12/16) ... Caught a season-high three passes for 28 yards vs. Philadelphia (12/23) ... Started at wide receiver, catching two passes for nine yards at Chicago (12/30).

2006: Saw action in 15 games (four starts) and set career highs in receptions (23), receiving yards (385) and receiving TDs (three) ... Also logged one rush for eight yards and returned four kickoffs for 79 yards ... Recorded three tackles and recovered a fumble on special teams ... Claimed off waivers from Dallas on September 4th ... Caught two passes for 30 yards and had a 17-yard kickoff return at Carolina (10/1) ... Returned two kickoffs for 41 yards vs. Tampa Bay (10/8) ... Recovered a CB Dexter Wynn muffed punt vs. Philadelphia (10/15) ... Made his initial NFL start at Tampa Bay (11/5) ... Collected a career-high six catches for 92 yards with a three-yard TD at Pittsburgh (11/12) ... Recorded six receptions for 87 yards and a TD vs. Cincinnati (11/19) ... Caught a “Hail Mary” for a 48-yard TD at the end of the first half at Atlanta (11/26) ... Tallied three receptions for 38 yards vs. Washington (12/17) ... Posted two receptions for 46 yards at the N.Y. Giants (12/24) ... Inactive with a foot injury vs. Carolina (12/31) ... Tallied one reception for three yards in an NFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Philadelphia (1/13/07) ... Caught three passes for 29 yards in the NFC Championship Game at Chicago (1/21/07).

Dallas (2004-05): Played in 26 games ... Had eight receptions for 89 yards with a TD ... Added a rush for a one-yard loss ... Returned 18 kickoffs for 339 yards and recorded 25 special teams stops.

2005: Played primarily on special teams in all 16 contests ... Had a five-yard reception, two kickoff returns for 32 yards and 11 special teams stops ... ... Returned a kickoff for 11 yards at San Francisco (9/25) ... Logged a 21-yard kickoff return vs. Detroit (11/20) ... Had a five-yard catch vs. Denver (11/24).

2004: Saw action in 10 games and collected seven receptions for 84 yards with a TD ... Returned 16 kickoffs for 307 yards (19.2 avg.), had one carry for a one-yard loss and notched 14 special teams tackles ... Promoted to the 53-man roster on October 30th ... Made his NFL debut vs. Detroit (10/31) ... Collected his first NFL reception and finished with three catches for 44 yards at Baltimore (11/21) ... Caught two passes for 22 yards and returned a kickoff for 22 yards vs. Chicago (11/25) ... Caught two passes for 18 yards and recorded his initial NFL TD on a nine-yard pass at Seattle (12/6).

College: Concluded his collegiate career at East Carolina with 139 receptions for 1,683 yards (12.1 avg.) and three TDs ... Those 139 catches ranked second in school annals while his 1,683 receiving yards placed fourth ... Also totaled nine carries for 49 yards (5.4 avg.) with a TD ... Returned 67 punts for 522 yards (7.8 avg.) and four kickoffs for 91 yards (22.8 avg.) ... Led Conference USA and set single-season school records for receptions and receiving yards with 87 receptions for 897 yards and two TDs as a senior in 2003 ... Also returned 27 punts for 124 yards ... Named first-team All-Conference USA ... Caught 30 passes for 395 yards and returned 30 punts for 328 yards as a junior in 2002 ... Caught 13 passes for 204 yards and rushed nine times for 49 yards with a TD as a sophomore in 2001 ... Also added 10 punt returns for 70 yards ... Recorded nine receptions for 187 yards with a TD and brought back four kickoffs for 91 yards as a true freshman in 2000 ... Majored in Industrial Technology at East Carolina.


• Earned All-America honors at Washington High School in Washington, North Carolina.
• Selected to play in the ’99 Shrine Bowl and the East/West All-Star Game.
• Full name: Terrance Terrel Copper.
• Married, wife Kandy with two sons Terrance (10) and Tyreek (2) and a daughter Taniya (6).

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