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      Kevin Cooper
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chattanooga, Tenn.

High School:
The Baylor School

Weight:
254

Position:
FB

Career Statistics


RUSHINGNETAVG AVGHIGH
YEARGATTYARDSTTGAMETDLONGYARDS
2007700----0----
2008125102.00.804-Van6-Van
200913133.00.203-Van3-Van

Totals326132.20.404-Van6-Van

RECEIVINGAVGAVGHIGH
YEARGRECYARDSRECGAMETDLONGYARDS
2007700----0----
2008127426.03.509-2x27-UCLA
200913121109.28.5123-Ohio31-Ohio

Totals32191528.04.8123-Ohio31-Ohio

2010 - Games/Starts: 12/5 • Started fi rst four games and fi ve of opening six while playing in 12 games...Ended career with fourth-most starts among active Vols with 24...Hauled in two receptions each of fi rst three contests...Season-high 14 receiving yards against Oregon, including 11-yarder for longest reception of 2010...Began season with pair of receptions versus UT Martin, including four-yard grab to convert third down...Two receptions against Florida good for 12 yards.

2009

  • Games/Starts: 13/9
  • Had breakout season at fullback helping lead way for tailback Montario Hardesty to rush for 1,345 yards
  • Vol fans took notice that he was just not blocker as he caught 2-yard touchdown pass against South Carolina on fourth-down play

  • Longest play was 23-yard catch and run against Ohio
  • Also had 22-yarder against Vanderbilt
  • Finished season with 12 catches for 110 yards

2008

  • Games/Starts: 12/10
  • Appeared in every game for Vols, making 10 starts
  • Rushed five times for 10 yards while serving as blocking back for Vols rushing game

  • Showed agility out of backfield, catching seven passes for 42 yards
  • Best showing was in opener against UCLA, with four catches for 27 yards
  • Rushed five times for total of 10 yards

2007

  • Games/Starts: 7/0
  • Emerged as goal line blocking specialist
  • Made collegiate debut against Georgia and appeared in seven total games as true freshman

  • Also played against SEC foes Mississippi State, Alabama, South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Kentucky

High School

  • PrepStar All-Southeast Region
  • Chattanooga Times Free Press 2006 Best of Preps
  • Named Division II Offensive Player of the Year and Player of the Decade at running back
  • Rushed for 1,891 yards and 14 touchdowns as senior
  • Added 29 receptions that year for 241 yards and two TDs

  • During junior season, rushed for 1,054 yards and 15 touchdowns
  • Three-year running back and line-backer starter
  • Also three-year starter at forward on basketball team, earning Division II All-State and All-Tournament honors
  • Coach at Baylor School - Phillip Massey
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