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Riley Cooper
Riley Cooper
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Riley Cooper

WR

Date of birth
Sep 09, 1987
College
Florida
Height
6-3
Weight
222 Lbs

Bio

Riley Cooper is entering his fifth season with the Philadelphia Eagles. After a shaky and controversial start to his pro career, Cooper emerged in 2013 as a favorite target for quarterback Nick Foles. Cooper, a tall physical wide receiver, set personal bests in multiple statistical categories and his 17.8 yards per catch ranked third in the NFL. Following his breakout season, Cooper was rewarded with a 5-year, $22.5 million contract extension.

Early Years & College

Cooper was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Sept. 9, 1987. He attended Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic where he was first-team All-State at wide receiver and free safety. Cooper was also a skilled baseball player, ironically drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 15th round of the 2006 MLB draft. After graduating, Cooper accepted a football scholarship to the University of Florida where he hauled in 81 balls for 1,496 yards and 18 touchdowns in a four-year career. Cooper helped lead the Gators to two SEC championships (2006, 2008) and two BCS National Championships (2007, 2008).

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles selected Cooper in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL draft (159th overall). Seen mostly as a special teams player and red-zone target, Cooper turned in a stellar preseason to make the final roster. He had 23 receptions for 431 and two scores in his first two seasons before breaking his collarbone and missing most of 2012. Cooper saw his 2013 rooted in controversy after a video of him using a racial slur at a concert went viral. The Eagles fined Cooper and dismissed him from training camp to undergo sensitivity training. He apologized for his actions and returned to practice just four days later with the support of the locker room. On the field, he set career marks in receptions (47), receiving yards (835) and touchdowns (8), including a 139-yard, three-touchdown performance in Week 9. 

Statistics

Stats REC TAR YDS Y/R TD LONG 20+ 40+ FUM RZ TAR 1DN YDS/G
2013 Regular Season 47 84 835 17.8 8 63 5 5 0 11 33 52.19

Game Log

Date Opponent Result REC TAR YDS Y/R LONG RZ TAR TD ATT YDS Y/A RZ ATT TD
1-4-2014 @ New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 24-26 6 8 68 11.3 22 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
12-29-2013 @ Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 22-24 3 3 39 13.0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-22-2013 @ Chicago Bears Chicago Bears 54-11 3 3 53 17.7 32 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
12-15-2013 @ Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 48-30 4 7 29 7.3 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-8-2013 @ Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 34-20 3 10 74 24.7 44 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

News

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The Philadelphia Eagles probably made the biggest splash of the offseason thus far when they decided to release one of the team’s best players... Read more

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by Robert Moreschi

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Riley Cooper Signs $25 Million Deal With Eagles

Riley Cooper Signs $25 Million Deal With Eagles

by Allen Kim

Riley Cooper’s career year paid off in a big way. The wide receiver signed a five-year, $25 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles today, per Adam Schefter of ESPN... Read more

Eagles Nearing Deals For Maclin And Cooper

Eagles Nearing Deals For Maclin And Cooper

by Allen Kim

The Philadelphia Eagles aren’t done making moves just yet. After signing LT Jason Peters to a big contract extension, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the team is nearing a deal with both Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper... Read more