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Xavier Cooper
Xavier Cooper


299 Lbs


Expected to be an anchor of the Washington State Cougars defensive line, Xavier Cooper recorded 50 tackles and a team best five sacks as a redshirt sophomore in 2013. A 6-4, 308-pound bundle of strength, Cooper enters the 2014 season with a legitimate shot at garnering Pac-12 honors along the defensive line.

High School

A product of Wilson High School in Tacoma, Wash., Cooper posted 85 tackles and 11 sacks as a senior, garnering All-Narrows League First Team honors as well as all-city first team honors. Lettered three years in basketball.


An early enrollee at Washington State in January 2011, he redshirted and worked on the scout team. As a redshirt freshman in 2012, he appeared in 11 games, starting nine and was named to the All-Pac-12 honorable mention team. He made 34 tackles and had 8.5 tackles for loss to go along with three sacks. Cooper started all 13 games in 2013 and recorded 50 tackles to go along with his five sacks. Led the team with 13.5 tackles for loss, ninth best in the Pac-12, and recovered two fumbles, one for a score, in 2013.

Game Log

Date Opponent Result
11-29-2014 @ Washington Huskies Washington Huskies 13-31
11-22-2014 @ Arizona State Sun Devils Arizona State Sun Devils 52-31
11-8-2014 @ Oregon State Beavers Oregon State Beavers 32-39
11-1-2014 @ USC Trojans USC Trojans 17-44
10-25-2014 @ Arizona Wildcats Arizona Wildcats 37-59


Pac-12 Power Rankings: Carey, Cooper Take Honors

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Carey, Cooper Take Honors

by Christopher Wuensch

The Pac-12 was no stranger to the upset-fueled temblor that rattled college football’s rankings this weekend. Aside from Oregon — who has been firmly entrenched in our No... Read more