Jon Cooper (American Football)
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Jon Cooper American Football
Jon Cooper
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Cooper during the 2009 Vikings Training Camp.
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Personal information
Born: (1986-10-01) October 1, 1986 (age 32)
Fort Collins, Colorado
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:291 lb (132 kg)
Career information
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2010
Games played:13
Games started:12
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Jon Cooper (born October 1, 1986) is a former American football center from Fort Collins, Colorado,[1] who played for four seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans . After playing college football for Oklahoma, he was signed by the Vikings in 2009.[2]

Early years

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.

College career

Cooper joined the Oklahoma Sooners football team in 2005. He played in eleven 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 79% success rate. 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 81% for the season.

Professional career

NFL combine results

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt Arm span Hand span 40-yard dash 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6-3 291 lb 32½" 9" 4.98 4.48 7.46 33½" 109" 34

Minnesota Vikings

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.

Tennessee Titans

Cooper was signed as a free agent by the Tennessee Titans on April 13, 2012. He retired from the NFL on August 27, 2012.[3]

Coaching career

Following his retirement from the NFL, Cooper became an assistant coach for the Oklahoma Sooners.[3] In 2016, Cooper became an assistant football coach for the University of Missouri.[4]


Cooper majored in Finance while at Oklahoma. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, and snow skiing. His father Tom played college football for Missouri from 1972-1975.


  1. ^ "Jon Cooper NFL Football Statistics |". Retrieved .
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  3. ^ a b "Titans C Cooper retires". Pro Football Weekly. August 27, 2012. Archived from the original on February 8, 2013. Retrieved . Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ Morrison, David. "Former OU center Jon Cooper joins MU offensive staff". Columbia Daily Tribune. Retrieved .

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