Cooper during the 2009 Vikings Training Camp.
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|Born:||October 1, 1986|
Fort Collins, Colorado
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||291 lb (132 kg)|
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Jon Cooper (born October 1, 1986) is a former American football center from Fort Collins, Colorado, 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.