Riley Cooper
American college baseball player, college football player, professional football player, wide receiver
Riley Cooper
Riley Thomas Cooper is an American football wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football and college baseball for the University of Florida. He was drafted by the Eagles in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
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Michael Sam, Manliness, and Those Anonymous NFL Executives and Coaches
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
Missouri All-American defensive lineman Michael Sam didn't go on a fact-finding mission to see if the NFL, and NFL team executives felt ready to deal with a college All-American and legitimate NFL prospect who just happened to be a gay man. Nope, he just decided that he was proud of who he was, and the NFL and everyone else would just have to deal with it. Sunday Night Sam told ESPN's Chris Connelly that he was gay, and quite content and proud of who he was. "I'm not afraid to tell the world who I am. I'm Michael Sam: I'm a college graduate. I'm African American, and I'm gay," he said. "I'm comfortable in my skin." It didn't take too long to detect who was not comfortable in his skin, hours after Sam's interview went public, Sports Illustrated's Peter King spoke to one unnamed NFL general manager who thinks there's a chance that Sam coming-out as a gay man could actually cause the All-American to go un-drafted. That same anonymous general manager also feels that Sam is an overr ...
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Realistic Yet Hopeful Off-season
Bleeding Green Nation - about 3 years
It seems like the popular thing to do lately, posting potential off-season scenarios. I've been on a little bit of a hiatus from posting, but a piece centered around my opinion sounded like a good return piece. Regardless, I'm really looking forward to seeing how Chip handles this off-season. Whether he'll spend big money, move around in the draft, who he'll retain and part ways with in terms of free agency; it should be fun. Now, let the pointless conjecture abound. Stay or Go? Nate Allen- His status is totally dependent on what he and his agent decide to pursue. I think a two year deal is perfectly reasonable for a such a young player who could still develop, but any longer gives me pause. Overall, I still see him as serviceable, which earns him a STAY. Colt Anderson and Kurt Coleman- I cant think of a reason to keep either around in favor of an undrafted free agent. I think that says a lot. GO Clifton Geathers- Definitely not bad, equally not good. He d ...
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Early 7 Round Mock Draft and FA signings
Bleeding Green Nation - about 3 years
First off are the Eagles FA's: Resign- DE Clifton Geathers 3 Year Deal WR Jeremy Maclin 1 Year "Prove It" Deal P Donnie Jones 3 Year Deal DE Cedric Thornton (Exclusive Rights FA) 5 Year Deal Do Not Resign- S Nate Allen S Colt Anderson S Kurt Coleman WR Riley Cooper LB Philip Hunt (Restricted FA) QB Michael Vick CUTS- S Patrick Chung OLB Trent Cole (not a good fit for 3-4, makes too much money and too old to trade) FA SIGNINGS- S Jarius Byrd BUF (6 Year Deal- Starter at FS) OLB Jason Worilds PIT (5 Year Deal- Battle Brandon Graham and draft pick for starting OLB job) CB Brent Grimes MIA (4 Year Deal- Finishes his career in hometown. Start opposite Carey Williams making Fletcher 4th CB) FS Taylor Mays CIN (4 Year Deal- For Depth & Special Teams) K either undrafted FA or a vetern FA to battle and REPLACE Alex Henery DRAFT- (As completed using Fanspeak's mock draft simul ...
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Kelvin Benjamin aka Big people beat up little people!
Bleeding Green Nation - about 3 years
Happy New Year Folks, and what a ending to the BCS championship game! via www.trbimg.com So Kelvin Benhamin has declared, and I couldn't be happier. He has ideal size, will probably run/test well at the combine, and he has great,ideal size in order to beat up little people. Plus he is young as he is only a redshirt sophomore. AND HE LOOKS LIKE A YOUNG ATHLETIC LARRY FITZ. 6'5" 234 in the mold of Calvin Johnson. What do you guys think! Obviously I think we need to resign Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper, but its most likely that one of them will enter free agency, and we can get a good big receiver like Benjamin in the draft. I see redzone fades all day... Foles to Benjamin for 6. What do you guys think? Lets get it done! That Tallahassee Love! NICK FOELS EAGLES FIGHT SONG REMIX: #FlyEaglesFly on the road to 2k14 draft a receiver, to run endzone fades from Thee (Foles). Catch 'em low, catch 'em high, and watch those cowgirls cry, Fly Eagles fly o ...
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Eagles Beat Cardinals 24-21: Nick Foles Throws 3 Touchdowns To Lead Philadelphia Past Arizona (VIDEO)
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Another sharp performance by Nick Foles and tough defense at the end kept the Philadelphia Eagles on a roll. Foles threw three touchdown passes and the Eagles held on for a 24-21 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Zach Ertz had two TD catches, LeSean McCoy ran for 79 yards to help the Eagles (7-5) win their fourth straight game to remain tied with Dallas for first place in the NFC East. Carson Palmer threw for 302 yards and three TD passes, but also had two interceptions and lost a fumble as the Cardinals (7-5) had their four-game winning streak snapped. Foles picked up where he left off in November, when he was the NFC's Player of the Month and tied an NFL record with seven TDs in a game. Foles finished 21 of 34 for 237 yards against a defense that came in ranked eighth in the league. Foles set a team record for most passes without an interception (233), breaking Michael Vick's mark of 224 set in 2010. He also moved within one TD pass of tying ...
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The N-Word: An Open Letter to ESPN's Skip Bayless
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
ESPN's Skip Bayless wrote a passionate plea last week titled, It's Time to Let the N-Word Die. Bayless starts his passionate piece by stating, "This is strictly one man's opinion -- one white man's. Take it or leave it. But know from the start this opinion of an impossibly complex issue comes from the most real and raw depth of my being." Knowing there is a problem is not enough. Rallying around a common goal to produce the desired result is the way to go. While Bayless's passion is clearly evident it's not enough to solve complex problems. Information by way of truth marred to a well coordinated plan proves to breed results. Allow me to deliver a message to Bayless. Dear Skip, As an artist who consistently pushes the pen for justice I appreciate you using your platform on ESPN's First Take to speak out. While your mind is open and your heart is sincere one critical thing is missing from your commentary and that's a solution to the problem. From one journalist to another allow ...
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Richie Incognito, Redskins and Racism in the NFL
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
"Once upon a time, a woman was picking up firewood. She came upon a poisonous snake frozen in the snow. She took the snake home and nursed it back to health. One day the snake bit her on the cheek. As she lay dying, she asked the snake, "Why have you done this to me?" And the snake answered, "Look, bitch, you knew I was a snake." -Russell Means, Natural Born Killers Irritatingly, the "Richie Incongito Is a Bully" and the "Richie Incognito Said the Word 'Nigger'" storyline has been dominating the ESPN Sportscenter episodes recently. Just as my Seahawks get good enough to command serious national attention, some idiot who is considered an "honorary black man" by many of his fellow Miami Dolphins teammates simultaneously has 1) Shannon Sharpe crying like an infant; 2) white liberals judging this white man as if he were the first and only white man that has ever said this word; and 3) black folks upset. I'm just mad that they're not talking about the Seahawks. They are that good, y ...
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Hayden’s season is over (updated)
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
A rough rookie season came to an end for Raiders cornerback D.J. Hayden on Wednesday. The team placed him on season-ending injury reserve with a groin injury. Hayden had sports hernia surgery on Tuesday. Hayden suffered the injury in practice on Nov. 6, three days after getting torched on three big pass plays, two of them touchdowns by Philadelphia’s Riley Cooper. Last week, Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Hayden would miss some time with the injury but that he would be “fine” going forward. The Raiders picked Hayden with the No. 12 overall pick in the NFL draft, and general manager Reggie McKenzie said he would have taken him third Read More
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Stevie Johnson, Robert Woods inactive for Bills vs. Jets - Philly.com
Google News - over 3 years
Philly.com Stevie Johnson, Robert Woods inactive for Bills vs. Jets Philly.com Matt Ufford offers you fantasy advice on Riley Cooper, Colin Kaepernick, Bills running backs and more. First-year head coach Doug Marrone has struggled on offense this season as the Bills rank 24th in points scored and 29th in passing yards. This will be ... Ed Reed will start for Jets at Buffalo, in place of Antonio AllenThe Star-Ledger - NJ.com Ed Reed will start at safety for New York Jets just 3 days after signing with teamWashington Post Safety Ed Reed to start in his Jets debut vs BillsPost-Bulletin SB Nation -TheHDRoom all 323 news articles »
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Michael Vick's support helps Eagles WR Riley Cooper emerge
USA Today - over 3 years
Could Cooper's redemption serve as a lesson in Miami's locker room?
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Foles stars again, Eagles beat Packers 27-13
Yahoo News - over 3 years
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A deflected pass that landed in DeSean Jackson's hands. Two long touchdowns to Riley Cooper, one after a defensive back slipped to leave the Eagles the receiver wide open for a score.
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Nick Foles Ties NFL Record With 7 Touchdown Passes As Eagles Crush Raiders, 49-20 (VIDEO)
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nick Foles' record-setting performance turned a struggling Eagles offense into an unstoppable machine. Foles tied an NFL mark with seven touchdown passes and threw for 406 yards to revitalize Philadelphia in a 49-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. The backup quarterback connected three times with Riley Cooper to become the seventh passer in NFL history with seven TD tosses in a game. Peyton Manning did it for Denver on opening night this season against Baltimore. Foles also threw scoring passes to Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson as the Eagles (4-5) looked nothing the offense that failed to score a touchdown in each of the past two weeks. The Raiders (3-5) had appeared much improved on defense in recent weeks but were completely flummoxed by coach Chip Kelly's spread offense that stalled recently after a fast debut in the NFL. Foles completed 22 of 28 passes as he frequently exploited mismatches and blown coverages, ...
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Eagles' Riley Cooper two months after slur: 'Everyone has been awesome'
USA Today - over 3 years
Eagles wide receiver says teammates treating him same as they did before video of his slur surfaced.
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Beyond Diversity Resource Center Responds to President’s Call for National Conversations on Race
California News Wire - over 3 years
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Sept. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Beyond Diversity Resource Center announces the publication of a supplement to its book on racial dialogue in America, “The Anti-Racist Cookbook” (ISBN: 978-0971901766). “After George Zimmerman was found not guilty of manslaughter charges in the killing of Trayvon Martin, President Obama asked Americans to have thoughtful conversations about race and its impact on our lives,” noted Robin Parker, the executive director of the Beyond Diversity Resource Center. “In response, the Center thought it was important to offer supplemental questions to our 2005 publication, ‘The Anti-Racist Cookbook: A Recipe Guide for Conversations about Race That Goes beyond Covered Dishes and Kum-Bah-Ya.’ The questions in the Supplement focus on implicit bias and personal safety, two areas where racial dialogue is especially needed.” The introduction to the supplement states, “Today, people of color have less to fear from the overt actions of ...
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Chip Kelly's First Offensive Play
Bleeding Green Nation - over 3 years
There have been many articles written about the Eagles this week. The speed, the options, the sheer improvement from last season. Chip Kelly has provided so many angles to cover in his first game that it seems like everybody is writing about him and his team. Now I'm going to add to that number. The biggest theme of Kelly's offense seems to be putting defenders in a position where whatever choice they make is the wrong one. Most have focused on the read option or the packaged plays, but I'd like to look at something else. I'm sure you'll remember Ron Jaworski's piece during the offseason where he pointed out that Chip's Oregon offense didn't have a paricularly sophisticated passing attack. His exact words were: I just don’t see NFL passing concepts in this offense. It’s a movement offense by the quarterback, off the run action, off the read action — a lot of short, quick passes, dart routes, bubble screens — very few plays down the field with NFL passing conce ...
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Reports: Cooper, Williams scuffle
Fox News - over 3 years
Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper got into an altercation...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Riley Cooper
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 28
    He was released by the Eagles on February 8, 2016.
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  • 2015
    Age 27
    Cooper continued to play with the Eagles during the 2015 season.
    More Details Hide Details In a game against the Dallas Cowboys on November 9, Cooper left the game with a foot injury. Cooper finished the season with 21 receptions off 41 targets for 327 yards and 2 touchdowns. Cooper didn't record a single reception in 7 out of 16 games.
  • 2012
    Age 24
    He broke his collarbone on July 28, 2012 and missed time, but did return mid-season and made a one-handed catch for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys.
    More Details Hide Details He scored again in the second meeting of the season against the Cowboys, again on a one-handed catch. While mostly a reserve, he ended the season with 23 reception for 248 yards and 3 touchdowns. Overall, this was Cooper's breakthrough season. In his last year of his rookie contract, he started the season used mostly for his blocking, rather than for his receiving ability. In the first 5 weeks, he posted 8 catches for 93 yards and 1 TD with Michael Vick at quarterback. Cooper had a career game on Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders, where he posted 5 receptions for 139 yards (27.8 avg) and 3 touchdowns. After a slow start, Cooper put together a solid season with 47 reception for 835 yards and 8 touchdowns, all career highs. He ended the season tied for third in the NFL with 17.8 yards per catch.
  • 2011
    Age 23
    He scored his second touchdown of his career against the New York Giants in week 10 of the 2011 NFL season on an 8-yard completion from Vince Young.
    More Details Hide Details Coming off the bench, he posted 16 reception for 315 yards and a TD.
  • 2010
    Age 22
    He was signed to a four-year contract on July 13, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Cooper caught his first NFL touchdown in a game against the Tennessee Titans He ended his first season with 7 receptions for 116 yards and 1 TD.
    Cooper was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round (159th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
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  • 2009
    Age 21
    He signed a deal to play baseball for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball but decided to delay his MLB career and returned to play football for the Gators football team in 2009.
    More Details Hide Details He was scheduled to get a physical and receive half of his $250,000 signing bonus on January 17, but declined and told the Rangers that his focus was football, thus voiding his baseball contract.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2007
    Age 19
    Cooper caught eight passes, gaining 182 yards and scoring two total touchdowns in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Cooper appeared in fourteen games for the Gators in his junior season, starting all but two (against Hawaii and Florida State). He hauled in a key touchdown, along with a season-high 51-yard reception, that put Florida in scoring position during the SEC Championship Game against Alabama. He totaled 28 yards on two receptions in the BCS National Championship Game, including a crucial 17-yard catch on 3rd-and-12. Cooper amassed 261 total yards on 18 receptions, three of which were touchdowns. Cooper totaled 961 yards on 51 receptions, with nine touchdowns and an average of 18.8 yards per catch. Cooper was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies out of high school in the 15th round of the 2006 MLB Draft. Cooper passed on the contract and played college baseball for the Florida Gators baseball team as an outfielder.
    Cooper hauled in a career-high and team-best four catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns, including a career-long 59-yard grab in his 2007 debut against Western Kentucky.
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  • 2006
    Age 18
    During his freshman season in 2006, Cooper served as the "gunner" on special teams and played in 13 of the 14 games for the Gators.
    More Details Hide Details He established a then-career-high with three receptions (all touchdowns) in the romp over Western Carolina. Cooper was nominated SEC Freshman of the Week following his performance. He was the first Gator freshman wide receiver to have three touchdown catches in a game since Jabar Gaffney accomplished the feat in 2000. Cooper saw action in Florida's triumphs over Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky, mostly on special teams. He made collegiate debut with one reception for 10 yards against Central Florida. Cooper gained 92 yards on four receptions, three of which went for touchdowns, on the season. As a sophomore, Cooper appeared in 10 games during the year with two starts in home contests against Tennessee and Auburn. He missed games against Georgia and Vanderbilt as a result of a broken finger suffered in the first quarter at Kentucky. He dressed but did not compete in the Capital One Bowl against Michigan, which the Gators lost.
    Cooper accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Urban Meyer's Florida Gators football team from 2006 to 2009.
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    Cooper was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 15th round (457 overall pick) of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft.
    More Details Hide Details He did not sign with the Phillies because he chose to attend the University of Florida to play football. Cooper's younger sister, Lindsey, also attended the University of Florida, where she played for the Florida Gators women's soccer team.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1987
    Born
    Born on September 9, 1987.
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