Amari Cooper was born on June 17,1994 and is an American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League.
48 Facts About Amari Cooper
Amari Cooper played college football at Alabama, where he was the Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation's top receiver and a unanimous All-American in 2014.
Widely considered the top wide receiver prospect of the 2015 NFL Draft, Cooper was selected with the fourth overall pick by the Oakland Raiders.
Amari Cooper had successive 1,000 yard seasons in 2019 and 2020, making the Pro Bowl in 2019.
Amari Cooper attended Miami Northwestern Senior High School in Miami, Florida.
Amari Cooper was dominant on the 7-on-7 circuit at various college campuses before his senior season.
Amari Cooper had a show-out performance at Alabama's summer camp, and that quickly led to an offer from Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide.
Amari Cooper was a first-team FHSAA 8A All-State selection, as well as the number-four player on Orlando Sentinels Florida Top 100.
Amari Cooper was invited to play at the 2012 Under Armour All-America Game, where he had a 75-yard touchdown grab and a 93-yard punt return for a score.
Amari Cooper was listed as the number 45 in the Rivals100, and was considered the number-six wide receiver and number-eight player in Florida by Rivals.
Amari Cooper was ranked as the number-six wide receiver and the number-10 player in the state of Florida by 247Sports.
Amari Cooper chose Alabama over Florida State, Miami, and Ohio State, among others.
Amari Cooper announced his verbal commitment to the University of Alabama on September 22,2011.
Amari Cooper led the team with 59 receptions for 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Amari Cooper earned consensus Freshman All-American honors and was selected to the SEC All-Freshman team by the league coaches.
Amari Cooper had 45 receptions for a team-high 736 yards and four touchdowns.
Amari Cooper became Alabama's all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns.
Amari Cooper was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, finishing third behind Marcus Mariota and Melvin Gordon.
Amari Cooper won the Biletnikoff Award that season and was named a unanimous All-American.
Amari Cooper was considered one of the best wide receivers in the 2015 draft class, together with Kevin White.
Amari Cooper was initially assigned the jersey number 19, but following the release of fellow receiver James Jones, he switched to number 89.
On December 20,2015, Amari Cooper became the first rookie in franchise history to reach the 1,000-yard mark and the only receiver in the club to reach that same mark since Randy Moss, in 2005.
On December 22,2015, Amari Cooper was selected as an alternate for the Pro Bowl, alongside teammates Derek Carr and Latavius Murray; he replaced Brandon Marshall and played.
Amari Cooper was named to the NFL All-Rookie Team for 2015.
Amari Cooper put together a solid second season in the NFL.
Amari Cooper was named to his second consecutive Pro Bowl on December 20,2016.
Amari Cooper was ranked 53rd by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.
Amari Cooper's yardage was the most by any NFL player at that point in the 2017 season, the second-most in franchise history, and the first 200+ yard game in franchise history since 1965.
Amari Cooper was later revealed to have struggled throughout the latter half of the season with an ankle injury that hampered his play.
Amari Cooper finished the 2017 season recording career-lows with 48 receptions for 680 yards but did have a career-high seven touchdowns.
Two weeks later against the Seattle Seahawks in London, Amari Cooper suffered a concussion and was knocked unconscious.
On October 22,2018, Amari Cooper was traded to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Amari Cooper was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance.
Two weeks later against the Philadelphia Eagles, Amari Cooper had 10 catches for a career-high 217 yards and three touchdowns.
Amari Cooper's 217 receiving yards were the most by one player for a single game in the 2018 season.
On January 21,2019, Amari Cooper was added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster as an injury replacement for New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas.
In 15 games on the Raiders and Cowboys rosters during the 2018 season, Amari Cooper accumulated 75 receptions, 1,005 yards, and seven touchdown receptions.
Amari Cooper was ranked 64th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019.
Amari Cooper was named to his fourth career Pro Bowl for his performance in 2019.
Amari Cooper finished the 2019 season with 79 receptions for a career-high 1,189 yards and eight touchdowns in 16 games and starts.
Amari Cooper was ranked 49th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2020.
On March 17,2020, Amari Cooper signed a five-year contract extension with the Cowboys worth $100 million, which featured $60 million guaranteed, $40 million at signing, and a $20 million injury designation that becomes fully guaranteed in 2022.
The 2020 season saw Amari Cooper reach at least 100 receiving yards in four games.
Amari Cooper missed Weeks 11 and 12 after testing positive for COVID-19.
Amari Cooper finished the 2021 regular season with 68 receptions for 865 yards and a career-high eight touchdowns in 15 games and 14 starts.
On January 14,2022, Amari Cooper was fined $14,650 by the NFL after he attended a Dallas Mavericks game without wearing a face mask, a violation of COVID-19 protocols.
On March 16,2022, Amari Cooper was traded to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a fifth-round pick and a swap of sixth-round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Amari Cooper was first captivated by the game as an elementary school student in northwest Miami, and as a football player, he relates chess strategies to his play on the field.