25 Facts About Brandin Cooks

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Brandin Cooks played college football at Oregon State, where he received consensus All-American honors, and was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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2.

Brandin Cooks was born in Stockton, California to Worth Brandin Cooks Sr.

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3.

Brandin Cooks attended Lincoln High School in Stockton, where he played high school football for the Trojans.

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4.

Brandin Cooks originally committed to play college football at the UCLA but changed to Oregon State University.

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5.

Brandin Cooks played at Oregon State from 2011 to 2013 under head coach Mike Riley.

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6.

Brandin Cooks played in all 12 games with three starts and recorded 31 receptions for 391 yards and three touchdowns.

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7.

Brandin Cooks's 232 receiving yards were the second-most in a game in school history, behind Mike Hass's 293 against Boise State in 2004.

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8.

Brandin Cooks was held to under 100 yards only four times and exceeded 200 yards in a game twice.

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9.

Brandin Cooks was the second Oregon State player to win the Biletnikoff Award, the first being Mike Hass in 2005.

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10.

Brandin Cooks finished his collegiate career among the best in school history by being second in receptions, third in receiving yards, and first in receiving touchdowns.

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11.

Brandin Cooks earned a second-place finish in the 60-meter dash at the 2012 UW Invitational, clocking a personal-best time of 6.

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12.

Brandin Cooks was selected by the New Orleans Saints as the 20th overall pick of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft; the Saints traded up from the 27th spot, giving their first and third-round picks to the Arizona Cardinals in return for Arizona's first-round pick, in order to get Brandin Cooks.

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13.

Brandin Cooks was the highest drafted player out of Oregon State since Ken Carpenter went 13th overall in the first round of the 1950 NFL Draft.

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14.

Brandin Cooks finished his rookie season with 53 receptions for 550 yards and three touchdowns to go along with seven carries for 73 yards and a touchdown in 10 games and seven starts.

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15.

Brandin Cooks began the 2015 season as the number-one wide receiver for the Saints.

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16.

In Weeks 15 and 16 combined, Brandin Cooks had 15 catches for 247 yards and two touchdowns against the Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars.

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17.

Brandin Cooks caught a 98-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to set the Saints' franchise record for the longest play from scrimmage.

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18.

Brandin Cooks finished second to Gronkowski in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns on the season.

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19.

In one of the highest-scoring back-and-forth games in NFL history, Brandin Cooks helped convert a key first down on a 22-yard reception on the drive that put the Rams up for good.

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20.

Brandin Cooks rushed 10 times for 68 yards and a rushing touchdown.

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21.

Brandin Cooks had three chances at scoring pivotal receiving touchdowns in the game.

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22.

The last occurred on the next play when Goff threw a pressured pass to Brandin Cooks that ended up being under thrown and picked off by Stephon Gilmore.

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23.

Brandin Cooks finished the 2019 season with 42 receptions for 583 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games and starts, all his lowest totals since his rookie season in 2014.

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24.

Brandin Cooks entered the season as a starting wide receiver for the Texans.

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25.

Brandin Cooks followed big plays in the 2016 season with a bow-and-arrow motion, referencing a Bible verse in which a boy named Ishmael used his archery skills to survive in the desert after he nearly died there without water.

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