UAlbany Football BIO
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Colin Cooper
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Colin Cooper 1445837
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 240
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Geneva, N.Y.
High School: Geneva
Other College: Monmouth

2015: Played in five games with four starts before ending his season due to injury … Totaled 30 tackles, including 15 solo … Recorded a season-high 11 tackles (five solo) with a sack for a loss of four yards at Buffalo (Sept. 5) … Logged a season-best two sacks for a loss of 12 yards in win over Rhode Island (Sept. 12) … Had nine tackles and an interception at James Madison (Sept. 19).

2014: Played in 11 games … Totaled 16 tackles, including 10 solo … Recorded three tackles (two solo), including one for a loss of four yards vs. Delaware (Nov. 8) … Also had three tackles (one solo) in the season-opening win vs. Holy Cross (Aug. 30) … Forced a fumble vs. New Hampshire (Nov. 1) and Stony Brook (Nov. 22).

2013: Transferred to UAlbany.

2012: Played in 10 games for Monmouth … Made 34 tackles, including nine unassisted … Made 2.5 tackles for a loss of seven yards … Also forced a fumble.

2011: Started all 11 games at outside linebacker as a true freshman... Finished with 33 tackles, 18 of which were unassisted... Recorded his first career interception in a win over Bryant (10/15)... Registered a career-high seven tackles, including four unassisted stops against Colgate (10/8)... Also had seven tackles in MU’s win over Sacred Heart (10/22).

HIGH SCHOOL: Played linebacker and tight end under coaches Mike Pane and Dave Whitcomb at Geneva High School... Earned First Team All-State at linebacker... Named Finger Lakes Player of the Year... Earned First Team All-Finger Lakes East at tight end and inside linebacker as a senior... Canandaigua Post All-Star... Finished his career with 230 tackles, 13 sacks and three interceptions... Returned two interceptions for touchdowns... Made 90 receptions for 953 yards and 17 touchdowns as a tight end... Named first team all-league at linebacker as a junior and tight end as a sophomore... Rated as a two-star recruit from Rivals.com.

PERSONAL: Sociology major ... Son of Susan and the late Michael Cooper.

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