David Cooper - Spring Practice 3/11/14
2013 (Junior): Moved from middle linebacker to the strong-side and started all 12 games ... led team with 85 tackles, 52 solo, to go along with 2.5 sacks (15 yards), six tackles for loss (22 yards) and one fumble recovery ... tied for second on IU in TFLs and was third in sacks ... shared 13th in Big Ten with 7.1 stops per game ... posted his third and fourth career double-digit tackle games in win over Bowling Green (half-TFL) and against Minnesota (one TFL) ... matched career-high with 10 stops apiece ... reached eight tackles seven times ... collected a career-high two sacks and a team-high nine stops in victory over Purdue ... added nine tackles against both Navy and Illinois (one TFL) and tied a career-best with eight solos in win over Fighting Illini ... tallied eight stops apiece in victories over Indiana State and Penn State ... recovered first career fumble at Michigan ... IU defensive player of the week (Purdue) ... three-time game captain (Navy, Missouri and Illinois).
2012 (Sophomore): Started all 12 games at middle linebacker ... finished second on the team with 86 tackles, 50 solo, with three sacks (26 yards), nine tackles for loss (36 yards), one forced fumble and three pass breakups ... tied for 15th in the Big Ten with 7.2 stops per game ... nine TFLs ranked third on the team ... made eight-or-more tackles in seven games, including two with 10 ... posted a career-high 10 stops and eight solos with one sack and one PBU against Wisconsin ... netted 10 tackles with one sack and a career-best three stops for loss in win at Illinois ... collected eight tackles apiece in win at Massachusetts (half-TFL), at Northwestern (one TFL), against Michigan State (one TFL, one PBU), at Navy (one forced fumble) and at Penn State (one sack) ... enrolled in spring classes and participated in practice.
Junior College: Linebacker for head coach Darian Dulin at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College ... collected 102 tackles, two sacks, 13 tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries, one interception and one forced fumble in 2011 ... honorable mention Jayhawk Conference ... redshirted the 2010 season.
Prep/Personal: Linebacker for head coach Mark Crews at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Ga. ... earned first team All-Gwinnett County honors ... parents are David and Pamela Cooper ... born on Nov. 20, 1991, David Clarence Cooper is a general studies major.
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