Fourth straight season at least 20 Hoosiers recognized
Kevin Wilson has awarded 23 players since his arrival
2014 (Junior): Started six times and appeared in all 12 games ... caught two passes for 25 yards ... key blocker for the program's all-time rushing attack (3,163 yards) ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2013: Sat out the 2013 season due to NCAA transfer rules ... two-time scout player of the week (Michigan State and Wisconsin).
2012 (Sophomore): Played at the University of Arizona ... appeared in 12 games as a backup tight end and on special teams ... recorded two solo tackles ... Pac-12 Second Team All-Academic.
2011 (Freshman): Played at the University of Arizona ... appeared in 12 games as a backup tight end and on special teams.
Prep/Personal: Defensive end for head coach Mark Schmid at The Woodlands High School ... PrepStar All-West Region ... District 14-5A second team honors ... Texas High School Football Top 25 defensive end ... Vype Magazine Houston Hot 100 ... Lone Star Gridiron Top 25 defensive lineman ... honorable mention all-district as a junior ... played outfield and first base for the Highlanders baseball team ... parents are Lela and Keith Cooper ... brother, Perry, is a senior linebacker at Murray State University ... grandfather, John Michels, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996 ... John was a three-time All-American guard at the University of Tennessee and played pro football for the Philadelphia Eagles and Winnipeg Blue Bombers before going on to coach the offensive line for the Minnesota Vikings from 1967-1993 ... born on Oct. 21, 1992, Michael Alan Cooper is a business management major.
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