09 Nicholas Cooper
09 Nicholas Cooper
Birth Date: 04/09/1989
Height: 6-0
Weight: 245
Year: R-Senior
Hometown: Clinton, NC
High School: Clinton H.S.
Position: Running Back

2009: Sat out the 2009 season to focus on academics. 2008: Appeared in 10 of the Rams' 11 games with no starts...Missed only the Rams' victory over Howard on Oct. 4...Led the Rams in rushing yardage with 488 yards on 92 carries with four rushing touchdowns...Averaged 5.3 yards per carry and 48.8 yards rushing per game...Recorded a pair of 100-yard rushing performances as he recorded 144 yards versus Savannah State on Sept. 13 and recorded 111 yards versus Norfolk State on Nov. 22...Carried the ball one time at North Carolina A&T on Sept. 6 for one yard...Recorded a season-high and career-high 144 yards on 21 carries with two touchdowns versus Savannah State on Sept. 13...Carried the ball 16 times for 21 yards on Sept. 20 versus Morgan State...Recorded 12 yards on seven carries versus South Carolina State on Sept. 27...Carried the ball four times for eight yards on Oct. 9 at Florida A&M...Ran the ball nine times for 49 yards versus Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 24...Earned 66 yards on the ground with 11 carries at Hampton on Nov. 1...Totaled 15 yards and a touchdown on five carries at Delaware State on Nov. 8...Recorded 61 yards on seven carries at North Carolina Central on Nov. 15...Closed the season with 111 yards on 11 carries with a touchdown in WSSU's season-ending loss to Norfolk State.

2007: Sat out the 2007 season as a redshirt...Did not appear in, nor did he dress for, any of the Rams' games...Spent the season on the practice squad.

Personal: Cooper rejoins the Rams in 2009 for his second season as a member of the WSSU football team after a successful 2008 season...A native of Clinton, N.C. he is a 2007 graduate of Clinton High School...An imposing 6-0, 220-pound running back from Clinton High School, Cooper led his team to back-to-back state championship games including a state title in his junior season...Recognized as one of the best running backs in the state of North Carolina, he possesses the rare combination of both speed and power...Named his Conference's Player of the Year in both his junior and senior seasons...Rushed for over 270 yards versus Bunn High School in one of the many highlights of his senior season...The cousin of former Ram defensive lineman Jason Holman...Rushed for over 2,600 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior...Runs the 40 yard dash in 4.5 seconds and was ranked by Rivals.com...The Cape Fear Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006...An All-State selection in 2006...The son of Glenwood and Queen Cooper...A business administration major at WSSU...Born in Clinton, N.C. on April 9, 1989...Nicknamed "Coop".


Cooper's Career Statistics
2007Did Not Participate (Redshirt)