Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Eagles sign WR Cooper

The Philadelphia Eagles today announced they have agreed to terms with WR Riley Cooper on a four-year contract.

A fifth round draft choice of the Eagles in 2010, Cooper (6-3, 222) played in 51 career games (28 starts) at Florida, totaling 81 receptions for 1,496 yards and 18 touchdowns. A second-team All-SEC honoree in 2009, Cooper started in all 14 games and led the team in receiving yards (961) and touchdowns (9), while ranking second in receptions (51). He capped off his senior campaign finishing second in the SEC in yards per catch average (18.8).

A two-sport standout at Florida, Cooper was drafted on two separate occasions into Major League Baseball prior to his jump into the NFL (2009 – 25th round, Texas Rangers; 2006 – 15th round, Philadelphia Phillies). A native of Oklahoma City, OK, Cooper earned first-team all-state honors twice in football while at Central Catholic (FL) HS.

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