Cooper Douglas Kupp is an American football wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. He played college football at Eastern Washington and received All-America honors. Kupp was drafted by the Rams in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
About Cooper Kupp in brief
Cooper Douglas Kupp is an American football wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. He played college football at Eastern Washington and received All-America honors. Kupp was drafted by the Rams in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He was born in Yakima, Washington and graduated from Davis High School in 2012 where he was a two-sport athlete in football and basketball. He led Davis to a 23-2 record and won the State 4A Tournament championship during his senior year for the Pirates. He is the second Eastern Washington player to win the Walter Payton Award, after Brandon Kaufman, who won the 2012 award. In the 2015 season, Kupp finished the season with 114 catches for 1,642 yards and 19 touchdown in 11 games. At the end of his college career, he finished with 428 receptions and 6,464 receiving yards, both the most in FCS history. He also had 11 rushes for 122 yards and two touchdowns as he helped Davis come one game away from a berth in the Washington state 4A Playoffs. Kuppet was a unanimous first-team All-Columbia Basin Big Nine League wide receiver and defensive back at Davis. He finished his senior season with 60 receptions for 1,.059 yards and 18 touchdowns, and scored 22 total touchdowns to set a school record. He earned first team 4A All-State honors as a defensive back and honorable mention accolades as a wide receiver from the Associated Press, as selected by sportswriters and broadcasters.
On November 30, 2015, he announced that he would return for his final collegiate season after speculation that he was considering entering the 2016 NFL draft. On December 16, 2013, he was named the recipient of the 2013 Jerry Rice Award, given to the top freshman player in the FCS. On January 9, 2014, K Pupp was honored by the College Football Performance Awards with the 2013 FCS Wide Receiver Award. K Pupp is the first Eastern Washington players and first player from the Big Sky Conference to receive the award. He was named a First-Team All-American by the AFCA, AP, and TSN for the second consecutive season. In addition, he won, becoming the only the second wide receiver to win, after Brian Finneran of Villanova in 1997, after winning the award, after the win over Villanova’s Terrell Hudgins. He has set national freshman records for receiving yards, total touchdown catches, consecutive games with a touchdown catch, and receptions. Kupp broke the BigSky single-season record for catches with 114, a total that ranks ninth most all-time in F CS single- season history. In his final college season he finished his final season with 117 receptions and 17 touchdowns and 17,700 yards and 17 passing yards. He won the first team All-Big Sky Conference for the third-straight year and was also named the league’s Offensive Most Valuable Player.