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  Cooper Blackhurst
Cooper Blackhurst

Player Profile

Salt Lake City, UT

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 250



At Stanford: Fifth-year senior who has played outside linebacker, defensive end and fullback during his Cardinal career ... Three-year letter-winner ... Converted to fullback for the '02 season, where he ended up No. 2 on the depth chart ... Will compete for the starting assignment in 2003 ... Outstanding and experienced special teams player ... Arrived on The Farm in 1998 after being one of the most highly sought-after preps in the nation out of Brighton High School in Salt Lake City ... He was a redshirt freshman on The Farm in '98, then took the '99 season off to complete a Mormon Mission in Brisbane, Australia ... Returned to Stanford for the 2000 season.

The 2002 Season: Converted to fullback for the 2002 season ... Played a reserve role behind Casey Moore ... Earned his third varsity letter ... Also played on special teams ... Had one carry for eight yards (vs. San Jose State in game two) and two receptions for 23 yards ... Had a 22-yard catch/run vs. Washington State, which was a key play on the Cardinal's touchdown drive ... His other reception came against USC ... Earned honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 recognition.

The 2001 Season: Reserve defensive end and special teams player ... Earned his second varsity letter ... Named Second-Team Academic All-Pac-10 ... Accounted for one tackle.

The 2000 Season: Returned to Stanford for his redshirt freshman season on The Farm ... Played in eight games, all in a reserve role, at outside linebacker and on special teams ... Recorded one tackle ... Earned his first varsity letter.

The 1999 Season: Took the year off to complete his Mormon Mission in Brisbane, Australia

The 1998 Season: Redshirted the season as a true freshman.

In High School: Named a First-Team All-American as a tight end by PrepStar ... Very talented and athletic player who played tight end, linebacker, defensive end and fullback in high school ... PrepStar ranked him as the sixth best tight end prospect in the Big 12 Region ... SuperPrep named him to its All-Midlands Team ... A USA Today Honorable Mention All-American ... As a senior, he recorded 120 tackles, 14 sacks, and two forced fumbles as a defensive end at Brighton High School ... Named First-Team All-State and First-Team All-Region following his senior season ... Also chosen Academic All-State and Academic All-Region ... First-Team All-Region linebacker as a junior ... Member of the National Honor Society ... National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Utah Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 1997-98 ... Also played basketball and ran track in high school ... Tutored elementary and high school students.

Personal Information: Public Policy major.

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