Parents are Sam and Colette Cooper ... one of five children (all boys) ... brother of former BYU receiver Jason Cooper ... served a Church mission to Osorno, Chile ... a National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame scholar athlete ... married to Diana Geisler of Hooper, Utah ... the couple has two children, including a son (Wyatt) and a daughter (Brielle) ... recruited by Utah, Utah State, Navy, Stanford, Arizona State, Harvard, Yale and UNLV.
Named honorable mention Gatorade Utah Player of the Year ... an all-state and all-region selection ... named to the Salt Lake Tribune 4A All-State team ... recorded 66 receptions for 1,282 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior ... tallied 1,675 all-purpose yards ... also registered five interceptions as a defensive back ... grabbed four touchdown passes against Taylorsville High School as a senior, ranking as the best single-game performance in the state during the 1998 season ... helped pace Bonneville's Lakers to a 4A championship appearance ... regarded as one of the top-five recruits in the state of Utah ... won the state 4A 100-meter title as a junior and senior at Bonneville High School ... ranked as the state's No. 2 sprinter ... a member of the National Honor Society and a four-year honor roll student at Bonneville High School.
2002 | Redshirt Year
Redshirted after returning from a Church mission in Chile.
2003 | Freshman Year
An Academic All-Mountain West Conference selection ... earned letterman honors as a redshirt freshman ... saw action in 11 games, both at receiver and on special teams ... credited with four receptions for 38 yards, including a season-high 12-yard reception against Wyoming ... returned 18 kickoffs, averaging 24.2 yards per return ... recorded a season-high 154 yards on four returns in the Cougars' 44-36 win over San Diego State ... posted a season-best 49-yard return against the Aztecs ... named Special Teams player of the game against Stanford and SDSU ... named Receiver of the game against Utah ... participated in spring drills ... credited with seven receptions for 74 yards in three scrimmages, including a 56-yard, one-touchdown performance in the second scrimmage of the season.
2004 | Sophomore Year
Earned Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors ... earned letterman honors as a sophomore ... saw action in 10 games during the season ... credited with six tackles ... recorded five kick returns for 61 yards ... credited with a season-high 23-yard kickoff return at Boise State.
2005 | Junior Year
Earned letterman honors as a junior ... named Academic All-MWC ... played 11 out of 12 games ... had one reception for 12 yards against UNLV ... recorded six kick returns for a total of 75 yards on the season ... averaged 12.5 yards per kick return ... longest kick return was 20 yards against San Diego State ... returned two kicks for 38 yards against San Diego State ... participated in spring drills ... had one reception for 16 yards in the annual Blue-White game.