100 Players in 100 Days – Day 44 – Jake Cooper, Archbishop Wood

Written by: on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

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Player Name: Jake Cooper, Archbishop Wood

Height: 6-3

Weight: 227

40-Yard Dash: 4.5

Class of: 2015

GPA: 4.0

Position(s): MLB/TE

Jersey Number: 6

Years with Varsity: 4

Other Sports: Wrestling

Starting experience: He has played at linebacker and tight end since his freshman year.

2013 Stats: On offense he caught seven passes for 67 yards and four touchdowns. On defense he had 152 tackles, six sacks, two interceptions and one interception return for a score.

Honors: 1st Team Class 3A All-State at LB; 1st Team Daily News All-City at LB and 1st Team All-Catholic Class 3A AT LB

 

Coaches Q&A with Steve Devlin:

Q. What kind of leader is he?

A. He was the first captain I had as a junior. He leads by example.

 

Q. What are his strengths at tight end?

A. He has good hands and had a bunch of touchdowns for us last year. He’s a big strong kid and is a very good blocker at the point of attack.

He’s athletic and can run.

 

Q. What are his strengths at linebacker?

A. He’s intelligent, a tough kid and is very athletic to use inside the box. He can cover and rush the passer. We can do a lot of different things with him because he’s so athletic.

He’s our quarterback on defense and makes the calls. He’s physical and a good tackler.

 

Schools of Interest: Committed to Penn State

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