Mackey Award Candidate
Quickly: A Mackey Award candidate and ranked as the 19th best tight end in the nation by The Sporting News.
2002 (Jr.): Earned the team's Golden Helmet award as the hardest hitter... Finished third on the team in receptions with 31 and receiving yards with 502... His four touchdown receptions were second on the team... Came on strong in the later half of the year... Had a total of nine receptions in the first seven games combined before catching 22 in the last four games combined... His 134 receiving yards on his career-best seven receptions against Troy State were the most by a tight end in USU history... Had consecutive 100-yard receiving games as he also had 105 yards on five catches against Middle Tennessee... His 31 receptions on the year were the most by an Aggie tight end since 1999.
2001 (So.): Started four games... Had three receptions for 21 yards and one touchdown on the year... His first career reception was a three-yard touchdown at LSU... Also added nine-yard catches against Wyoming and BYU... Added three tackles on special teams play.
2000 (Fr.): Was pressed into duty in his true freshman year and saw action at tight end, defensive end and special teams... Recorded 19 tackles on the year... Had four tackles for loss, including two sacks... Also forced one fumble and recovered another.
High School: Was an all-state selection as a senior, catching 46 passes for 625 yards at tight end... Recorded eight sacks as a defensive end... An outstanding high school wrestler, who went undefeated his senior season winning the state championship and earning All-America honors... Also played baseball. Personal: Born July 11, 1982 in Powell, Wyo... Major is art... Enjoys all sports, hunting and fishing... Son of Nancy Cooley... Has one brother... Wife's name is Angela.
Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD LG 2001 11/4 3 21 7.0 1 9 2002 11/8 31 502 16.2 4 60 Totals 22/12 34 523 11.6 5 60
Year G/GS UT AT Total TFL Sacks 2000 8/0 13 6 19 4-23 2-10 2001 8/0 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 2002 0/0 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 Totals 16/0 18 6 24 4-23 2-10
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