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Sam Cooper
Player Profile:
Sam Cooper 824342
Position: TE
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 245
Year: Redshirt Graduate
Hometown: Brentwood, Tenn.
High School: The Ensworth School
Major: Management
Experience: 3 Letters

Saw limited action in 2013 due to a torn ACL suffered in the spring and was limited early in 2014 due to injury ... had 18 receptions for 163 yards and three touchdowns in 956 snaps over 48 games (11 starts) in his career.

2014: Permanent team co-captain ... had one reception for two yards in 204 snaps over nine games (five starts) ... suffered a broken fibula during pregame warmups against No. 12 Georgia on Aug. 30 and missed the first four games ... had one reception for two yards at Boston College on Oct. 18.

2013: Had six receptions for 50 yards and one touchdown in 384 snaps over 12 games (three starts) ... had an 11-yard receiving touchdown at NC State on Sept. 19 ... had two receptions for 16 yards against Boston College on Oct. 12 ... had a six-yard reception against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had a four-yard reception at No. 9 South Carolina on Nov. 30 ... suffered a torn ACL in the Spring Game.

2012: Had 10 receptions for 93 yards and two touchdowns in 314 snaps over 13 games (three starts) ... played 13 snaps against No. 25 Auburn at Atlanta, Ga. on Sept. 1; it was his first career start ... had a four-yard reception against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had a seven-yard reception at No. 4 Florida State on Sept. 22 ... had a 15-yard receiving touchdown at Boston College on Sept. 29; it was his first career touchdown ... had two receptions for 13 yards against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6 ... had a 12-yard receiving touchdown at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had two receptions for 30 yards at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had a seven-yard reception against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... had a five-yard reception against No. 7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31.

2011: Had one reception for 18 yards in 54 snaps over 14 games ... played six snaps against Troy on Sept. 3; it was his first career game ... had his first career reception (18 yards) at Maryland on Oct. 15.

2010: Redshirted ... ACC Academic Honor Roll member.

Before Clemson: First-team All-Southern selection by Orlando Sentinel ... No. 53 tight end in the nation by Scout.com ... All-Southeast Region pick by PrepStars ... No. 14 player in Tennessee by SuperPrep ... coached by Ricky Bowers at The Ensworth School ... recruited by Dan Brooks ... chose Clemson over Duke.

Personal: Graduated May 9, 2014 with a degree in management ... born May 31, 1991.

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