Alex Cooper
Alex  Cooper


Bellaire, Texas

High School:
Second Baptist HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 305



• 2015 Phil Steele's AAC Second Team
• 2015 The American Athletic Conference's Second Team
• 2015 Athlon Sports Preseason AAC Third Team
• 2011-12 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

2015: Team captain, started all 14 games at three different positions (LT, RT, RG) throughout the season ... graded out to an 81 percent on the Houston O-Line Grade Sheet ... played 1,046 snaps on offense, allowing just one sack on the year ... averaged 4.8 knockdown blocks per contest ... helped lead a team that ranked 10th nationally in scoring offense (40.4 points per game), 13th nationally in rushing offense (235.8 yards per game) and 20th nationally in total offense (484.1 yards per game) ... made his 12th start in win over Navy ... helped offense to 218 rushing yards an three touchdowns vs. Midshipmen ... helped offense to four rushing touchdowns in comeback win over Memphis ... helped offense to 266 rushing yards and a score vs. Cincinnati ... helped team to two rushing scores in win over the Commodores ... at Tulane, led offensive line en route to four rushing TDs ... helped team to seven rushing touchdowns vs. Mustangs ... helped offense rush for 365 yards at Tulsa ... helped offense rush for 366 yards vs. Texas State ... helped the offense rush for 272 yards against Tennessee Tech.

2014: Started all 13 games during the 2014 season at right tackle ... helped the Houston offense gain 2,391 yards on the ground for 4.8 yards per rush and 28 rushing touchdowns in those 13 games ... helped the Cougar offense's comeback against Pittsburgh in the Armed Forces Bowl ... made just his second career start in the 2014 season opener vs. UTSA ... tallied one tackle in that game.

2013: Played in 12 games with one start as a tight end in the team's jumbo formation ... also a member of Houston's field goal team ... finished the year with 69 snaps on the offensive line.

2012: Moved to offensive lineman prior to the start of fall practice ... provided depth on the offensive line and was a member of the team's jumbo package against Tulsa and Tulane.

2011: Redshirted.

High School: Listed as a top-100 recruit in the Houston area ... played both ways tallying five catches for 54 yards and a touchdown on offense and racking of 13 sacks and two fumble recoveries on defense ... helped his team go 7-5, 5-2 in TAPPS 4-II ... only played two years of high school football ... also played basketball, earning 4-4A All-District honors ... high school coach was Mike Sneed ... chose Houston over Baylor, Kansas State, Rice and SMU.

Personal: Full given name is Alexander Winsett Cooper II ... born in Nassau, Bahamas ... son of Sheree and Winsett Cooper ... is the youngest of six children, with five sisters ... majoring in sociology.
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