2011-12 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
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.
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.
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 ... Has 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.
Full given name is Alexander Winsett Cooper II ... Born Dec. 18, 1991 in Nassau, Bahamas ... Son of Sheree and Winsett Cooper ... Is the youngest of six children, with five sisters ... majoring in sociology.