Career Honors

  • Greg Piers Award- Defense (2022)

As a Sophomore (2023)

  • Appeared in 10 games during his second season, an increase of six games
  • Finished the season with five tackles and two quarterback hurries
  • Put up a season-high two tackles in the season finale against No. 17 Notre Dame
  • Both of his quarterback hurries came against Arizona on Sept. 23

As a Freshman (2022)

  • Greg Piers Award- Defense
  • Stanford Scout Team Player of the Week- Defense (Week 1- Colgate)
  • Stanford Scout Team Player of the Week- Special Teams (Week 7- Notre Dame)
  • Appeared in four games
  • Finished the season with 12 tackles (6 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss, a sack, and a quarterback hurry
  • Made his first career appearance against ASU (Oct. 22) ... Finished with five tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack ... His 2.5 TFL in the game against ASU were the most by a Cardinal in a single game this season ... In his first two plays in a Stanford uniform, recorded back-to-back tackles 

Prior to Stanford

  • Ranked as a five-star recruit according to PrepStar, and a four-star recruit according to Rivals, 247Sports, ESPN and On3
  • Ranked No. 27 by ESPN, No. 52 by PrepStar, No. 64 by On3 and No. 185 by Rivals
  • Ranked No. 8 in Texas by ESPN, No. 10 by PrepStar, No. 14 by On3, No. 28 by Rivals and No. 44 by 247Sports
  • Ranked No. 5 at defensive end by ESPN, No. 9 on the defensive line by PrePstar, No. 10 at edge by On3, No. 17 at strong-side edge by Rivals and No. 38 on the defensive line by 247Sports
  • Under-Armour All-American
  • Unanimous Defensive Player of the Year
  • As a senior was named first team all-district
  • A two-time team captain
  • Three-year varsity starter
  • Made 175 tackles, 40 TFLs, 17 sacks and five pass breakups in his career
  • Also added six forced fumbles with two recoveries, scoring two touchdowns
  • Honor roll recipient


  • Son of Telecia and Ernest Cooper III
  • Siblings are Elijah Justin and Erin Jade
  • Interested in majoring in Biomedical Engineering
  • Enjoys playing video games, watching anime and editing videos
  • Born in New Haven, Conn.