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#7 Brandin Cooks
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 186
Year: Junior
Hometown: Stockton, Calif.
High School: Lincoln HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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Cooks Photos
Brandin Cooks Biography
Career stats Career stats
2013 Game-by-Game Statistics 2013 Game-by-Game Statistics
2012 Game-by-Game Statistics 2012 Game-by-Game Statistics
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics 2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/15/2013

OREGON STATE – 2014: Chosen in the 1st round of the NFL Draft (20th overall) by the New Orleans Saints … is the first OSU player taken in the first round since Steven Jackson was taken 24th overall by the St. Louis Rams in 2004. 2013: Brandin was one of the most explosive players in the nation … announced Jan. 2, 2014 he would forego his senior season to apply for the 2014 NFL Draft becoming the fourth Oregon State player to leave the program early for professional football … chosen as the Biletnikoff Award winner, presented annually to the nation’s outstanding receiver by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation (OSU’s Mike Hass won this award in 2005) … consensus All-American (must be a first team honoree by three of the following; the Sporting News, Associated Press, FWAA, Walter Camp Football Foundation and AFCA) earning from all but AFCA … ninth Oregon State player ever named to Walter Camp first team … first OSU player named to FWAA first team since 1968 (John Didion) … added first team All-American honors from Associated Press, FWAA, Walter Camp, Sporting News, SBNation, Bleacher Report, Athlon, ESPN.com, SI.com and CBSSports.com … Pac-12 Conference First Team … broke Pac-12 single season record with his 128 receptions in 2013 … set Pac-12 single season record with 1,730 receiving yards in 2013 … established OSU records for career receiving touchdowns with 24 and single season touchdown receptions with 16 … tied the OSU record for single game receptions (Mike Hass vs. Arizona State in 2004) with 14 at San Diego State … his 133.1 yards receiving per game led the NCAA as did his overall yards … he and quarterback Sean Mannion connected for 24 touchdown passes, a school record for the duo, including 16 in 2013 … semifinalist for the Maxwell Award … co-team captain … 28 career starts, 26 straight … explosive on special teams. 2012: Brandin backed up an outstanding true freshman season with a phenomenal sophomore campaign … announced as one of 10 semi-finalists for the Biletnikoff Award given to the top receiver in the nation … named as Pac-12 Conference honorable mention … combined with Markus Wheaton to be the first OSU receiving duo to exceed 1,000-yards since 2003 … his 1,151 receiving yards ranked seventh for a single season at OSU … 88.5 yards receiving per game ranked fifth in the Pac-12 … posted five 100-yard receiving games – four on the road – tying for fifth in OSU single season history … established a then career-high with nine catches at Arizona and matched it at Washington … 75-yard catch and run at UCLA was the Beavers’ longest since an 87-yard season-opening play to start the 2009 season … started all 12 games … injured ankle against Oregon and missed most of the Nicholls State game. 2011: Played in all 12 games, starting three … started the first game of the season in place of James Rodgers becoming the first true freshman to start a season opener at wide receiver since Roddy Tompkins against Montana in 1996 … one of 10 true freshmen to play in 2011, an Oregon State record … dazzled observers with his speed and highlight reel catches from the outset in fall camp … grabbed a season-high five passes at Utah … tied for the team-lead with three touchdown catches … scored in back-to-back games against BYU and vs. Washington State … added kick return responsibilities late in the season with an average of 22.4 yards per return.

LINCOLN: Earned Offensive Player of the Year in the Section, All-Area and team MVP two years each … as a senior, he had 66 receptions for 1,125 yards and 11 touchdowns, and ended up with 1,525 all purpose yards … as a junior, he made 46 receptions for 783 yards and 10 touchdowns, and on defense had three interceptions … 29 receptions for 600 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore … sprinter in track, participating in the Junior Olympics … also played basketball and for his high school career earned six varsity letters … Rivals listed him the 22nd best receiver in the nation … competed in the National Underclassmen Combine’s All World Gridiron Classic Dec. 31, 2010 in Orlando … Nike Combine wide receiver MVP at 2010 event at Stanford.

PERSONAL: Born September 25, 1993 in Stockton, California … nickname is “sonic boom” … son of Worth and Andrea Cooks … has three brothers, Worth Jr., Fred and Andre … his stepbrother, Maurice Washington, played football at Texas A&M-Kingsville and was in the Oakland Raiders’ training camp … chose OSU because “it is a great fit for me, I’m surrounded by respectful people and the great coaching staff” … has never missed a game at any level … studying human development and family sciences.

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