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    Ralph Cooper
    42 Ralph Cooper
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Winnsboro, S.C.

    High School:
    Fairfield Central

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 230

    Position:
    LB

    Experience:
    2-1

    12/06/2012

    Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

    Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees

    12/06/2012

    Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

    Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees

    12/06/2012

    Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

    Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees

    10/29/2012

    Game 9 Notes: Illinois at #6 Ohio State

    Illini Head to Columbus Looking for First Big Ten Win

    10/23/2012

    Game 8 Notes: Illinois vs. Indiana

    Illini Return to Memorial Stadium for the 102nd Homecoming Game

    08/11/2013

    Football Media & Fan Appreciation Day

    Photos from 2013 Illini football Media Day and Fan Appreciation Day at Memorial Stadium - Aug. 11, 2013.

    2012: Played in all 12 games, totaling 18 tackles and three TFLs on the season ... Matched a career-high six tackles and posted a half-TFL at Norhtwestern ... Recorded two tackles both at Michigan and against Louisiana Tech ... Tied for the team lead in tackles, registering a career-high six stops with two TFLs in victory over Charleston Southern ... Recorded one tackle at both Ohio State and Arizona State ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    2011: Played three games on the season in a reserve role, recording three tackles and a half-TFL on the season ... Had one solo tackle against Indiana ... Saw first action as an Illini in win over South Dakota State, recording two tackles and a half-TFL.

    High School: A three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Ranked as one of the Top 30 players in South Carolina ... Selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... Earned second-team All-State honors as a linebacker ... SuperPrep All-Mid Atlantic selection ... All-Atlantic Region selection by PrepStar ... Helped Griffins to 12-2 record in 2010, finishing as the Class 3-AAA Upper State runner-up ... Only two losses came to the state champions ... Totaled 154 tackles (14.0 avg) in 2010 ... Ranked as South Carolina's leading tackler in total tackles and fourth in sacks with 0.7 per game ... Had 120 tackles with six sacks and three interceptions as a junior in 2009 ... High school coach was Reggie Kennedy.

    Personal: Son of Ralph Cooper Sr., and Cathy Cooper ... Born on Feb. 6, 1993 ... Majoring in broadcast journalism ... Lists Ray Lewis as his favorite athlete because of his undying passion for the game ... Dedicated Beta Club member ... Chose Illinois over Georgia Tech ... Member of Illinois' Big Ten Network Student U production team.

    Career Highs
    Tackles: 6, twice (last at Northwestern, 11/24/12)
    Solo: 4 vs. Charleston Southern (9/15/12)
    TFLs: 2.0 vs. Charleston Southern (9/15/12)
    Sacks: -
    QB Hurries: -
    Fumbles Forced: -
    Fumbles Recovered: -
    PBUs: -
    Interceptions: -
    Interception Return Yards: -
    Touchdowns: -
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    (updated 7/22/13)

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