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Darian Cooper
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Darian Cooper

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Elkridge, Md.

High School:
DeMatha Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 282

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
01/05/1993

04/17/2013

Brian Ferentz and Morgan Press Conference Transcript

Assistant coaches Brian Ferentz and Reese Morgan meet with the media

04/17/2013

Morgan Still Loves to Teach

UI defensive line coach enjoys the instruction portion of spring drills

01/10/2013

Final Football Notes For 2012

Hawkeyes played 6 games decided by 3 points or fewer

11/19/2012

Iowa Hosts Nebraska Friday in Kinnick Stadium

Hawkeyes host second annual Heroes Game with Cornhuskers

11/13/2012

Dangerous & Versatile

University of Iowa junior Jordan Cotton continues to develop, emerge

12/29/2013

Outback Bowl Practice No. 14

The Iowa Hawkeyes held their 14th Outback Bowl practice in Tampa

09/14/2013

Iowa at Iowa State

Iowa at Iowa State Jack Trice Stadium -- Ames, Iowa Photos by Jeff Becker

08/31/2013

Iowa vs Northern Illinois 08-31-13

Iowa hosts Northern Illinois in the season opener at Kinnick Stadium on Aug. 31, 2013.

04/03/2013

Spring Practice - April 3, 2013

Indoor Practice Facility Iowa City, Iowa

11/10/2012

Iowa vs. Purdue

Iowa vs. Purdue - AP Photo Gallery

2013 - - Saw action in all 13 games . . . recorded 18 tackles, including eight solo tackles and 10 assists . . . also had 1.5 tackles for loss and one QB sack . . . saw action in 30-27 opening loss to Northern Illinois, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 28-14 win over Missouri State, recording two assisted tackles as defense allowed just 197 yards total offense . . . saw action in 27-21 win at Iowa State as defense allowed just 59 net rushing yards . . . recorded one solo tackle at ISU, his first career QB sack to stop an ISU drive in the first half . . . saw action in 59-3 win over Western Michigan, recording two solo tackles and two assists as defense allowed just 209 yards total offense . . . saw action in 23-7 win at Minnesota, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 165 yards total offense and 30 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 26-14 loss to Michigan State, recording two assisted tackles, including a shared tackle for loss . . . saw action in 34-24 loss at Ohio State, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 17-210 OT win over Northwestern, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . saw action in 28-9 loss to Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 38-14 win at Purdue, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 53 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 24-21 win over Michigan, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 60 net rushing yards and 158 yards total offense . . . saw action in 38-17 win at Nebraska, recording two assisted tackles as defense allowed just 89 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 21-14 Outback Bowl loss to LSU, recording one solo tackle.

2012 - - Played in all 12 games, with two starts at defensive tackle . . . recorded 16 solo tackles and 18 assists, including 3.5 tackles for loss, two pass break-ups and one recovered fumble . . . started at defensive tackle in 18-17 win over Northern Illinois for first career action, recording one solo tackle, one assist and a pass break-up . . . saw action in 9-6 loss to Iowa State . . . recorded two solo stops and two assists vs. ISU, including a shared tackle for loss . . . saw action in 27-16 win over Northern Iowa, recording two solo tackles . . . saw action in 32-31 loss to Central Michigan, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 31-13 win over Minnesota as defense allowed just 299 yards total offense and collected four turnovers . . . collected two solo tackles and three assists vs. Minnesota, along with one QB pressure . . . saw action in 19-16 win at Michigan State, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 38-14 loss to Penn State, recording two solo tackles and three assists to match career-best of five tackles . . . saw action in 28-17 loss at Northwestern, recording two solo tackles and one assist, including one tackle for loss . . . saw action in 24-21 loss at Indiana, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 loss to Purdue . . . recorded one solo tackle and two assists vs. Purdue, including one tackle for loss . . . also had first fumble recovery of career, which led to first Iowa touchdown, and added one pass break-up . . . saw action in 42-17 loss at Michigan, recording three solo tackles . . . started at defensive tackle in 13-7 loss to Nebraska . . . matched career-best with five tackles vs. Nebraska, including one solo tackle for loss and four assists.

2011 Honors - - Team Leader Award, Defense. 2011 - - Redshirted.

High school honors - - Named all-metro and metro defensive MVP in Baltimore area as a senior . . . first team all-conference and all-state as a senior . . . second team all-state as a junior . . . earned third team all-conference honors as a center during junior season . . . named team defensive MVP as a senior . . . Career - - holds single game school record with five QB sacks . . . recorded 10 QB sacks, four forced fumbles and three pass break-ups as a senior . . . collected 12 QB sacks and two pass break-ups as a junior and had eight QB sacks as a sophomore . . . helped prep team post 20-4 record in his final two seasons and advance to state playoffs in each of three seasons. . . team captain as a senior . . . also competed in track, tossing shot put and discus.

Personal - - Born 1/5/93 . . . pre-business/communication studies major . . . mother is Catherine Cooper-Grogans . . . high school coach was Bill McGregor.

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