Name: Ethan Cooper
Conference: PSAC (Division II)
Projected NFL Position: OG
Draft Class: 2017
Q & A with Ethan Cooper
What is your name, school, and position?
Ethan Cooper, IUP, Guard
What is your height and weight?
What do you consider your biggest asset on the field?
Athleticism,Quick Twitch, and Mentality
Why did you choose your current college to further your football career?
I fell in love with the program and the winning tradition that was built.
What is something about yourself, that most people don’t know?
I like to fish in the summertime with my dad, uncle and my brother.
What is one area of your game that you would like to improve, and what’s your plan to do so?
Sometimes, I overthink the game trying to be perfect in everything I do, and I plan on just relaxing and playing the game.
Who is the best player that you’ve played against so far in your career?
Kevin Clarke, IUP
Who is your favorite NFL player at your position and why?
Marshal Yanda, because he reminds me a lot of myself and his refusal to be beat.
What NFL team is your favorite and why?
Philadelphia Eagles and it was just the first team that caught my eye and I’ve been cheering for them ever since
Any parting words for your fans or friends?
I appreciate all the support that I’ve been receiving and I promise I won’t disappoint anybody.
2015 Don Hanson Football Gazette All-American (third team)
2015 Don Hanson Football Gazette All-Super Region One (first team)
2015 All-PSAC West (first team)
2014 All-PSAC West (second team)
General: Named a 2016 Preseason All-American by The Sporting News.
2015: Earned Don Hansen Football Gazette third team All-American honors as the best offensive lineman on a record-breaking IUP offense … Also earned first team All-Super Region One and All-PSAC West honors … Started all 12 games at left guard, running his streak to 25 straight dating back to his true freshman season … Helped the Crimson Hawks break the program single season record by averaging 293.6 rushing yards per game … That number easily led the PSAC and ranked fifth in Division II … IUP’s 40 rushing touchdown in 12 games ranked eighth in the country … Led way for pair of 1,000 rushers in quarterback Lenny Williams and running back Chris Temple … That pair ranked third and fourth, respectively, in the PSAC in rushing yards … IUP ran for at least 250 yards nine times in 12 games, including six games of 300-plus yards … The Crimson Hawks rushed for a season-high 388 yards against California, tied for sixth most in program history … Cooper helped IUP gives up just 11 sacks in 12 games, which ranked 13th in Division II.
2014: Named second team All-PSAC West honors on the offensive line…Became full-time starter, getting the nod at guard in all 11 games…One of only four offensive players to start all 11 games…Helped the Crimson Hawks lead the PSAC West with 162.5 rushing yards per game…Five times IUP ran for at least 195 yards in a game, including a season-high 235 against Clarion (11/1).
2013: Saw action in six games as a true freshman, starting three at guard…Saw his first collegiate playinig time against Cheyney (9/14)…Started three of last four games of season…Got first career start against Mercyhurst (10/26).
Cooper is a powerful blocker, and an absolute road grater in the running game. He has the size and length that you look for in a next level interior Lineman. He’s also very versatile on the Offensive Line and can play multiple positions. As a Senior, he made the kick out to Right Tackle from Guard and continued his dominating play. He was named First Team All-Conference. His future is bright and as long as he continues to work on his craft, he should absolutely start on Sundays. Tyrant Scouting gave Cooper a Draftable grade here.