80 Cooper Kupp
80 Cooper Kupp
Height: 6-2
Weight: 180
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Yakima, Wash.
High School: Davis HS '12
Position: WR
Experience: HS

HS: Graduated from Davis HS in 2012. A two-way All-State selection, he earned first team 4A All-State honors as a defensive back and honorable mention accolades as a wide receiver from Associated Press as selected by sportswriters and broadcasters. Named by the Seattle Times as a "White Chip" selection as one of the top 100 prospects in the state of Washington. Also selected among “others to watch” on Ron Siegel’s pre-season All-State team (seniors only). Was a unanimous first team All-Columbia Basin Big Nine League wide receiver and defensive back at Davis. He finished his senior season with 60 receptions for 1,059 yards (17.7 per catch) and 18 touchdowns, and scored 22 total touchdowns to set a school record. He also had 11 rushes for 122 yards and two touchdowns as he helped Davis come one game away from a berth in the State 4A Playoffs. Davis finished 6-4 for the second straight year, giving the program back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 1968-69. Kupp’s career came to an end in a 68-22 playoff loss to Mead, as Kupp finished with six catches for 87 yards. But he also filled in at quarterback because of an injury to Davis’ starter, and was 5-of-10 for 76 yards. A three-year starter, Kupp had 31 catches for 811 yards (26.2 per catch) and seven touchdowns as a junior to earn first team All-CBBN honors. With 19 catches for 230 yards as a sophomore, he finished his career with 110 catches for 2,100 yards. Also a three-year letter winner in basketball, the Pirates finished 23-2 and won the State 4A Tournament championship with a 48-42 title game victory over Central Valley. Kupp scored seven points and had five rebounds in that game, and four points, three rebounds and a pair of steals in a come-from-behind 52-46 win over Bellarmine Prep in the semifinals. In the quarterfinals, a 79-45 romp over Bothell, Kupp scored 19 points with four rebounds and five assists. The Pirates held their opponents to less than 50 points in all six of their postseason games. One of the team’s two losses came against Kamiakin and Kupp’s new Eastern teammate Joe Hunt. Kupp was a 4.0 honors student at Davis.

Personal: Born 6/15/93 in Yakima, Wash. Intends on majoring in exercise science at EWU. His parents are Craig and Karin Kupp, who were both inducted into the Pacific Lutheran University Hall of Fame in 2003. Karin (formerly Karin Gilmer) was a soccer player and Craig played football. Craig, who graduated from Selah (Wash.) High School, was a fifth-round draft pick by the New York Giants in 1990 and played in 1991 for the Phoenix Cardinals and the Dallas Cowboys. Cooper’s great-uncle, Jeff Kupp, lettered as an offensive lineman at Eastern from 1982-84 during EWU’s transition from NAIA to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (then known as I-AA). Cooper’s grandfather, Jake Kupp, was an offensive lineman for the University of Washington and was drafted in the ninth round of the 1964 NFL draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He played from 1964-75 as a guard with Dallas, the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints. Named to the NFL All-Rookie team, he later was a five-time captain for the Saints. He was named to the franchise’s 25-year All-Time Team and was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 1991, the same year that Craig played in the NFL.

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