18 Jonathon Cooper

Jonathan Cooper Ohio State
Nationality
usa United States
Position
DE
Height
6'3"
Weight
248
Birthday
1/8/1998
Hometown
Gahanna, OH
High School
Lincoln
Past Teams
Ohio State
Seasons
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Major: Consumer & Family Financial Services (2018-19), Undeclared (2017)

Weight: 257 (2018-19), 250 (2017), 248 (2016)

2019 Media Guide: Jonathon Cooper is a leader on this team, an academic stalwart and one of the top defensive ends on a defensive line full of talented players … a true senior, Cooper commands a presence on this team and is coming off a 13-start season in 2018 with 33 total games played as a Buckeye … expect his career statistics – 46 tackles; 10.5 tackles-for-loss and 5.5 quarterback sacks – to grow considerably in 2019 as he becomes next man up along a line that has produced four NFL Draft picks at the defensive end position that last two drafts, including the No. 2 overall pick in 2019 (Nick Bosa) … Cooper is coming off a season in 2018 in which he made 25 tackles and had 6.5 TFLs and earned honorable mention all-conference honors … he also recovered a fumble and had a blocked extra point attempt in the Tulane game

2018 Media Guide: Jonathon Cooper is a true junior who is talented enough to have played in 20 games at defensive end the past two seasons despite three older teammates who were all taken in the 2018 NFL Draft and a current teammate already being projected as one of the very first picks in the 2019 Draft, if he so chooses to go pro … Cooper had 15 tackles in 2017 and he contributed three tackles-for-loss, for minus-19 yards … had a personal-best two quarterback sacks vs. Illinois … named an OSU “champion” by coaches three times (vs. Rutgers, Nebraska and Illinois).

2017 Media Guide: Jonathon Cooper is a true sophomore who played last year as a true freshman in six games, including the College Football Playoff semifinals vs. Clemson and earned his first Varsity O
letter … he recorded six tackles on the year, including a high of two in the win over Nebraska … he also had his first quarterback sack in the win over Maryland … Cooper enrolled in classes at Ohio State in January 2016 … he is exploring majors.

2016 Media Guide: Jonathon Cooper enrolled in classes at Ohio State in January 2016 and participated in the team’s 2016 spring drills … he came to Ohio State rated as a 5-star prospect by 247Sports and considered one of the Top 50 players in the nation by that organization (No. 25 national ranking) and Scout (No. 35 overall) … Cooper was listed as one of the Top 5 defensive ends in this class, with 247Sports ranking him as the No. 2 weak-side end and with Rivals and Scout rating him the No. 5 defensive end.

High School: He was named to the All-USA Ohio football team and the state defensive player of the year by USA Today and was first-team Associated Press all-state as a senior … he helped Lincoln, coached by Bruce Ward, to a 7-4 season in 2015 and a berth in the Ohio state playoffs.

Personal: Is the son of Jessica and Jude Moorman.

 

Defense

SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2016Ohio State606241.051.050000000
2017Ohio State140151143.0192.0170100000
2018Ohio State13132514116.5222.590100010
2019Ohio State44551.061.0600000100
Total-371751322016.54711.5310200110