Heisman Candidate Cooper Continues Legacy

Amari Cooper talks to reporters after another record-setting day in Tuscaloosa.

Alabama (9-1, 6-1, #5) wide receiver Amari Cooper continued to add to his Crimson Tide legacy on Saturday afternoon at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. He is the first player in school history to surpass the 3,000 career reception yardage mark. The spectacular Heisman Trophy candidate tallied eight receptions for 88 yards in the 25-20 win over Mississippi State (9-1, 5-1, #1) today. Cooper had 2,951 career reception yards prior to the game today and finished with 3,039.

He also tied his school single season mark for touchdown receptions of 11 set as a freshman in 2012 with a second quarter four-yard pass from Blake Sims. The junior wide receiver made a crowd pleasing 50-yard leaping grab between two Bulldog defensive backs at the one-yard line to set up running back Derrick Henry’s touchdown on the next play. Listen and watch Amari Cooper speak of the win, his assessment of the offense, quarterback and the Heisman moment catch. He even analyzes the defensive effort put forth by his teammates and more.

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