The Throwback: Cooper's Mark

Dawg Post is going into the vault to dig up some stories you should go back and read.

Today's Dawg Post Throwback Story of the Day features Charles Odum's piece on Georgia running back Michael Cooper from 2003. Enjoy.

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ATHENS, Ga. - A 5-foot-11 Georgia running back who wears No. 5 and shows a good combination of power running and speed inevitably will be compared with Garrison Hearst.

When that Georgia running back shows up for an interview after a spring practice this week wearing a San Francisco 49ers shirt, the Hearst question becomes even more obvious.

"A lot of people tell me I look like Garrison,'' Michael Cooper said this week before adding that his T-shirt selection was "just a coincidence.''

Hearst rushed for more than 3,200 yards from 1990-92 and finished third in the 1992 Heisman Trophy voting before beginning his NFL career. Cooper, a SuperPrep and Prep Star High School All-American at Screven County High School, was one of the top names in Georgia's 2002 recruiting class.

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