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WSU Football BIO
Xavier Cooper
Player Profile:
Xavier Cooper 1265027
Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 299
Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.
High School: Wilson
Experience: 3 Letters

WSU CAREER: Earned three varsity letters…appeared in 36 games, starting final 34…recorded 121 total tackles…posted 31.5 career tackles-for-loss, eighth-most in school history…finished career with 13 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, one returned for a touchdown…named All-Pac-12 honorable mention as a redshirt-freshman.

RS-JUNIOR (2014): Named to Lott Trophy Watch List and College Football Performance Awards Defensive Lineman Trophy Watch List prior to the season…earned a varsity letter after starting all 12 games…made 37 tackles including team-high 9.5 tackles-for-loss, …second on team with five sacks…made four tackles in season-opener against Rutgers, recording 1.5 tackles-for-loss and shared a sack…made two tackles-for-loss including one sack against Portland State…made season-high five tackles with two for loss including 1.5 sacks against No. 2 Oregon, leading the Cougar defense that posted 11 tackles-for-loss and sacked Marcus Mariota seven times…matched a season-high with five tackles in the win at Utah…made a pair of tackles against California and at No. 25 Stanford…tallied three tackles against Arizona and two solo tackles against USC…recorded one sack in the road win over Oregon State…had four tackles including one sack at No. 13 Arizona State…made four tackles including one for loss in the Apple Cup…named WSU's Defensive Lineman of the Year...declared for NFL draft following the season.

RS-SOPHOMORE (2013): Earned a varsity letter after starting all 13 games…made 50 tackles and a team-best 5.0 sacks…led team with 13.5 tackles for loss, tied for ninth in the Pac-12…recovered two fumbles and forced two…scored one touchdown on a fumble return…voted a team captain prior to the Arizona State game…made one tackle-for-loss and recorded three quarterback hurries in season opener at Auburn…made one tackle in win at No. 25 USC…had five tackles including 3.5 for loss and 1.5 sacks in win over Idaho…made five tackles against No. 5 Stanford in Seattle…had three tackles in win at California…made four tackles including two for loss against Oregon State…against No. 2 Oregon, made a career-high eight tackles including 1.5 sacks, forced a fumble and also recovered one and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown…made seven tackles, two for loss including one sack against No. 25 Arizona State…recovered a fumble in win at Arizona…made six tackles including two for loss in win over Utah…had four tackles including half a sack and forced a fumble at Washington…made three tackles and assisted on a sack against Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl…presented WSU’s Tim Petek Award for strongest man.

RS-FRESHMAN (2012): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in 11 games, starting nine…named All-Pac-12 honorable mention…made 34 tackles, including 8.5 for loss, tied for third-most on team…recorded 3.0 sacks and forced one fumble…made one tackle-for-loss in collegiate debut against Eastern Washington…in first career start, made career-high seven tackles, five solo, including 3.0 tackles-for-loss and first career sack against Colorado…recorded two tackles, both for loss, against No. 2 Oregon in Seattle…made four tackles at No. 14 Oregon State…made six tackles including one sack and forced a fumble at Utah…made two tackles, assisted on a tackle-for-loss against No. 17 UCLA…made six tackles including one sack at Arizona State…presented WSU’s Tim Petek Award for strongest man.

FRESHMAN (2011): Enrolled in Jan., 2011 for spring semester and participated in spring drills...redshirted…earned WSU Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week honors against Stanford.

Earned three varsity letters in football for coach Don Clegg…also letter three times in basketball…as a SOPHOMORE was the starting tight end on a team that went 5-5…JUNIOR year recorded 55 tackles and 13 sacks as starting defensive end…team posted a 6-5 record…earned all-city first team honors and honorable mention all-league…averaged 13 rebounds as a member of the basketball team…SENIOR season posted 85 tackles, including 11 sacks…team registered a 7-4 record and reached postseason…garnered All-Narrows League First Team honors as well as being an all-city first team selection…Seattle Times White Chip selection.

Criminal justice major.


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