Player Bio

Marcus Cooper Sr.
CB #31
Height:
6-2
Weight:
197
Age:
27
College:
Rutgers
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
17
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 153 143 10 0.0 0 35 7 127 -- 60 1 1 1
2017 CHI 12 4 17 16 1 0.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 ARI 15 13 69 63 6 0.0 0 11 4 95 23.8 60 1 0 --
2015 KC 10 1 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 KC 13 4 21 21 0 0.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 KC 16 6 44 41 3 0.0 0 18 3 32 10.7 20 0 1 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 ATL L 17-23 4 4 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @TB L 7-29 6 6 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 PIT W 23-17 1 1 0 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @GB L 14-35 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 MIN L 17-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @BAL W 27-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 CAR W 17-3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @NO L 12-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 GB L 16-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 DET L 24-27 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @PHI L 3-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 SF L 14-15 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @CIN W 33-7 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Owns 130 tackles, 7 interceptions, 32 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery in 54 career games with 24 starts with the Chiefs (2013-15) and Cardinals (2016) … owns 17 tackles and 1 TFL in the postseason.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 7th round (252nd overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft … waived by the 49ers (8/31/13) … acquired from waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs (9/1/13) … traded to the Arizona Cardinals (9/2/16) … signed with Chicago Bears (3/11/17). SIGNED THROUGH 2019.

2016 SEASON: Appeared in 15 games with 13 starts, recording 69 tackles, 4 interceptions (1 returned for a touchdown), 11 pass breakups for the Arizona Cardinals ... 11 pass breakups led the team ... intercepted and returned a Jameis Winston pass for 60 yards for his first career touchdown (vs. TB 9/18/16). GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-13

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015: Appeared in 14 games with 13 starts for the Houston Texans, recording 61 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 1 interception, 6 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble and 1 TFL. 2014: Appeared in 16 games with 9 starts for the New York Giants, recording 54 tackles, 4 interceptions, 7 pass breeakups, 1 forced fumble and 1 TFL ... added 3 STT. 2013: Played in all 16 games with 6 starts for the Kansas City Chiefs, recording 32 tackles, 4 interceptions and 9 pass breakups.

COLLEGE: Totaled 17 interceptions (second in Rutgers school history) for 404 return yards (school record) ... returned three of those interceptions for touchdowns (tied for school record) ... set NCAA record by returning two kickoffs for 100 yards as a senior ... selected as 3rd-team All-American during senior season.

PERSONAL: Attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in San Antonio, Texas ... earned unanimous all-district 26 5A, All-Greater San Antonio and honrable mention all-state honors as a senior.
PRO CAREER: Owns 130 tackles, 7 interceptions, 32 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery in 54 career games with 24 starts with the Chiefs (2013-15) and Cardinals (2016) … owns 17 tackles and 1 TFL in the postseason.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 7th round (252nd overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft … waived by the 49ers (8/31/13) … acquired from waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs (9/1/13) … traded to the Arizona Cardinals (9/2/16) … signed with Chicago Bears (3/11/17). SIGNED THROUGH 2019.

2016 SEASON: Appeared in 15 games with 13 starts, recording 69 tackles, 4 interceptions (1 returned for a touchdown), 11 pass breakups for the Arizona Cardinals ... 11 pass breakups led the team ... intercepted and returned a Jameis Winston pass for 60 yards for his first career touchdown (vs. TB 9/18/16). GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-13

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015: Appeared in 14 games with 13 starts for the Houston Texans, recording 61 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 1 interception, 6 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble and 1 TFL. 2014: Appeared in 16 games with 9 starts for the New York Giants, recording 54 tackles, 4 interceptions, 7 pass breeakups, 1 forced fumble and 1 TFL ... added 3 STT. 2013: Played in all 16 games with 6 starts for the Kansas City Chiefs, recording 32 tackles, 4 interceptions and 9 pass breakups.

COLLEGE: Totaled 17 interceptions (second in Rutgers school history) for 404 return yards (school record) ... returned three of those interceptions for touchdowns (tied for school record) ... set NCAA record by returning two kickoffs for 100 yards as a senior ... selected as 3rd-team All-American during senior season.

PERSONAL: Attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in San Antonio, Texas ... earned unanimous all-district 26 5A, All-Greater San Antonio and honrable mention all-state honors as a senior.
 

Recent Articles

  • Bears have retooled corner position

    Posted Mar 28, 2017

    During a busy offseason that's seen the Bears sign 11 free agents from other teams, they've retooled their cornerback position by adding veterans Prince Amukamara and Marcus Cooper.

  • Cooper overwhelmed by Bears fans

    Posted Mar 14, 2017

    In a letter to Bears fans, recently-signed cornerback Marcus Cooper expressed gratitude for the warm reception he's received and excitement about playing for such a tradition-rich franchise.

  • Bears ink DB Cooper to 3-year deal

    Posted Mar 11, 2017

    The Bears continued to retool their secondary Saturday, signing free-agent cornerback Marcus Cooper to a three-year contract. Cooper registered four interceptions last season with the Cardinals.

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