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#6 Deontae Cooper
Position: Tailback
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 199
Year: Senior
Hometown: Perris, Calif.
High School: Citrus Hill
Experience: 1 Letter

2012: Suffered an injury to his right knee (different knee than prior injuries) early in fall camp and missed the season.

2011: Sat out the 2011 season due to a knee injury.

2010: Enrolled at the UW at the start of the winter, 2010, quarter, having graduated early from high school ... injured knee during fall camp (2010), had surgery and redshirted the 2010 season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Finished high school career with 7,450 rushing yards and 107 touchdowns ... 7,450 yards were second in Inland Empire history, behind only Toby Gerhart, the 2009 Heisman Trophy runner-up ... rushed for 2,863 yards and 34 touchdowns on 316 carries as a senior at Citrus Hill ... named the offensive MVP of the Mountain Pass League in 2009 ... earned Inland Empire all-area ... named first-team all-state Division II by maxpreps.com ... helped lead Citrus Hill to a 38-1 record over his final three seasons (he also played as a freshman), including an area-record 38-game win streak that was broken in the Hawks' final game of 2009 ... in a 49-36 win over San Jacinto in 2009, carried the ball 53 times for 388 yards and four touchdowns, winning the league title that night ... rushed for 200 or more yards in eight of 11 games as a senior ... ran for 412 yards and four scores on 59 carries in a win over Great Oak ... rushed for 236 yards and four TDs on only nine carries against rival Perris ... carried 44 times for 342 yards and three scores against Heritage ... finished his career having scored a TD in 31 straight games ... as a junior, rushed for 2,948 yards on 275 carries (10.6-yards per carry), with 42 touchdowns to lead the state in rushing yards ... ran for 1,212 and 18 TDs on 102 rushes (11.8 yards per carry) as a sophomore ... helped team to 14-0 records and section championships as both a junior and sophomore ... as a junior, rushed for over 100 yards in all 14 games and for over 200 yards in eight games ... ran for 372 yards and four TDs in a win over Palm Desert as a junior ... also broke the 300-yard mark with 301 yards and four scores vs. Rim of the World ... scored at least two touchdowns in every game of his junior year, with a high of six TDs against Beaumont ... also played defensive back for the Hawks ... named a PrepStar All-American ... listed on the calhisports.com all-state first team ... rated the No. 28 prospect in the state by the Contra Costa Times "Cream of the Crop" ... listed in the Tacoma News-Tribune's Western 100 ... received votes in the Long Beach Press-Telegram's "Best in the West" poll ... ranked as the No. 10 running back in the nation, the No. 29 player (any position) in the state of California and the No. 154 player in the nation by rivals.com ... rated the nation's No. 19 running back and the No. 27 prospect in California by scout.com ... rated the No. 189 overall prospect in the nation (all positions) by scout.com ... father played football at San Jose State ... twin brother, Deontrae, plays wide receiver at Colorado State-Pueblo.

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