Jonathan Cooper as featured in the John T. Hoggard high school yearbook.
Jonathan Javell Cooper (1990- ) was born in Wilmington, NC and attended John T. Hoggard High School. He played guard at Hoggard and was ranked 8th in the state and 21st offensive guard in the country while there. He helped Hoggard win the state 4-A football championship his senior year, earning All-State honors and being voted Conference Offensive Lineman Player of the Year, as well as being a standout heavyweight wrestler. He attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and earned All-American honors as well as numerous other awards while playing football there. His jersey was retired his senior year in 2012. "Coop" graduated with a communications major, and was recently taken in the first round (7th pick) of the NFL 2013 Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.
Football; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Image permission donated to the New Hanover County Public Library by Diane Smith in 2013