Cooper Kupp is an American football wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL. He won the Walter Payton Award as a junior in his college at Eastern Washington. He got selected by the Rams in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Kupp was born on June 15, 1993, in Yakima, Washington. He is the grandson of Jake Kupp, who is an NFL offensive lineman. His father, Craig Kupp is a former NFL quarterback. His family is one of the five families in NFL history to have three generations selected in the NFL draft.
Kupp attended Eastern Washington University and played for Eastern Washington Eagles football team in 2012. He was coached by Beau Baldwin at the university.
He graduated from Davis High School in Yakima in 2012. He played football and basketball for the Pirates athletic teams. He earned his first team 4A All-State honour as a defensive back. Cooper was named by the Seattle Times as a “White Chip” selection as one of the top prospects in the state of Washington.
Cooper had a breakout season in 2021. He became the fourth NFL player to lead the league in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. He received the Offensive Player of the Year Award in the same season. He also received the MVP of the Super Bowl LVI. Kupp happens to be one of the two players to accomplish that in a career. The 2021 season is the greatest season for Cooper Kuppa in NFL history.
In the first three games of the season, he totalled 25 receptions for 367 yards and five touchdowns in victories for the Rams. In weeks 6 and 7 Kupp had nine receptions for 130 yards and ten receptions for 156 yards with touchdowns in both games against the New York Giants and Detroit Lions. He ended the season with a six-game stretch from week 13 to 18, averaging 118.3 yards per game and six total touchdowns.