Wide receiver Amari Cooper had eight catches for 88 yards and a touchdown in the winning effort, which took him past the 3,000 mark for career receiving yards, making him the first Alabama receiver to break past that plateau.
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OUTLOOK: An impressive athlete who developed a role at wide receiver as a redshirt freshman in 2014 in one of the deepest receiving corps in the nation ... could be a prime target in 2015.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2014): Was one of the first wide receivers off the bench for the Crimson Tide ... played in 13 games with two starts ... recorded 12 receptions for 149 yards ... seven of his 12 catches went for first downs ... also had two tackles on special teams ... earned Offensive Player of the Week honors from the Alabama coaching staff following the Western Carolina game. FAU: Recorded three catches for 63 yards with a long of 40 ... notched his first career tackle. Florida: Made one solo tackle on special teams. Texas A&M: Caught his fourth pass of the season for eight yards. LSU: Caught one pass for two yards. Mississippi State: Made his first career start against the Bulldogs, catching two passes for 25 yards with a long of 17 yards. Western Carolina: Caught a season-best five passes for 51 yards with three converting first downs.
FRESHMAN (2013): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the top football players in the state of Alabama as a junior and senior ... a consensus four-star athlete ... ranked the No. 3 athlete nationally by Rivals.com and No. 66 in the Rivals100 while being listed as the No. 4 player in Alabama ... No. 67 in the Top247, the No. 3 athlete nationally and the No. 5 player in the state by 247Sports.com ... No. 86 nationally in the 247Composite, No. 3 athlete and No. 5 in Alabama ... ESPN rated him the No. 18 athlete and 181st in the ESPN 300 ... Scout.com listed him as the No. 10 wide receiver and 94th-best prospect in the nation ... No. 59 in Tom Lemming's MaxPreps Top 100 and the No. 1 athlete ... a five-star prospect by PrepStar, which ranked him the No. 49 player in the nation and No. 3 athlete ... first team small school All-American as an all-purpose player by MaxPreps and a second team selection on the overall All-America team at defensive back ... Birmingham News Player of the Year ... a 2A All-State selection and Back of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association in 2012, after scoring 52 total touchdowns on receptions, runs and returns in 2012 ... had 1,923 yards rushing in 2012 after totaling 2,188 on the ground in 2011 ... had 55 tackles with two interceptions in 2012 ... earned 2011 ASWA first team 2A All-State honors ... finished his career at Fultondale High School with 138 total touchdowns ... coached by Keith Register at Fultondale ... chose Alabama over Auburn, Clemson, Florida State and Utah.