Cooper Rush (born 21 November 1993) is an American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Central Michigan University. As a senior in 2016, he was named MAC Offensive Player of the Year and was selected as a first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA).
Cooper Rush Early years :
Rush was born in Lansing, Michigan, the son of Matthew Rush and Frances Rush. He attended Lansing Catholic Central High School, playing football and baseball. In football, he was a three-year starter at quarterback and led his team to a state championship as a senior in 2011.
He was named first-team all-state and was the Gatorade Player of the Year in Michigan. He was a four-year starter at catcher in baseball and helped his team won a state championship as a junior in 2010.
Cooper Rush Family:
Cooper is the son of Todd and Julie Rush. He has two younger sisters, Kennedy and Chandler. His father played football at Alma College, while his grandfather, Tom, played at Michigan State. His uncle, Mike Rush, also played football at Michigan State.
Cooper Rush Education:
Cooper graduated from Lansing Catholic Central High School in 2012. He then attended Central Michigan University, where he played football for the Chippewas from 2013 to 2016. He majored in finance.
Cooper Rush Personal Life :
Laurynn Rush, Cooper’s high school love, and Cooper are now married. This beautiful pair has a son and a daughter named Cooper and a daughter named Brooklyn.
Cooper Rush Astrology Sign :
Cooper’s astrology sign is Capricorn. Those born under this sign are frequently perceived as hardworking and ambitious. They are often driven to succeed and usually good at planning and organizing. Capricorns can sometimes be seen as too serious or cold, but they usually have a good sense of humor. People with this sign are often loyal and reliable friends.
Cooper Rush Physical stats :
Cooper is 6’3″ and weighs 225 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.
Cooper Rush Career:
Cooper began his college career as a backup quarterback. He became the starter in his junior year and had a breakout season, throwing for 3,837 yards and 27 touchdowns. He was named MAC Offensive Player of the Year and was selected as a first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). He also established a season-long school record for throwing yards.
Having not been selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, Cooper signed with the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent. He was primarily on the during his debut season practice squad but was promoted to the active roster in December. He made his NFL debut in Week 17 against the Philadelphia Eagles and completed 2 of 4 passes for 37 yards.
In 2018, Cooper competed for the backup quarterback job behind starter Dak Prescott. He appeared in two games, completing 7 of 9 passes for 85 yards and one touchdown.
In 2019, Cooper competed for the backup quarterback job but lost to Mike White. He sat out each of the 16 regular-season contests.
In 2020, Cooper was signed by the New York Jets to their practice squad, and he was released on November 10, 2020. On November 17, 2020, Cooper was signed to the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad.
Cooper Rush raises Dallas Cowboys to win without Dak Prescott
Despite dropping their season opener, the Dallas Cowboys had a chance to win in the dying second thanks to backup quarterback Cooper Rush.
Rush came into the game with the Cowboys trailing by three points and led them on a touchdown drive; his final play was a one-yard run with 42 seconds left. The Cowboys then converted a two-point conversion to take a one-point lead.
The Cowboy’s defense gave Rush the win in his first game action since 2017.
In his fourth NFL season, Rush completed 7 of 9 passes for 85 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 19 yards on three carries.
With starter Dak Prescott out for the season with a broken ankle, Rush will, Over the remainder of the season, be the quarterback for the Cowboys’ 2020 season.
Cooper Rush Awards and Nominations:
In 2016, Cooper was named MAC Offensive Player of the Year and was selected as a first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA).
Cooper has also been nominated for several awards, including the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and the Manning Award.
Cooper Rush Controversy:
In 2019, a video surfaced of Cooper Rush making an obscene gesture during a game, and the NFL fined him $13,369 for the incident.
In 2020, Cooper was arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. He was later released on bond.
Cooper Rush Net Worth:
Cooper Rush’s estimated net worth is $7 million. He has earned most of his wealth from his NFL career and has endorsement deals with companies like Adidas and Pepsi.
Cooper Rush Social Media Presence:
Cooper Rush is active on social media. But his account is private where he often posts about his family, friends, and football.