Last season, Cooper Kupp was putting the finishing touches on a record-setting collegiate career at Eastern Washington. Now he’s about to step onto the field for the Los Angeles Rams, and he could immediately be an impact player.
If you don’t know who Cooper Kupp is, it’s time you figured it out. Here’s a few stats (every single one an FCS record) that help tell his story and show why the Rams drafted one of the best receivers in all of college football.
That’s a lot of receiving yards to fit into four seasons, and it’s far and away the best career total of any wide receiver at any level of college football (Corey Davis holds the FBS record with 5,278 career yards). Kupp’s worst single-season receiving effort was a 1,431 yard sophomore season. He closed his career with 1,700 yards as a senior.
Kupp has more catches than anyone in FCS or FBS history with a whopping 428. He’s well ahead of the FBS leader, East Carolina’s Zay Jones, who has 399 career receptions.
Career receiving touchdowns. Kupp has more TD receptions than any other Division 1 wide receiver. He also scored 11 touchdowns in four games against FBS opponents.
This number actually fits into two categories: the number of games Kupp played in, and the number of consecutive games he had a catch (an FCS record). That’s right, Kupp had a catch in every game of his career. Actually, he had at least two grabs in each outing.
Career 100-yard reception games in 52 total games. That’s an FCS record and a Division 1 football record. Kupp averaged 124.3 yards per game over his career, also an FCS record.