NOTES FOLLOWING TULANE FOOTBALL'S 65-10 LOSS AT GEORGIA TECH
Green Wave set to return 23 lettermen which started games in 2014, including four of five offensive linemen
Green Wave move to New Orleans Saints Facility with focus on special teams and option before scrimmaging
Green Wave begin implementing phase two of play book during morning session at Yulman Stadium
Second half comeback cut short in final minutes
Photos By Parker Waters
Career Notes: Two-year letterman has played in 16 games with one start at safety…has totaled 13 tackles (10 solo, 3 assists) with one fumble recovery.
2015: Played in seven games with one start at safety as a redshirt-sophomore…totaled 11 tackles (9 solo, 2 assists)…recorded a career-best four tackles (2 solo, 2 assists) vs Duke (9/3)…posted two solo stops at SMU (11/21)…made his first-career start at Georgia Tech (9/12), tallying three solo stops…notched a single solo tackle vs UCF (10/3) and at Temple (10/10).
2014: Played in nine games as a redshirt-freshman…totaled one solo stop and one assisted stop while also recovering a fumble…posted his first-career assisted tackle in his collegiate debut at Duke (9/20)…notched a solo tackle at Rutgers (9/27)…recovered a fumble at UCF (10/18).
2013: Did not play as a true freshman and redshirted the season...off the field, was a member of Tulane's 3.0 Club.
High School: Two-year varsity letterwinner played two seasons at University Lab in Baton Rouge, La., before transferring to Plant High where he saw time at wide receiver, cornerback and return specialist for coach Robert Weiner...rated a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com...received a 78 rating and is listed as the No. 149 athlete in the country by 247Sports.com...helped Plant go 10-2 overall, 3-1 in District 6-8A with a trip to the state semifinals while guiding University Lab to a 12-1 overall mark with a District 7-2A crown as a junior...in his lone season with the Panthers, hauled in 21 passes for 470 yards on offense, tallied three pass break-ups and a fumble recovery on defense, and returned seven punts for 36 yards and three kickoffs for 96 yards and a touchdown on special teams...tallied a career-best five catches for 127 yards vs Robinson in the 2012 regular-season finale...named first-team all-district as a defensive back as a junior at University Lab.
Personal: Born Tristan Truman Cooper on July 29, 1994, in Ypsilanti, Mich...son of Ron and Djuana Cooper...has two brothers, Tyler and Ronald Jr...father, Ron, played football at Jacksonville State and has served stints in the football world with head coaching stops at Eastern Michigan (1993-94), Louisville (1995-97) and Alabama A&M (1998-2001)...majoring in business.
Cooper's Career Defensive Statistics