Who Is Cooper Kupp?
Cooper Kupp is a well-known American football wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL (National Football League). He played college football at Eastern Washington where he won the Walter Payton Award as a junior. He was selected in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Rams. In 2021, he had a breakout season when he became the fourth player since the AFL-NFL Merger to lead the league in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns.
He went on to receive the Offensive Player of the Year Award and was the MVP of Super Bowl LVI: Jerry Rice is the only wide receiver to accomplish those feats in a career. Moreover, he is the NCAA Division I Football Championship career leader in receptions, yards, and receiving touchdowns. Also, he holds the NFL record for most receiving yards in a combined season and postseason, posting 2,425 yards in the 2021 season.
How Old Is Cooper Kupp?
Kupp is 30 years old as of October 2023, having been born on June 15, 1993, in Yakima, Washington, U.S.A. Cooper Kupp shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Peso Pluma, North West, Ice Cube, SaiDee Nelson, Courteney Cox, and many more.
Cooper Kupp Family
Who are Cooper Kupp’s Parents?
Kupp was born to Craig Kupp (Father, born on April 14, 1967) a former American football quarterback in the NFL. And Karin Kupp (Mother). His family is one of only five in NFL history to have three generations selected in the NFL Draft.
Does Cooper Kupp have Siblings?
He has a younger brother by the name of Ketner Kupp (born on November 15, 1996), an American football linebacker.
Cooper Kupp Education
Kupp received his education at A.C. Davis High School. After high school, he attended Eastern Washington University.
Cooper Kupp Wife
Kupp is married to the love of his life, Anna Croskey. They met as a senior in high school and got married in June 2015.
Cooper Kupp Kids
Kupp has three kids with his wife Anna. Three sons by the names of Cooper Jameson, Cypress Stellar, and Solas Reign. He and his family live in Westlake Village, California during the season and in Wilsonville, Oregon during the offseason.
Cooper Kupp Height – Measurements
Adding to his well-built body is a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m) and a weight of 88kg (194 lbs).
Cooper Kupp Career
Cooper Kupp Early Career
He was a two-sport athlete in football and basketball while attending Davis High School for their Pirates athletics teams. A two-way All-State selection, he earned first-team 4A All-State honors as a defensive back and honorable mention accolades as a wide receiver from the Associated Press. Moreover, he was named by the Seattle Times as a “White Chip” selection as one of the top 100 prospects in the state of Washington. At Davis, he was a unanimous first-team All-Columbia Basin Big Nine League wide receiver and defensive back. He finished his senior season with 60 receptions for 1,059 yards (17.7 per catch) and 18 touchdowns and scored 22 total touchdowns to set a school record. In basketball, he was a three-year letter-winner. And led Davis to a 23-2 record and won the State 4A Tournament championship during his senior year for the Pirates.
Cooper Kupp College Career
He attended Eastern Washington University where he signed to play for coach Beau Baldwin’s Eastern Washington Eagles football team in 2012 and redshirted his first year. Eventually, he would be named Eastern’s Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year. He entered his redshirt freshman year as a starter at wide receiver in 2013. On November 26, 2013, he was named to the All-Big Sky Conference First Team as a unanimous selection. Also, he was the recipient of the conference’s first-ever Freshman of the Year Award.
He was then named the recipient of the 2013 Jerry Rice Award on December 16, 2013. He finished his sophomore season with 104 catches for 1,431 yards and 16 touchdowns in 13 games. For the second consecutive season, he was named a First-team All-American by the AFCA, AP, and TSN. In the 2015 season, he finished the season with 114 catches for 1,642 yards and 19 touchdowns in 11 games. Also, he won the Walter Payton Award. This made him become the third Eastern Washington player to win the award and only the second wide receiver to win, after Brian Finneran of Villanova in 1997.
Kupp announced on November 30, 2015, that he would return for his senior season after speculation that he was considering entering the 2016 NFL Draft. He finished the 2016 season with 117 receptions for 1,700 yards and 17 touchdowns. At the end of his college career, his 428 receptions and 6,464 yards were both the most in FCS history.
Cooper Kupp Professional Career
He was selected in the third round (69th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams signed Kupp to a four-year, $3.83 million contract on June 9, 2017, that includes a signing bonus of $954,760. In order to attain a starting wide receiver role, he had to compete with Tavon Austin, Robert Woods, Mike Thomas, Bradley Marquez, Pharoh Cooper, and Josh Reynolds throughout training camp, for a vacant left after Kenny Britt departed in free agency. He made his NFL debut in the season-opening against Indianapolis Colts and recorded four receptions for 76 yards in the 46-9 victory.
Throughout the seven games of the 2017 season, he led the Rams in red-zone targets with 11 and developed as Goff’s top receiver in the red zone and third downs. On January 6, 2018, he appeared in his first career playoff game and had eight receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown as the Rams lost by a score of 26-13 to the Atlanta Falcons. In 2018, he was named a starting wide receiver alongside Robert Woods and offseason acquisition Brandin Cooks. He caught nine passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns during a week 4 38-31 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. He finished the 2018 season with 40 receptions for 566 yards and six touchdowns through eight games and starts. In the 2019 season, he returned from his injury for the Rams’ season opener against the Carolina Panthers.
Over the first seven games of the season, he had at least 100 yards in four games and scored four total touchdowns. In 16 games and 14 starts, he finished the 2019 season with 94 receptions for 1,161 yards and 10 touchdowns. After wearing number 18 for his first three seasons in the NFL, he switched jersey numbers to number 10. On September 12, 2020, he signed a three-year, $48 million contract extension with the Rams, including $35.1 million guaranteed. However, on December 29, 2020, he was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list which forced him out of Week 17. And was activated on January 6, 2021.
He finished the 2020 season with 92 receptions for 974 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games and 12 starts. In the 2021 season, his performance was one of the greatest statistical receiving seasons in NFL history. With the addition of Matthew Stafford in the offseason, he started the season on a high note. For both September and October, he was named NFC Offensive Player of the Month. His 145 receptions for 1,947 yards were both franchise records and his 16 touchdowns finished second to Elroy Hirsch’s 17 in 1951. For the 2021 season, he earned the receiving triple crown, becoming the first player since Steve Smith Sr. in 2005 to lead the league in receptions, receiving touchdowns, and receiving yards.
On June 9, 2022, he signed a three-year, $80.1 million contract extension to remain with the Rams throughout 2026. The contract includes a $20 million signing bonus and $75 million guaranteed. However, he suffered a high ankle sprain during a Week 10 27-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, an injury which required surgery. On November 15, 2022, he was placed on injured reserve. He finished the 2022 season with 75 receptions for 812 yards and six touchdowns in nine games and starts as the Rams finished with a 5-12 record. On September 9, 2023, he was placed on injured reserve to begin the season due to a lingering hamstring injury. On October 7, he was activated off injured reserve, ahead of the Rams’ Week 5 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Cooper Kupp Salary
Kupp earns an annual basic salary of $15.75 million working as a football wide receiver.
Cooper Kupp’s Net Worth
Cooper boasts a net worth of $18 million. He has accumulated his wealth through his career as a Football Wide Receiver.