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• 2012 Consensus All-America Selection - Walter Camp, FWAA, AFCA, AP, ESPN.com, SI
• 2012 Outland Trophy Finalist
• 2012 First-Team All-ACC and ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy Winner
• 2012 Lombari Award Candidate
• 2012 Midseason All-America Selection - SI.com, ESPN.com, Phil Steele, Sporting News
• 2010 & 2011 Second-Team All-ACC

2012 – Senior Season
Consensus All-America selection • Will have his jersey honored in Kenan Stadium • Named first-team All-ACC and was awarded the ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy for his standout play in 2012 • In has final career game, had a team-best 10 knockdowns and graded out at 93 percent • Earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors after his performance in the NC State game, his second weekly honor of the year • Played every snap and graded out at 90 percent with a team-high 18 knockdown blocks • Played all 72 snaps at Duke, grading out at 91 percent with 16 knockdown blocks • Earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance in the win at Miami • Graded out at a team-high 93 percent on 85 snaps, the most offensive plays by UNC since 2003 • Finished with 12 knockdowns and had several key blocks on long runs by Giovani Bernard • Graded out at 89 percent with 14 knockdowns and helped pave the way for 339 rushing yards, the most for Carolina since 2004 • Graded out at a team-best 91 percent on 51 snaps with 10 knockdowns in the win over Idaho • Had a team-best 12 knockdowns and no missed assignments in the win over East Carolina • Played all 64 snaps at Louisville and graded out at 86 percent with 11 knockdown blocks • Graded out at a team-best 88 percent at Wake and registered 12 knockdowns while appearing in all 84 plays of the game • Had 12 knockdowns in 53 snaps and graded out at 89 percent in the opener against Elon.

2011 – Junior Season
Earned second-team All-ACC honors for his play at left guard • Along with left tackle James Hurst, part of the first Carolina offensive line tandem to earn All-ACC honors since 1993 • Started all 13 games • Saw action on 864 plays and graded out at 86 percent for the season, good for second on the team • Helped pave the way for Giovani Bernard to gain 1,253 rushing yards, the first time a Tar Heel back has rushed for over 1,000 yards since 1997 • Finished with a team-best 47 regular-season knockdown blocks • Graded out at 94 percent with six knockdowns in the regular season finale against Duke • Played all 63 snaps and had five knockdowns at Virginia Tech • Saw action on 72 snaps and had three knockdowns against Wake Forest • Graded out at a team-best 89 percent with six knockdowns at Clemson • Had a season-high seven knockdowns and played all 79 snaps against Miami • Played all 54 snaps and graded out at 87 percent against Louisville • Played all 61 snaps with three knockdowns at East Carolina • Played all 53 snaps and graded out at 85 percent with five knockdowns at Georgia Tech • Played all 66 snaps and graded out at 86 percent with four knockdowns against Virginia • Had a team-high four knockdowns and saw action on all 58 snaps against Rutgers • Graded out at a team-high 88 percent in the opener against James Madison.

2010 - Sophomore Season
Earned second-team All-ACC honors at offensive guard • Started all 13 games in the regular season and played a team-high 875 snaps • Has started 23 games over two seasons, missing three games due to injury during his freshman year • Led the Tar Heels in knock-down blocks for the second straight year with 55 on the season • Graded out at 83 percent for the season, tied with James Hurst for the best mark on the team • Played on 74 snaps vs. Tennessee and helped the Tar Heels rush for 151 yards • Played all 84 snaps against Duke and had six knock-downs • Graded out at 78 percent for the NC State game with a team-best three knock-downs • Played all 69 snaps and graded out at 85 percent against Virginia Tech • Graded out a team-best 87 percent with four knock-downs against Florida State • Played all 71 snaps against William & Mary, grading out at a season-best 92 percent with seven knock-downs • Graded out at 88 percent with four knock-downs at Virginia • Graded out at 81 percent with four knock-downs against Clemson • Had a season-best nine knock-downs against East Carolina • Graded out at a team-best 91 percent with seven knock-downs at Rutgers • Had a team-high four knock-downs and graded out at 82 percent against Georgia Tech.

2009 - Redshirt Freshman Season
Named to the All-ACC freshman team by The Sporting News • Redshirt freshman that started 10 games at left guard and saw action on 579 snaps • Owned a 73-percent grade and a team-best 40 knock-down blocks on the season despite missing three games • Tallied two knock-downs at NC State • Had a team-high six knock-downs at Boston College • Graded at a team-best 81 percent and had three knock-downs against Miami • Notched a team-high eight knock-downs and a 77 percent grade against Duke • Logged a 75-percent grade and a game-high 10 knock-down blocks at Virginia Tech • Graded at 74 percent against Florida State • Sat out the Connecticut, Georgia Tech and Virginia games due to an ankle injury but returned to starting lineup against Georgia Southern and posted an 81-percent grade and three knock-downs blocks • Logged a team-best 82 percent grade and three knock-downs versus East Carolina • Posted two knock-down blocks against The Citadel • Redshirted in 2008.

Hoggard High School
Ranked the No. 8 player in North Carolina and the No. 21 offensive guard in the country by Rivals.com • Voted the conference's player of the year as an offensive lineman • Played mostly guard in high school, but also played defensive end • Helped Hoggard claim the state 4-A championship as a senior, paving the way for three players who rushed for 600 yards or more • Hoggard won the title with a 16-0 record • Considered the No. 14 player in North Carolina by SuperPrep • Earned all-state honors as a senior • Also a standout heavyweight wrestler • Coached by Scott Braswell.

Personal
Son of Velma and Michael Cooper • One of his brothers attends NC State, a sister attends Meredith College, and another sister lives in Durham • Born Jonathan Javell Cooper on Jan. 19, 1990 • Nickname is "Coop" • People say he looks like actor Michael Clarke Duncan • Would like to appear on the TV show, "Making The Band" • Has four siblings - Gina, Michael, Jasmine and Joshua • Favorite NFL team is the Carolina Panthers • Communications major.

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