Wide Receiver
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 195
Year: Redshirt Freshman
City/State: Shreveport, La.
High School: Calvary Baptist Academy


Honors & Awards

  • 2008 Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2011 Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll

2011 Outlook
Junior Khiry (pronounced KY-ree) Cooper has added depth at receiver during his first two seasons of action with Nebraska in 2009 and 2010. The 6-2, 195-pound Cooper brings a rangy target to the NU passing game, and this fall he will look to expand his role in the Husker offense after Nebraska lost two of its top three seniors to graduation.

Cooper will try to use fall camp to make his push for playing time after spending the spring with the Nebraska baseball team for the third straight year. Cooper played a significant role at receiver as a redshirt freshman in 2009, but did not have a reception a year ago.

2010 (Sophomore)
Cooper played in six games, but did not have a reception.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman)
Cooper played in 12 games with four starts, and made 13 catches for 80 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown against Texas Tech. His first career catch was against Arkansas State, followed by two catches for 26 yards, including a season-long 17-yarder vs. Louisiana-Lafayette. He had three receptions each against Texas Tech, Baylor and Kansas.

2008 (Redshirt)
Cooper redshirted in his first season at Nebraska in 2008.

Nebraska Baseball Team
Cooper turned down a baseball contract from the Los Angeles Angels after the organization selected him in the fifth round of the 2008 MLB Draft. Cooper played in 35 games and made 20 starts in the outfield in 2009, and hit .229 with two homers, nine RBIs, and three stolen bases. In 2010, Cooper hit .258 with eight RBIs in 62 plate appearances.

Before Nebraska (Calvary Baptist Academy)
Cooper accounted for 42 receiving touchdowns and better than 1,700 yards in his final three seasons of high school, including 16 touchdowns as a senior. Cooper caught 60 passes for 1,038 yards in 2007. His play led Calvary Academy to a 12-1 record and a trip to the Class 2A state semifinals. Cooper was a first-team Class 2A all-state selection and was also a member of the Baton Rouge Advocate's "Second Dozen" of top players in Louisiana. Cooper nabbed 50 receptions for 750 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior.

As a sophomore in 2005, Cooper caught 48 passes for 597 yards and 11 touchdowns. Cooper's coach at Calvary Academy was Doug Pederson, who played quarterback in the NFL for 12 seasons. Cooper also used his speed to roam center field for the Calvary Academy baseball team. As a senior, Cooper hit .337 to lead his team to a 2A state title, as he was named to the all-state first team. Cooper chose Nebraska over Arkansas.

Khiry is the son of Yolanda Cooper and was born on Jan. 18, 1990. He is an advertising major and has volunteered his time with FCA speaking engagements, Madonna Rehabilitation Center, the People's City Mission and team hospital visits. Cooper is a two-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection.

Cooper's Career Statistics

















2009 12/4 13 80 6.2 6.7 17 vs. ULL 1
2010 6/0 0 0 0.0 0.0 -- 0







17 vs. ULL


Single-Game Highs
Receptions- 3 vs. Texas Tech, Baylor, Kansas, 2009
Yards- 26 vs. Louisiana-Layfayette, 2009
Touchdowns- 1 vs. Texas Tech, 2009

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