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VIDEO: Amari Cooper High School Football Highlights From 2011 Are an Amazing Throwback

Jason Schandl
Video of Amari Cooper high school football highlights from 2011 is an amazing throwback.
Video of Amari Cooper high school football highlights from 2011 is an amazing throwback. / MaxPreps, YouTube

Football fans itching for some on-field action while the sports world is on hold are being forced to get creative. Dallas Cowboys fans can help fill the void by throwing it back to 2011 with some amazing Amari Cooper high school football highlights.

Playing for Miami Northwestern Senior High School in Florida, Cooper showed some serious potential from a young age.

Amari Cooper High School Highlights

Cooper was a four-star recruit after racking up 722 yards and 6 touchdowns on 33 receptions in his senior season. He also showed out in the 2012 Under Armour All-American Game, with a 75-yard touchdown reception as well as a 93-yard punt return touchdown.

Cooper hit 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns on 59 receptions in his freshman season at Alabama, and he was a key piece in the Crimson Tide offense for all three of his seasons. He finished his time in Tuscaloosa with 228 receptions for 3,463 yards and 31 touchdowns, establishing himself as the greatest wide receiver in Alabama history.

Those dazzling numbers helped Cooper become one of the best wide receiver prospects in recent memory, and he ended up going off the board at No. 4 in the 2015 NFL Draft. He produced well for the Oakland Raiders, but was ultimately underwhelming relative to his draft status, tallying 3,183 yards and 19 touchdowns in 52 games.

A mid-season 2018 trade to the Dallas Cowboys seems to have unleashed his potential, however, and since then he has 1,914 yards and 14 touchdowns in just 25 games. He went from averaging 8.2 yards per target with the Raiders to 9.8 with the Cowboys. Cowboys fans have to be excited about the future of their offense now that Cooper has signed a long-term contract extension.

For more awesome throwback high school football highlights, check out Ezekiel Elliott in 2012, Julio Jones in 2007 and Dak Prescott in 2010.

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