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Kris Cooke
Kris Cooke

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Flossmoor, Ill.

Last College:
Joliet Junior College

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 301

Position:
Defensive Tackle



2008: Appeared in eight games as reserve and on special teams ... had seven tackles (2 solo, 5 assists) ... recorded season-high three tackles at Northwestern on Oct. 18 (1 solo, 2 assists) and at Michigan State on Nov. 8 (all assists).

Joliet Junior College: Second team All-American and first team all-conference in 2007 after recording 30 tackles, including four sacks, with two pass breakups and one forced fumble.

Northern Illinois: Appeared in one game in 2006 vs. Ohio on Sept. 9 - and recorded one tackle.

High School: Played defensive tackle, offensive tackle, linebacker and fullback at Homewood-Flossmoor High School ... named all-area as senior after recording 80 tackles, including 13 sacks, with five pass breakups and three fumble recoveries ... had 62 tackles, including seven sacks, his junior year en route to earning all-conference honors ... had 35 tackles, including five sacks, as sophomore ... team captain his junior and senior seasons ... coach was Tom Bailey ... also participated in track and field.

Personal: Given name is Kristofer Michael Cooke ... born Jan. 19, 1988 ... sociology major ... nickname is "Cookie Monster."