Football

Former Gator WR Riley Cooper announces retirement from NFL

Riley Cooper was a part of two National Championship teams as a Florida Gator,was drafted in the fifth round, and played six seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. On Tuesday, Cooper announced his retirement from the NFL.

Cooper was drafted in the fifth round of the 2010 draft and spent six years with the Philadelphia Eagles. In those six seasons Cooper amassed 169 catches and 2,418 yards. Cooper finished his career with 18 touchdown catches.

Cooper had a breakout year in 2013 when he caught 8 touchdowns and recorded 835 yards on a team that won the NFC East. After that season Cooper signed a 5-year, $25 million dollar extension.

Cooper spent 2016 out of football, and had a tryout opportunity opportunity with Tampa Bay during mini-camp, but failed to make the team.

Cooper attended the University of Florida from 2006-2009, where he finished with 81 receptions for 1,496 yards and 18 total touchdowns.

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