Cooper was born in Miami, Florida on June 17th 1994.
His college football days were spent as a wide receiver with the University of Alabama and the famous ‘Crimson Tide’ football team that represents them.
He was presented with the Biletnikoff Award, which is awarded to the nation’s top college receiver. He was considered the top wide receiver going into the 2015 NFL Draft.
During the 2015 Draft, Cooper was selected as the fourth overall pick by the Oakland Raiders. He had a hugely successful rookie season, where he posted a thousand-yard score which he went on to replicate in his second season with Oakland and was twice picked for the Pro Bowl.
Following a third season where his level dropped to just 680 yards, he was traded to the Dallas Cowboys halfway through the 2018 campaign, where he started to show his true form again, totalling 1,005 yards and seven touchdowns. Again his form earned him a third appearance at the Pro Bowl.
Cooper went on to have an even better 2019 season, finishing it with a career-high (so far) 1,189 reception yards and eight touchdowns, followed by his fourth Pro Bowl selection.
In March 2020, Dallas signed Cooper to a five-year contract extension which will tie him to the Cowboy franchise for the foreseeable future.