Class of 1978
Born: August 8, 1913 in Rogersville, Alabama
Cooper was Little All-American in football at Howard College in 1936 and All-Dixie in 1935 and 1936. He played center for the Brooklyn Dodgers professional football team in 1936 and 1938. In 1939, he coached freshman football at Howard and from 1940-43 he coached football and basketball at Vanderbilt. After a World War II interlude, he went back to Vanderbilt from 1946-47 before going to the University of Kansas in 1948 and to LSU in 1949-52.