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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Cooper Koons, P, Oklahoma Baptist

What is your name?

Cooper Koons

What is your Height/Weight?

6’0 200

What is your position?

Punter / Place-Holder

Where do you play college football?

Oklahoma Baptist University

Where are you from?

Tuttle, OK

Who is your role model, and why?

My dad because he is the hardest worker I know.

Who was your favorite teacher?

My 3rd grade teacher Ms. Flemming.

Did you play any other sports growing up

Baseball, basketball, and state champion track and fieldster

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Caleb Muncrief when he was at Madill High School

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Alex Lewis, just a country boy who plays wide receiver but is the most reliable dude on our team.

What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?

Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Marquette King, because I can play different positions but punting is what will elevate me to the next level.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Talking sports, it would be not being named the starting QB after a couple springs. I just persevered, humbled myself, and found my niche that would be most beneficial to my team.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I drink a few cups of coffee and try to get a bicep/tricep pump right before we suit up.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

50 yard TD pass on a trick play vs Southeastern. The celebration after was solid.

What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?

Community service with my teammates for the local community of Shawnee. It is always fulfilling to serve others.

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Atlanta Falcons

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Jesus, Jim Croce, and Dawson Bassett

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