Oregon State University will have no reason to forget Brandin Cooks, who formed one of the most successful couples with Markus Wheaton when the duo spent their college careers on the Oregon State Beavers football team. Years have passed since Cooks made it into the National Football League (NFL), where he played on several high-profile teams in the league. Here we’ll take you through the times and events of his NFL career, starting more traditionally with his biography to give you every tidbit we can find about the NFL star.
Brandin Cooks Bio, Age
Brandin Cooks, born as Brandin Tawan Cooks, has the same birthday with all cooks born on September 25th, more precisely with those born in 1993. His first cry as a baby was heard in Stockton, California, and it was a joy for Andrea and Worth Cooks, his parents, to welcome their new bundle of joy into their family. Like his siblings, Brandin has Fred, Worth Jr., and Andre, who are all boys. Sadly, he lost his father at the age of about 6 years, who never recovered from a heart attack in 1999. Life went on for the Cook brothers nevertheless, as their mother raised them.
He attended Lincoln High School in Stockton, California, where he reigned in his own time as one of the best children playing the grid game with the Trojans. In his high school career, he recorded a total of 112 receptions for 1908 yards with 21 touchdowns. For his performance, Rivals.com ranked him 26th nationally as the best wide receiver and 240th in his class.
Immediately after high school, Brandin committed to a college football career from 2011 to 2013, playing for the Oregon Beavers football team at Oregon State University. In his first season, he made the leap to the starting line-up and played both as a wide receiver and kick return. In his second season, Brandin Cooks and Markus Wheaton formed one of the most impressive receiver duos in the Beavers’ history, with a total of 158 receptions in 2,395 yards and 16 touchdowns in the 2012 season alone.
In total Brandin played 38 games with 3,272 receiving yards, 24 receiving touchdowns, 340 rush yards, and 2 rush touchdowns. On January 2, 2014, he announced his decision to give up his college season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft instead.
In the very first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, as the 20th overall selection, the New Orleans Saints signed a four-year contract with Brandin Cooks on May 18, 2014, valued at $8.3 million. Moving up into the professional league, which is no easy task, was no reason for Cooks to deliver a less than impressive performance, and for this reason, he started off very well in his first professional debut against the Atlanta Falcons, even though his team eventually lost the game.
In the 2015 and 2016 seasons, the Beavers’ former playmaker played beyond expectations, leading his team in all categories in the 2015 season, and in 2016 had a 10.0-yard goal that put him in sixth place among the league’s wide receivers. In total, Brandin Cook played 42 games with the Saints, with 2,861 receive yards, 20 receive touchdowns, 121 rushing yards, and 1 rushing touchdown.
The New England Patriots made a swap with Brandin Cooks on March 10, 2017, taking the fifth option on his rookie contract. He completed a total of 16 games, with the Patriots posting 1,082 receiving yards with 7 touchdowns and 40 rushing touchdowns before leaving the team.
Again, Cook joined his third NFL team in much the same way he had joined his second team. The Los Angeles Rams made a deal with the Patriots in exchange for a choice in the designs. Brandin Cooks joined the Mob Squad team and signed a five-year contract with them worth $81 million with a $20.5 million guarantee.
With Briannon Lepman, alias The Lady Archer, love found our star footballer. She is a graduate of Kinesiology at Oregon State University, where she met her admirer. Like most relationships that happen on this level, the two of them were very much in love, and their relationships continued even after college. She became even stronger in the next few years when Brandin began playing professionally in the NFL.
Cooks proposed to her in June 2017 during his off-season vacation on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Her reply was exactly what many other ladies would reply to their Prince Charming if they were embarrassed.
From what we’ve learned about Briannon Lepman, she is a devout Christian, an avid photographer and Cooks is her photographic muse. Similarly, the beauty runs a blog called “A Briutiful Life”, where she basically shares with her viewers how she goes through her daily life with the power of her camera lens. In addition to all this, she is the mother of two doggy family members.
Brandin Cooks, the current number 12 in the Los Angeles Rams jersey, plays the position of a wide receiver, stands at a height of 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m), and weighs 83 kg (183 lb). His weight has changed only 3 kg (6.6 lbs) from the 86 kg (189 lb) he measured in his preliminary design. This assures us of one thing: the boy is making a great effort to keep his weight under control so that he can play at the top of his game.