2 Harold Cooper
2 Harold Cooper
Height: 5-9
Weight: 183
Year: JR
Hometown: New Haven, Conn.
High School: Hillhouse
Position: RB
Major: Human Development & Family Studies
gp 11
yds 463
yds/g 42.1
td 3

Career Honors

  • 2016 CAA Football Second Team All-Conference kick returner
  • 2015 CAA Football First Team All-Conference kick returner
  • 2015 CAA Football Third Team All-Conference running back
  • Named to the 2015 CFPA All-Purpose Performer of the Year Watch List 
  • CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week (10/5)
  • Has three career 100-yard rushing performances
  • Has 17 career 100-yard all-purpose games
  • Has two career kickoff returns for touchdowns
  • Earned a Gold Helmet from the New England Football Writer's Association for his play the week of Oct. 12, 2016

2016 (Junior)

  • Named a team captain during training camp
  • Appeared in all 11 games, making six starts
  • Led the team with 463 rushing yards and three touchdowns on the ground
  • Also had a team-high 607 kick return yards, averaging 25.3 yards per return, including two returns for touchdowns
  • Caught nine passes for 67 yards
  • Earned CAA Football Second Team All-Conference honors as a kick returner
  • Had 46 rushing yards and 68 kick return yards against Towson (11/19)
  • Ran for a career-high 155 yards - including a 70-yard touchdown run - and also returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown at Elon (11/12)
  • Returned a kickoff 99 yards for his second career kick return for a touchdown at James Madison (10/29). Finished with 141 all-purpose yards, his 15th career game with 100+ all-purpose yards. The kick return was the second longest in program history
  • Went over 100 all-purpose yards for the 14th time in his career. Finished with 25 rushing yards, 19 receiving yards on three catches and 88 kick return yards against Maine (10/22)
  • Had 90 all-purpose yards, getting 58 kick return yards and 32 rushing yards at Stony Brook (10/15)
  • Rushed for 10 yards and caught three passes for 24 yards at Villanova (10/8)
  • Rushed for a career-high 135 yards and two touchdowns, scoring on runs of 36 yards and 42 yards, in a 28-13 win over Brown (10/1)
  • Ran for 34 yards on 13 carries against New Hampshire (9/24)
  • Rushed for 21 yards on five carries at Harvard (9/16)
  • Appeared on special teams at Kansas (9/3), returning one kickoff for 15 yards

2015 (Sophomore)

  • Appeared in 10 games, all starts
  • Led team in rushing yards (746), touchdowns (6), receptions (29) and all-purpose yards (1,582)
  • Ranked 10th in the country with 157.9 all-purpose yards per game
  • Led CAA Football with 23.7 kick return average
  • Had two 100-yard rushing performances
  • Rushed for 40 yards, caught a 66-yard screen pass and had a 21-yard kick return at Towson before leaving with an injury early in the third quarter (11/21)
  • Ran for 64 yards and caught two passes for 31 yards against Stony Brook (11/14)
  • Had 59 rushing yards, two catches for 23 yards and a 21-yard kick return against Villanova (11/7)
  • Had 222 all-purpose yards at New Hampshire (10/31). Rushed for 97 yards and one touchdown, caught four passes for 48 yards and one touchdown and had 77 kick return yards
  • Had 218 all-purpose yards against Richmond, rushing for 94 yards, returning four kicks for 89 yards and catching six passes for 35 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown reception (10/17)
  • Had a career-high 123 rushing yards and one touchdown in a win over Delaware (10/10)
  • Was named the CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week after returning three kickoffs for 183 yards, including a 92-yard touchdown return at Brown (10/3). Also topped 100 rushing yards for the first time in his career, gaining 109 yards on 14 carries
  • Rushed for a season-high 95 yards, caught three passes for 10 yards and returned five kickoffs for 76 yards against Harvard (9/19). Finished the game with 181 all-purpose yards
  • Had 91 all-purpose yards at Albany (9/12). Rushed 16 times for 66 yards, caught two passes for 8 yards and returned two kickoffs for 17 
  • Rushed eight times for -1 yard and caught three passes for 13 yards at Syracuse (9/4)

2014 (Freshman) 

  • Rushed for 417 yards on 90 attempts
  • Averaged 4.6 yards per carry
  • Caught 14 passes for 203 yards and one touchdown
  • Averaged 14.3 yards per reception
  • Attempted one pass, which he completed for 23 yards against New Hampshire (Nov. 28)
  • Played in 10 games with seven starts
  • Had four rushes of 25 yards or more, including a career-long 56-yard run at Richmond (10/18)
  • Rushed for a career-high 98 yards and caught three passes for 41 yards at Richmond (10/18)
  • Caught five passes for 95 yards and scored first career touchdown against Brown (10/4)
  • Made his first career start at Fordham (9/13), rushing nine times for 50 yards
  • Made his collegiate debut and caught two passes for 5 yards at Marshall (9/6).

Before URI

  • Played four years at Hillhouse as a running back and defensive back
  • Rushed for 6,661 yards and 99 touchdowns, both of which are the fourth most in Connecticut high school history
  • Was a four-time All-Conference pick, a three-time All-State selection and a two-time Walter Camp honoree
  • Twice led Hillhouse to a Class M state title
  • On defense he totaled 140 tackles, 21 for a loss, an interception, a fumble recovery, a blocked field goal and 27 pass break-ups
  • Also returned 25 kickoffs for an average of 25.65 yards per return and 24 punt returns for an average of 22.67 yards per return
Recent Games
Oct 8 at Villanova L, 35-0
Oct 15 at Stony Brook L, 14-3
Oct 22 Maine L, 28-21
Oct 29 at James Madison L, 84-7
Nov 12 at Elon W, 44-14
Nov 19 Towson L, 32-31
Statistics category Overall Conf
Rushes 113 90
Yards 463 307
Yards per game 42.1 38.4
Yards per rush 4.1 3.4
Touchdowns 3 1
Fumbles 4 3
Fumbles lost 2 1
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 3 at Kansas L, 55-6 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 Albany L, 35-7 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 at Harvard L, 51-21 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 24 New Hampshire L, 39-17 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 Brown W, 28-13 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 8 at Villanova L, 35-0 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 15 at Stony Brook L, 14-3 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Maine L, 28-21 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 at James Madison L, 84-7 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at Elon W, 44-14 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 Towson L, 32-31 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 3 at Kansas L, 55-6 - - - - - 1 1
Sep 10 Albany L, 35-7 1 -1 -1.0 0 0 - -
Sep 16 at Harvard L, 51-21 5 21 4.2 7 0 - -
Sep 24 New Hampshire L, 39-17 13 34 2.6 12 0 - -
Oct 1 Brown W, 28-13 18 135 7.5 42 2 - -
Oct 8 at Villanova L, 35-0 10 10 1.0 4 0 - -
Oct 15 at Stony Brook L, 14-3 17 32 1.9 12 0 - -
Oct 22 Maine L, 28-21 12 25 2.1 14 0 2 0
Oct 29 at James Madison L, 84-7 3 6 2.0 9 0 1 1
Nov 12 at Elon W, 44-14 16 155 9.7 70 1 - -
Nov 19 Towson L, 32-31 18 46 2.6 11 0 - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 3 at Kansas L, 55-6 - - - - - 1 1
Sep 10 Albany L, 35-7 1 0 0.0 0 0 - -
Sep 16 at Harvard L, 51-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 24 New Hampshire L, 39-17 - - - - - - -
Oct 1 Brown W, 28-13 1 17 17.0 17 0 - -
Oct 8 at Villanova L, 35-0 3 24 8.0 12 0 - -
Oct 15 at Stony Brook L, 14-3 - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Maine L, 28-21 3 19 6.3 13 0 2 0
Oct 29 at James Madison L, 84-7 - - - - - 1 1
Nov 12 at Elon W, 44-14 1 4 4.0 4 0 - -
Nov 19 Towson L, 32-31 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 3 at Kansas L, 55-6 - - - - - 0
Sep 10 Albany L, 35-7 - - - - - 0
Sep 16 at Harvard L, 51-21 - - - - - 0
Sep 24 New Hampshire L, 39-17 - - - - - 0
Oct 1 Brown W, 28-13 - - - - - 0
Oct 8 at Villanova L, 35-0 - - - - - 0
Oct 15 at Stony Brook L, 14-3 - - - - - 0
Oct 22 Maine L, 28-21 - - - - - 0
Oct 29 at James Madison L, 84-7 - - - - - 0
Nov 12 at Elon W, 44-14 - - - - - 0
Nov 19 Towson L, 32-31 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 3 at Kansas L, 55-6 - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 Albany L, 35-7 - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 at Harvard L, 51-21 - - - - - - - -
Sep 24 New Hampshire L, 39-17 - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 Brown W, 28-13 - - - - - - - -
Oct 8 at Villanova L, 35-0 - - - - - - - -
Oct 15 at Stony Brook L, 14-3 - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Maine L, 28-21 - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 at James Madison L, 84-7 - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at Elon W, 44-14 - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 Towson L, 32-31 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 3 at Kansas L, 55-6 1 17 17.0 17 0 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
Sep 10 Albany L, 35-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 at Harvard L, 51-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 24 New Hampshire L, 39-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 Brown W, 28-13 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 8 at Villanova L, 35-0 6 103 17.2 23 0 - - - - -
Oct 15 at Stony Brook L, 14-3 3 58 19.3 30 0 - - - - -
Oct 22 Maine L, 28-21 4 88 22.0 50 0 - - - - -
Oct 29 at James Madison L, 84-7 3 135 45.0 99 1 - - - - -
Nov 12 at Elon W, 44-14 3 138 46.0 98 1 - - - - -
Nov 19 Towson L, 32-31 4 68 17.0 24 0 - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 3 at Kansas L, 55-6 1 - - -2 17 15
Sep 10 Albany L, 35-7 1 -1 0 - - -1
Sep 16 at Harvard L, 51-21 1 21 - - - 21
Sep 24 New Hampshire L, 39-17 1 34 - - - 34
Oct 1 Brown W, 28-13 1 135 17 - - 152
Oct 8 at Villanova L, 35-0 1 10 24 - 103 137
Oct 15 at Stony Brook L, 14-3 1 32 - - 58 90
Oct 22 Maine L, 28-21 1 25 19 - 88 132
Oct 29 at James Madison L, 84-7 1 6 - - 135 141
Nov 12 at Elon W, 44-14 1 155 4 - 138 297
Nov 19 Towson L, 32-31 1 46 - - 68 114
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 3 at Kansas L, 55-6 0 - - 0 0 - - - - - 0 -
Sep 10 Albany L, 35-7 0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 16 at Harvard L, 51-21 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 24 New Hampshire L, 39-17 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 1 Brown W, 28-13 12 2 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 8 at Villanova L, 35-0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 15 at Stony Brook L, 14-3 0 0 - 0 - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 22 Maine L, 28-21 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 29 at James Madison L, 84-7 6 0 - 1 - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 12 at Elon W, 44-14 12 1 0 1 - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 19 Towson L, 32-31 0 0 - 0 - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 3 at Kansas L, 55-6 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 Albany L, 35-7 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 at Harvard L, 51-21 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 24 New Hampshire L, 39-17 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 Brown W, 28-13 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 8 at Villanova L, 35-0 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 15 at Stony Brook L, 14-3 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Maine L, 28-21 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 at James Madison L, 84-7 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at Elon W, 44-14 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 Towson L, 32-31 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2014-15 10 1 1 100.0% 23 2.3 23.0 0 0 23 293.2
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2017-18 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 42 1 1 100.0% 23 0.5 23.0 0 0 23 293.2
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2014-15 10 90 417 41.7 4.6 0 56 1 0
2015-16 10 172 746 74.6 4.3 3 48 5 2
2016-17 11 113 463 42.1 4.1 3 70 4 2
2017-18 11 132 542 49.3 4.1 4 54 3 2
Total 42 507 2168 51.6 4.3 10 70 13 6
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2014-15 10 14 1.4 203 20.3 14.5 1 39
2015-16 10 29 2.9 267 26.7 9.2 2 66
2016-17 11 9 0.8 64 5.8 7.1 0 17
2017-18 11 31 2.8 204 18.5 6.6 0 41
Total 42 83 2.0 738 17.6 8.9 3 66
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2014-15 10 - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 11 - - - - - - - 0
Total 42 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2014-15 10 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 11 - - - - - - - -
Total 42 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2014-15 5 96 19.2 0 33 - - - - -
2015-16 24 569 23.7 1 92 - - - - -
2016-17 24 607 25.3 2 99 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
2017-18 29 589 20.3 0 58 - - - - -
Total 82 1861 22.7 3 99 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2014-15 10 417 203 - 96 716 71.6
2015-16 10 746 267 - 569 1582 158.2
2016-17 11 463 64 -2 607 1132 102.9
2017-18 11 542 204 - 589 1335 121.4
Total 42 2168 738 -2 1861 4765 113.5
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2014-15 6 0.6 0 1 0 - - - - - - 0
2015-16 36 3.6 3 2 1 - - - - - - 0
2016-17 30 2.7 3 0 2 0 - - - - - 0
2017-18 24 2.2 4 0 0 - - - - - - 0
Total 96 2.3 10 3 3 0 - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2014-15 10 2 0 2.0 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 10 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 11 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 11 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Total 42 3 0 3.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 9 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 11 113 463 42.1 4.1 3 70 4 2
Conference 8 90 307 38.4 3.4 1 70 3 1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 62 239 47.8 3.9 2 42 2 0
Away 6 51 224 37.3 4.4 1 70 2 2
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 2 34 290 145.0 8.5 3 70 - -
Losses 9 79 173 19.2 2.2 0 14 4 2
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September 4 19 54 13.5 2.8 0 12 1 1
October 5 60 208 41.6 3.5 2 42 3 1
November 2 34 201 100.5 5.9 1 70 - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 11 9 0.8 64 5.8 7.1 0 17
Conference 8 8 1.0 47 5.9 5.9 0 13
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 5 1.0 36 7.2 7.2 0 17
Away 6 4 0.7 28 4.7 7.0 0 12
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 2 2 1.0 21 10.5 10.5 0 17
Losses 9 7 0.8 43 4.8 6.1 0 13
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September 4 1 0.3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0
October 5 7 1.4 60 12.0 8.6 0 17
November 2 1 0.5 4 2.0 4.0 0 4
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 11 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - 0
Away 6 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 2 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 9 - - - - - - - 0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - 0
October 5 - - - - - - - 0
November 2 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 11 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 2 - - - - - - - -
Losses 9 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 5 - - - - - - - -
November 2 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total 24 607 25.3 2 99 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
Conference 23 590 25.7 2 99 - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 8 156 19.5 0 50 - - - - -
Away 16 451 28.2 2 99 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 138 46.0 1 98 - - - - -
Losses 21 469 22.3 1 99 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
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September 1 17 17.0 0 17 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
October 16 384 24.0 1 99 - - - - -
November 7 206 29.4 1 98 - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 11 463 64 -2 607 1132 102.9
Conference 8 307 47 - 590 944 118.0
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 5 239 36 - 156 431 86.2
Away 6 224 28 -2 451 701 116.8
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 2 290 21 - 138 449 224.5
Losses 9 173 43 -2 469 683 75.9
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September 4 54 0 -2 17 69 17.3
October 5 208 60 - 384 652 130.4
November 2 201 4 - 206 411 205.5
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 30 2.7 3 0 2 0 - - - - - 0
Conference 18 2.3 1 0 2 - - - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 12 2.4 2 0 0 - - - - - - 0
Away 18 3.0 1 0 2 0 - - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
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Wins 24 12.0 3 0 1 - - - - - - 0
Losses 6 0.7 0 0 1 0 - - - - - 0
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September 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - 0
October 18 3.6 2 0 1 - - - - - - 0
November 12 6.0 1 0 1 - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 11 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 2 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 9 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November 2 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -