Johnie Earl Cooks


High School Career

Leland High School, Leland, MS (1973-1976)

• Lettered in football, basketball, and track

 

College Career

Mississippi State University (1977-1981)

• Second Team All-SEC (’78)

• First Team All-SEC (’80, ‘81)

• Second Team All-American (’80, ‘81)

• Jackson Daily News Defensive Player of the Year (’80, ‘81)

• Played in Sun Bowl (’80, lost to Nebraska 31-17)

• Hall of Fame Bowl Champions (’81, defeated Kansas 10-0)

• AP First Team All America (’81)

• Football News All-Bowl Team (’81)

• Team MVP (’81)

• UPI SEC Defensive Player of the Year (’81)

• SEC Senior Player of the Year, Birmingham Touchdown Club (’81)

• SEC Defensive Lineman of the Year, Atlanta Touchdown Club (’81)

• Mississippi College Amateur Football Player of the Year, National Football Foundation & Hall of Fame (’81)

• Hula Bowl (’82)

 

Professional Career

Baltimore Colts (1982-1983)

• First round draft choice, second pick overall, Baltimore Colts (’82)

• NFL All Rookie Team (’82)

Indianapolis Colts (1984-1988)

• AFC Eastern Division Champions (’87)

New York Giants (1989-1990)

• NFC Eastern Division Champions (’89, ‘90)

• Super Bowl Champions (’90)

Cleveland Browns (1991)

 

Hall of Fame Memberships

• Mississippi State University Athletic Hall of Fame (1991)

• Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (2004)

 

Did You Know?

In 1981, Johnie Cooks was one of 12 finalists for the Vince Lombardi National Lineman Trophy and finished third in voting for the Nashville Banner’s SEC Player of the Year. His 10-year NFL career totals are: 128 games, 4 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 fumble returned for touchdown, 32 QB sacks, 347 solo tackles and 134 assisted tackles.

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