2021 season highlights: Best plays by the Broncos' rookie class
Check out highlights from the Broncos' 2021 rookie class, including Pat Surtain II and Javonte Williams.
Broncos Driven to Give presented by Ford: Bradley Chubb and Jonathon Cooper duke it out over trivia for charity
Jonathon Cooper and Bradley Chubb go head to head over trivia for a donation to their charity of choice.
#CINvsDEN: Harris, Cooper collapse pocket around Burrow for sack
DE Shelby Harris and OLB Jonathon Cooper sack Bengals QB Joe Burrow.
#DETvsDEN: Jonathon Cooper recovers Lions' fumble to start second half
The Broncos begin the second half with a turnover as OLB Jonathon Cooper scoops up a fumble by Lions RB Godwin Igwebuike.
#DENvsKC: Jonathon Cooper wraps up Chiefs RB Edwards-Helaire for 8-yard TFL
OLB Jonathon Cooper wraps up Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire to secure an 8-yard tackle for loss.
'This is me. This is what I went through': Jonathon Cooper details the cause behind his cleats
Rookie outside linebacker Jonathon Cooper reflects on his journey through multiple heart procedures and why he wants to represent that for My Cause My Cleats.
'To sack [Dak Prescott], it felt amazing. I don't take it for granted': Jonathon Cooper reacts to first career sack
Outside linebacker Jonathon Cooper checks in with team reporter Sydney Jones following the Broncos' 30-16 win over the Cowboys to discuss his two-sack game, the defense's dominant performance and more.
Broncos Postgame Show: Denver gets biggest win of the year behind fourth-down stops, rushing dominance vs. Cowboys
Running backs Melvin Gordon III and Javonte Williams combined for nearly 200 rushing yards and the Broncos' defense provided a spark with two fourth-down stops early, as Denver beat the Cowboys 30-16 on Sunday.
Williams, Patrick, Cooper and Cushenberry discuss the Broncos' victory over the Cowboys
Javonte Williams, Tim Patrick, Jonathon Cooper and Lloyd Cushenberry III meet the media following the Broncos' 30-16 win over the Cowboys.
#DENvsDAL: Jonathon Cooper sneaks up on Dak Prescott for sack
OLB Jonathon Cooper sneaks up on Cowboys QB Dak Prescott for a sack.
#DENvsDAL: OLB Jonathon Cooper
OLB Jonathon Cooper discusses his growth through the first half of his rookie season, the defense's plan to contain the Cowboys and more.
Harris, Surtain, Cooper and Reed review loss to Cleveland
DE Shelby Harris, CB Pat Surtain II, OLB Jonathon Cooper and OLB Malik Reed discuss the loss to the Browns, the defense's performance and more.
Cooper: 'Now the real work starts'
Broncos pass rusher Jonathon Cooper talks about how he went from missing most of the offseason program to making the Broncos' initial 53-man roster.
Cooper: 'I always thought about what it would feel like to get my first sack. … It's an unbelievable feeling'
Outside linebacker Jonathon Cooper checks in following the Broncos' 30-3 win over the Seahawks to discuss his first sack in the NFL, his goals for Denver's final preseason game and more.
Cooper: 'I'm out here playing football for the NFL, something I've dreamed about since I was a little kid'
OLB Jonathon Cooper discusses his strip sack vs. the Seahawks, what it meant to be back on the field and learning from Von Miller and Bradley Chubb.
#DENvsSEA: Jonathan Cooper gets Broncos' third sack of the game on fourth-and-15
LB Jonathan Cooper gets a sack on fourth-and-15, Denver's third sack of the night against the Seahawks.
#DENvsSEA: Jonathon Cooper strip-sacks Seahawks QB Alex McGough for Broncos takeaway
OLB Jonathon Cooper strip-sacks Seahawks quarterback Alex McGough for a huge Broncos takeaway.
'We need you to come here and work every day': Broncos' Day 3 picks get 'The Call'
The Broncos' six selections on Day 3 of the NFL Draft get "The Call" from George Paton and Vic Fangio.
'The feeling is surreal': OLB Jonathon Cooper smiles big after being drafted
New Broncos outside linebacker Jonathon Cooper meets with the media to discuss what it means to be drafted by the Broncos, his excitement to work with Von Miller and Bradley Chubb and more.
Steve Atwater announces Broncos' seventh-round selection of Jonathon Cooper in 2021 draft
Hall of Famer Steve Atwater announces Denver Broncos' selection of Ohio State Buckeyes outside linebacker Jonathon Cooper in Round 7 of the 2021 NFL Draft with the No. 239 overall pick.
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COOPER AT A GLANCE:
- An outside linebacker who played 45 games (25 starts) during his collegiate career at Ohio State (2016-20), collecting 75 tackles (44 solo), 10 sacks (66 yds.), two pass breakups, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.
- Selected as an all-Big Ten honoree on two occasions, including third-team recognition in 2020.
- Became the first player in Ohio State history to wear the "Block O" jersey which is given to the player who best represents the legacy of former Buckeye Bill Willis and exhibits selfless, player-driven leadership qualities.
- Started all eight games played in 2020, tallying 24 tackles (12 solo), 3.5 sacks (29 yds.), one pass breakup and one forced fumble.
- Limited to just four games (all starts) as a true senior in 2019 before suffering a season-ending injury and electing to redshirt.
- Opened all 13 games in 2018, posting a career-high 25 tackles (14 solo) to go along with 2.5 sacks (9 yds.) and one fumble recovery.
- Tallied 15 tackles (11 solo), two sacks (17 yds.) and one fumble recovery in 14 games played in 2017.
- Appeared in six games as a true freshman, adding six tackles (2 solo) and one sack (5 yds.).
- Prepped at Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio, where he was named the state's Defensive Player of the Year while being selected to the All-USA Ohio football team as a senior.
- Selected by the Broncos in the seventh round (239th overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Mile High Morning: Richard Sherman says Pat Surtain II could have been top pick in 2022 NFL Draft
"It doesn't seem like he's intimidated by anything," Sherman said.
A Broncos rookie review: Wrapping up an impressive year from Denver's 2021 draft class
Denver's draft class found its way onto the field early and often in 2021, and it is a big reason why the Broncos' future remains bright.
Broncos add five players, including Bradley Chubb and Jerry Jeudy, to Reserve/COVID-19 list
Head Coach Vic Fangio also announced that Defensive Line Coach Bill Kollar will enter the team's COVID-19 protocols and miss Sunday's game.
Injury Report: OLBs Bradley Chubb, Jonathon Cooper among non-participants on Broncos' estimated practice report
Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (concussion), cornerback Ronald Darby (shoulder) and inside linebacker Kenny Young (concussion) were listed as non-participants for the second consecutive day.
Mile High Morning: A Broncos rookie recap from before the bye week
Six of the Broncos' 2021 draft picks have made an impact on the field already, and three undrafted rookies have made their way into games, too.
Mile High Morning: Recapping some of the best Broncos player storylines from before the bye week
These Broncos' accomplishments have made for some of the best stories of the year so far.
HC Vic Fangio talks to team, S Kareem Jackson provides perspective in wake of fatal car crash caused by Henry Ruggs III
"First and foremost, the family that lost the young lady, my heart goes out to them," Jackson said.
'He's confident and ready to go': Bradley Chubb appears set for regular season after recording sack vs. Seahawks
Plus, hear from Jonathon Cooper and DeShawn Williams about their strong performances.
'Those heart surgeries were just another obstacle in my way': After getting through 'scary' offseason, Jonathon Cooper has sights set on making Broncos' roster
A little more than two months ago, Cooper underwent a procedure that — had it not gone according to plan — could have ended his professional career before it began.
OLB Jonathon Cooper signs rookie contract
Seven of the Broncos' 2021 draft picks have now signed their rookie contracts