Chris Cooley- Wiki, Age, Ethnicity, Wife, Height, Net Worth, Career

Chris Cooley

Chris Cooley is a former professional American football player who spent time with the Washington Redskins (NFL). Furthermore, Chris Cooley is a tight end who played college football for Utah State University. Furthermore, he was selected by the Redskins in the third round of the 2004 NFL draft.

Quick Facts

Full Name:Chris Cooley
Born Date:11 Jul 1982
Age:42 years
Profession:American former NFL Player, Analyst
Height:6 feet 3 inches (1.91m)
Marital Status:divorce
DivorceAngela Cooley, Christy Oglevee
Net Worth$8 million
Eye Colorbrown
Hair Colorbrown
Birth PlacePowell, Wyoming,
EducationUtah State University
FatherKen Cooley
MotherNancy Cooley
Kids1 daughter

Chris Cooley Biography

Christopher Ken Cooley, better known as Chris Cooley, was born on July 11, 1982, in Powell, Wyoming, USA. He is currently 42 years old and of American nationality. Furthermore, he was born under the sign of Cancer and is a devout Catholic. In terms of his parents, he is the son of Ken Cooley (father) and Nancy Cooley (mother) (mother). Chris’s parents divorced during his school years. In addition, his mother relocated from Utah a few years ago and now teaches business at Briar Woods High School in Ashburn. His father, Ken, on the other hand, owns an auto-body shop in his hometown of Wyoming.

Chris Cooley Education And Early Career

In terms of academics, he graduated from Logan High School in Logan, Utah. He received awards for outstanding performance in football, wrestling, and baseball while in high school. He had a fantastic senior football season as a tight end, catching 45 passes for 625 yards.

He also had eight sacks and numerous defensive tackles. Along with baseball, he was an excellent wrestler, finishing his senior year with a 54-0 record. He competed in the state competition and won the title, as well as All-America honors. In addition, by the time he graduated from Utah State University, he had 95 receptions for 1,255 yards. During his senior year, he led the NCAA in tight end receptions. He was inducted into the Utah State University Athletics Hall of Fame for his outstanding performance and hard work.

Chris Cooley Height And Weight

Chris Cooley is approximately 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs approximately 110 kg. Furthermore, he has brown eyes and brown hair.

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He was chosen 81st overall by the Washington Redskins in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. The team used him more in the final eight games of the 2004 season than they did in the first half of the season. The Redskins used him a lot more in the final eight games of the 2004 season than they did in the first half of the season. During his first NFL season, he scored six touchdowns and had 37 receptions for 314 yards for the Redskins. In addition, they had caught three passes of more than twenty yards in the game, resulting in twenty-three first downs. At the end of the season, he averaged 8.5 yards per catch.

In 2005, he had a breakout season as a receiver, catching 71 passes for 774 yards and seven touchdowns, three of which came against the Dallas Cowboys, breaking the Redskins franchise record for tight end receptions in a single season. Because Chris was on his opponent’s fantasy football team, those three touchdowns cost him the fantasy football playoff game.

He led all NFC tight ends in fan voting for the annual Pro Bowl with 422,314 votes, but was not chosen after player and coach voting. Beginning in 2006, he experienced a slowdown under the play-calling of Al Saunders, the Washington Redskins’ new offensive coordinator. With only three receptions in the first two weeks, he seemed out of place in the new offensive scheme, but he grew into an important part of the Redskins offense in the weeks that followed. He had slightly lower numbers than his sophomore season, but he was still one of the game’s best tight ends.

On September 1, 2007, he signed a six-year, $30 million contract extension. On December 18, 2007, Chris Cooley was named to the 2007 Pro Bowl team, along with Redskins tackles Chris Samuels, long-snapper Ethan Albright, and late safety Sean Taylor. He set an NFL record by becoming the first tight end to score six or more touchdowns in each of his first four seasons. On October 26, 2009, Chris broke his ankle during a Monday Night Football game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Initially, he is expected to miss the rest of the 2009 season.

On October 27, 2009, he tweeted that the break might not be as long as he had feared and that he could be back in four weeks. His longest play of the season is a 66-yard touchdown. On November 30, 2009, he was officially placed on injured reserve. He played in all sixteen games of the 2010 season before undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on January 3, 2011. Furthermore, he did not participate in any preseason games because he was still recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

He only appeared in five games during the 2011 season. He broke Jerry Smith’s Week 1 record of 421 receptions against the New York Giants and became the Washington Redskins’ all-time leader in tight end receptions with 422 catches. In Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys, he filled in for Darrel Young and Mike Sellers, who were both injured, and played fullback for the first time in his career. He broke his finger against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6. On October 25, 2011, he was formally placed on injured reserve after his knee was examined again by his doctor. He was told that his knee would need to heal for another four to five weeks.

During the preseason, it was reported that his knee had fully recovered and that he had even lost 20 pounds in preparation for the 2012 season. The Redskins released him on August 28, 2012. Bruce Allen, the Redskins’ general manager, had suggested that he return to the team. After tearing his Achilles tendon and missing the entire season, Fred Davis agreed to re-sign with the Redskins on October 21, 2012. According to The Washington Post, he announced his retirement from the NFL on July 16, 2013.

On the same day, the Washington Post reported that he would join the Washington Redskins’ radio broadcast team as an analyst. He expanded his analyst role by co-hosting “Cooley & Kevin,” a morning drive time sports show on ESPN 980 in Washington, D.C., with his partner, Kevin Sheehan. However, the show will be canceled in 2018. Despite this, he has launched his podcast, “The Chris Cooley Show.” In his podcast, he discusses the Redskins and current NFL news. Similarly, he has a blog called “The Cooley Zone,” where he posts Redskins training materials.

Chris Cooley Net Worth And Awards

He was named to the Pro Bowl twice in 2007 and 2008. Furthermore, he is the all-time leader in tight end receptions for the Washington Redskins. Aside from that, he has been inducted into the Utah State University Athletics Hall of Fame. He was named first-team All-Sun Belt in 2003.

In terms of net worth, his net worth is estimated to be around $8 million as of March 2024, and he has not disclosed his salary or income in public.

Chris Cooley Wife, Marriage

He married Angela Cooley in 2002. Later, in 2005, the couple divorced. Following that, he began dating his former team’s cheerleader (Redskinnette), Christy Oglevee of the Washington Redskins. They married on May 23, 2008, in Landsdowne, Virginia. Sloane is the name of the couple’s daughter. Regrettably, the couple divorced in September 2012. As of now, there is no further information about his marriage.