1 Harold Cooper
1 Harold Cooper
Height: 5-9
Weight: 200
Year: SR
Hometown: New Haven, Conn.
High School: Hillhouse
Position: RB
Major: Human Development & Family Studies
gp 7
yds 379
yds/g 54.1
td 2

Career Honors

  • 2017 CollegeSportsMadness.com Preseason CAA Football Second Team All-Conference Team
  • 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 20 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
  • Team captain in 2016 and 2017

2017 (Senior)

  • Named a team captain for the second straight season
  • Rushed nine times for 80 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown run, at Brown (/30)
  • Rushed 10 times for 48 yards and one touchdown, caught seven passes for 21 yards and returned five kickoffs for 102 yards at New Hampshire (9/23)
  • Rushed for 80 yards, caught one pass for 41 yards and returned three kicks for 54 yards against Harvard, finishing with 175 all-purpose yards
  • Had 127 all-purpose yards, rushing for 45 yards, catching five passes for 24 yards and returning four kickoffs for 58 yards against Stony Brook (9/9)
  • Had 181 all-purpose yards at Central Michigan, rushing for 98 yards, catching three passes for 6 yards and returning two kickoffs for 77 yards - including a 58-yard return (8/31)
  • 2017 CollegeSportsMadness.com Preseason CAA Football Second Team All-Conference Team

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
Sep 9 Stony Brook L, 35-18
Sep 16 Harvard W, 17-10
Sep 23 at New Hampshire L, 28-14
Sep 30 at Brown L, 24-21
Oct 14 at Maine L, 51-27
Oct 21 Elon L, 35-34
Statistics category Overall Conf
Rushes 86 37
Yards 379 121
Yards per game 54.1 30.3
Yards per rush 4.4 3.3
Touchdowns 2 1
Fumbles 3 2
Fumbles lost 2 2
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Aug 31 at Central Michigan L, 30-27 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Stony Brook L, 35-18 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Harvard W, 17-10 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at New Hampshire L, 28-14 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Brown L, 24-21 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Maine L, 51-27 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 Elon L, 35-34 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 at Albany   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 James Madison   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Villanova   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Towson   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Aug 31 at Central Michigan L, 30-27 22 98 4.5 24 0 1 0
Sep 9 Stony Brook L, 35-18 16 45 2.8 14 0 1 1
Sep 16 Harvard W, 17-10 18 80 4.4 11 0 - -
Sep 23 at New Hampshire L, 28-14 10 48 4.8 14 1 1 1
Sep 30 at Brown L, 24-21 9 80 8.9 54 1 - -
Oct 14 at Maine L, 51-27 4 15 3.8 13 0 - -
Oct 21 Elon L, 35-34 7 13 1.9 10 0 - -
Oct 28 at Albany   - - - - - - -
Nov 4 James Madison   - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Villanova   - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Towson   - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Aug 31 at Central Michigan L, 30-27 3 6 2.0 4 0 1 0
Sep 9 Stony Brook L, 35-18 5 24 4.8 9 0 1 1
Sep 16 Harvard W, 17-10 1 41 41.0 41 0 - -
Sep 23 at New Hampshire L, 28-14 7 21 3.0 7 0 1 1
Sep 30 at Brown L, 24-21 - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Maine L, 51-27 5 56 11.2 29 0 - -
Oct 21 Elon L, 35-34 2 20 10.0 14 0 - -
Oct 28 at Albany   - - - - - - -
Nov 4 James Madison   - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Villanova   - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Towson   - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Aug 31 at Central Michigan L, 30-27 - - - - - 0
Sep 9 Stony Brook L, 35-18 - - - - - 0
Sep 16 Harvard W, 17-10 - - - - - 0
Sep 23 at New Hampshire L, 28-14 - - - - - 0
Sep 30 at Brown L, 24-21 - - - - - 0
Oct 14 at Maine L, 51-27 - - - - - 0
Oct 21 Elon L, 35-34 - - - - - 0
Oct 28 at Albany   - - - - - -
Nov 4 James Madison   - - - - - -
Nov 11 Villanova   - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Towson   - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Aug 31 at Central Michigan L, 30-27 - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Stony Brook L, 35-18 - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Harvard W, 17-10 - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at New Hampshire L, 28-14 - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Brown L, 24-21 - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Maine L, 51-27 - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 Elon L, 35-34 - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 at Albany   - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 James Madison   - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Villanova   - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Towson   - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Aug 31 at Central Michigan L, 30-27 2 77 38.5 58 0 - - - - -
Sep 9 Stony Brook L, 35-18 4 58 14.5 20 0 - - - - -
Sep 16 Harvard W, 17-10 3 54 18.0 20 0 - - - - -
Sep 23 at New Hampshire L, 28-14 5 102 20.4 27 0 - - - - -
Sep 30 at Brown L, 24-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Maine L, 51-27 5 112 22.4 31 0 - - - - -
Oct 21 Elon L, 35-34 2 16 8.0 16 0 - - - - -
Oct 28 at Albany   - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 James Madison   - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Villanova   - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Towson   - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Aug 31 at Central Michigan L, 30-27 1 98 6 - 77 181
Sep 9 Stony Brook L, 35-18 1 45 24 - 58 127
Sep 16 Harvard W, 17-10 1 80 41 - 54 175
Sep 23 at New Hampshire L, 28-14 1 48 21 - 102 171
Sep 30 at Brown L, 24-21 1 80 - - - 80
Oct 14 at Maine L, 51-27 1 15 56 - 112 183
Oct 21 Elon L, 35-34 1 13 20 - 16 49
Oct 28 at Albany   - - - - - -
Nov 4 James Madison   - - - - - -
Nov 11 Villanova   - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Towson   - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Aug 31 at Central Michigan L, 30-27 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 9 Stony Brook L, 35-18 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 16 Harvard W, 17-10 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 23 at New Hampshire L, 28-14 6 1 0 0 - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 30 at Brown L, 24-21 6 1 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 14 at Maine L, 51-27 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 21 Elon L, 35-34 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 28 at Albany   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 James Madison   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Villanova   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Towson   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Aug 31 at Central Michigan L, 30-27 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Stony Brook L, 35-18 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Harvard W, 17-10 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at New Hampshire L, 28-14 1 0 1.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Brown L, 24-21 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Maine L, 51-27 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 Elon L, 35-34 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 at Albany   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 James Madison   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Villanova   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Towson   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  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 7 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 38 1 1 100.0% 23 0.6 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 7 86 379 54.1 4.4 2 54 3 2
Total 38 461 2005 52.8 4.3 8 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 7 23 3.3 168 24.0 7.3 0 41
Total 38 75 2.0 702 18.5 9.4 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 7 - - - - - - - 0
Total 38 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2014-15 10 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 7 - - - - - - - -
Total 38 - - - - - - - -
  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 21 419 20.0 0 58 - - - - -
Total 74 1691 22.9 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 7 379 168 - 419 966 138.0
Total 38 2005 702 -2 1691 4396 115.7
  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 12 1.7 2 0 0 - - - - - - 0
Total 84 2.2 8 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 7 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Total 38 3 0 3.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 7 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
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Wins 1 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
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August 1 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
September 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 7 86 379 54.1 4.4 2 54 3 2
Conference 4 37 121 30.3 3.3 1 14 2 2
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 3 41 138 46.0 3.4 0 14 1 1
Away 4 45 241 60.3 5.4 2 54 2 1
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 1 18 80 80.0 4.4 0 11 - -
Losses 6 68 299 49.8 4.4 2 54 3 2
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August 1 22 98 98.0 4.5 0 24 1 0
September 4 53 253 63.3 4.8 2 54 2 2
October 2 11 28 14.0 2.5 0 13 - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 7 23 3.3 168 24.0 7.3 0 41
Conference 4 19 4.8 121 30.3 6.4 0 29
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 3 8 2.7 85 28.3 10.6 0 41
Away 4 15 3.8 83 20.8 5.5 0 29
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 1 1 1.0 41 41.0 41.0 0 41
Losses 6 22 3.7 127 21.2 5.8 0 29
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August 1 3 3.0 6 6.0 2.0 0 4
September 4 13 3.3 86 21.5 6.6 0 41
October 2 7 3.5 76 38.0 10.9 0 29
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 7 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 4 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 3 - - - - - - - 0
Away 4 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 1 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 6 - - - - - - - 0
-
August 1 - - - - - - - 0
September 4 - - - - - - - 0
October 2 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 7 - - - - - - - -
Conference 4 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 3 - - - - - - - -
Away 4 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 1 - - - - - - - -
Losses 6 - - - - - - - -
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August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 2 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total 21 419 20.0 0 58 - - - - -
Conference 16 288 18.0 0 31 - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 9 128 14.2 0 20 - - - - -
Away 12 291 24.3 0 58 - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 54 18.0 0 20 - - - - -
Losses 18 365 20.3 0 58 - - - - -
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August 2 77 38.5 0 58 - - - - -
September 12 214 17.8 0 27 - - - - -
October 7 128 18.3 0 31 - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 7 379 168 - 419 966 138.0
Conference 4 121 121 - 288 530 132.5
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 3 138 85 - 128 351 117.0
Away 4 241 83 - 291 615 153.8
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
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Wins 1 80 41 - 54 175 175.0
Losses 6 299 127 - 365 791 131.8
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August 1 98 6 - 77 181 181.0
September 4 253 86 - 214 553 138.3
October 2 28 76 - 128 232 116.0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 12 1.7 2 0 0 - - - - - - 0
Conference 6 1.5 1 0 0 - - - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
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Home 0 0.0 0 0 0 - - - - - - 0
Away 12 3.0 2 0 0 - - - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
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Wins 0 0.0 0 0 0 - - - - - - 0
Losses 12 2.0 2 0 0 - - - - - - 0
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August 0 0.0 0 0 0 - - - - - - 0
September 12 3.0 2 0 0 - - - - - - 0
October 0 0.0 0 0 0 - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 7 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Conference 4 1 0 1.0 .3 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 3 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 4 1 0 1.0 .3 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
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Wins 1 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 6 1 0 1.0 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
September 4 1 0 1.0 .3 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 2 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -