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Dont forget to check out the OTH Football Podcast on Spotify and YouTube! Sharpe had Brett Favre in his first of 11 Pro Bowl seasons. [109] The couple married in June 2015. Kupp does stand alone as the only player in history to record 1,900 yards and 16 touchdowns in a single season. Scan across.

Kupp's Super Bowl heroics put the finishing touches on a stellar season in which he cemented himself as one of the league's best players. He caught 22 more passes than second place Davante Adams and had 331 more yards than runner up Justin Jefferson. Kupp shortened his time in the short shuttle to 6.53s and performed positional drills for scouts and team representatives. Both players have since left Detroit, securing large paydays in Jacksonville and New York. [49], Kupp made his NFL debut in the Rams' season-opener against the Indianapolis Colts and recorded four receptions for 76 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown pass from Jared Goff, marking the first of his career during the Rams' 469 victory. Kupp is the second straight Eagles wide receiver to win the award, following Brandon Kaufman, who won the 2012 award. Even those league-leading marks were close races. Its official. [3] A two-way All-State selection, he earned first team 4A All-State honors as a defensive back and honorable mention accolades as a wide receiver from the Associated Press, as selected by sportswriters and broadcasters. In the first round of the playoffs, Kupp will face off against the Arizona Cardinals secondary headlined by Budda Baker and Byron Murphy. Ranking NFL head coach openings: Which jobs are most enticing? About 40 minutes after the Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in Super Bowl LVI and he had been named the game's Most Valuable Player, Kupp sat at a podium with son Cypress and recounted what he experienced the last time he was walking off the field of the game's grandest stage. [4], Kupp finished his prep career without a single college football scholarship offer[5] despite recording 110 catches for 2,100 yards. He is the grandson of Jake Kupp, an NFL offensive lineman, and the son of Craig Kupp, an NFL quarterback. The potential of Cooper Kupp was always on display, but the inconsistency of Jared Goff combined with Kupps previous injuries limited his potential to showcase his fullest ability. Super Bowl LVI MVP: Cooper Kupp, best season by a receiver in history, Super Bowl 2022: Cooper Kupp's agonizing TD reception gives Rams their second Super Bowl, Dead body in SoFi Stadium lake: authorities investigate possible suicide, Odell Beckham Jr. claims to have played part of the 2021 Season without an ACL. Before the AFL-NFL merger, eight players combined to accomplish the feat 12 times. Fantasy football: Is the top tier at QB worth drafting aggressively? [58] On January 6, 2018, Kupp appeared in his first career playoff game and made eight receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown as the Rams lost by a score of 2613 to the Atlanta Falcons in an NFC Wild Card Game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Let's start with receptions, in regular season, Kupp got 145 with which he fell four short of Michael Thomas' maximum total in 2019, however, adding the postseason the Rams receiver accumulated 178 (the 33 in postseason in all-time record) with which he left Thomas in second place in history with 156. Kupp finished as the league leader in receptions by 22, receiving yards by 331, and receiving touchdowns by two. Thanks for reading my Cooper Kupp article. In 2017, Marvin Jones Jr. had a career year posting over 1,100 receiving yards, while Kenny Golladay did the same two years later.

[104] His younger brother, Ketner Kupp, also played at Eastern Washington and was signed by the Los Angeles Rams as a free agent in 2019, participating in training camp and in preseason games, but was released during the final roster cutdown. In 2019, Kupp posted 1,161 receiving yards, the 12th most in the league. Kupp was born in Yakima, Washington.

Don Hutson did it five times including four years in a row from 1941 to 1944. His 12 touchdowns would have tied for the lead in 2008 and led the NFL outright in 2019. Random Ramsdom: Is Leonard Floyd among the most underrated players in the NFL. Considering he has never led the NFL in any major category, this is impressive. Cooper Kupp has hit the finish of a remarkable 2021 regular season and emerged as a triple crown winner. Kupp also broke Rams' franchise records in receptions and yards, while shattering his own previous career-high. You won't want to miss a moment of the 2022 season! Previewing the running backs heading into Rams Training Camp presented by UNIFY Financial Credit Union. With great receivers entering the NFL each season, this might be a closed group unless Kupp can maintain his ridiculous pace. Kupp is the first Eastern Washington player and first player from the Big Sky Conference to receive the award. [9], Kupp was named a consensus first-team All-American, having been honored by the four major selectors at the FCS level, consisting of the American Football Coaches Association,[10] the Associated Press,[11] The Sports Network[12] and the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

[111][112], 2021 season: Triple Crown and Super Bowl MVP, Ranked No. While Shaq Mason is slated to take over the right guard job, the left side will offer a training camp competition, likely between Aaron Stinnie and Luke Goedeke. Nonetheless, it still was one of the most impressive seasons by a wide receiver in NFL history. [82] Over the season's first three games, Kupp totaled 25 receptions for 367 yards and five touchdowns in victories for the Rams. [68] During a 2410 Week 8 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, Kupp caught seven receptions for 220 yards and a touchdown, marking the first time in his NFL career where he had over 200 yards in a single game. Tampa Bay is replacing both starting guards this season. When it was over and his vision had become reality, Kupp struggled to find words on the podium. Distraught family wants answers in Ruggs case, Cooper Kupp delivers again, this time when it mattered the most, Donald savors 'moment,' noncommittal on future, How did the Rams come back? Previewing the offensive line heading into Rams Training Camp 2022 presented by UNIFY Financial Credit Union. He was fourth in the entire NFL in red zone targets behind leaders Davante Adams, Larry Fitzgerald, and Dez Bryant who were tied with 20 red zone targets each. Kupps historic season will not be forgotten anytime soon.

Scroll down to the 2021 row. Through 10 games, Kupp does have a lead in all three categories.

For Rices dominance at the receiver position, it seems strange that the G.O.A.T. [5], He was also a three-year letter winner in basketball. Rice led the league in yards and touchdowns while Sharpe finished second in both. [4], Kupp attended Eastern Washington University, where he signed to play for coach Beau Baldwin's Eastern Washington Eagles football team in 2012 and redshirted that year. The Week 14 Monday night showdown in Arizona was one of Kupps best games of the year, bouncing back against the Cardinals' secondary. The Buccaneers are signing former Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants tight end Kyle Rudolph to a one-year deal, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday night. Cooper Kupp is the triple crown leader of all receivers in the National Football League. The same season, he received the Offensive Player of the Year Award and was the MVP of Super Bowl LVI. His time with Calvin Johnson peaked in 2012 when a 27-year-old Johnson broke the all-time receiving yards record with an absurd 1,964-yard season. [60], Kupp was named a starting wide receiver in 2018 along with Robert Woods and offseason acquisition Brandin Cooks.

He was also named to the first team All-Big Sky Conference for the second straight year as a wide receiver while also earning third team honors as punt returner. Barnwell on a defensive adjustment, Kupp's takeover and more, Covered Rams for nine years for stlouisrams.com, Previously covered University of Missouri football, Member of Pro Football Writers of America. [72] He was ranked 89th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2020. Before the final touchdown, Kupp drew three straight penalties -- a defensive holding, a defensive pass interference and an unnecessary roughness -- to set up the final score. Sharpe beat out Andre Rison by 15 catches and two touchdowns. Moreover, Kupp's touchdown catch against the 49ers on Sunday made him the only player in NFL history to tally 1,900 receiving yards and 16 receiving touchdowns in a single season. Random Ramsdom: Is Matt Gay a top 5 kicker in the NFL? Samuel has a game in hand, but his yards per game are 5.3 yards lower than Kupp. The second touchdown capped a drive in which Kupp, with the help of Stafford and some savvy tweaks from Rams coach Sean McVay, took over the game. Can Jameis Winston Be The Guy in New Orleans. Cooper Kupp sets franchise single-season record for receptions, Aaron Donald and Cooper Kupp named to 2022 Pro Bowl, Cooper Kupp surpasses 5,000 career receiving yards. It takes a perfect storm to be a member of the receiving triple crown club. [83] Kupp was held to season lows in receptions (five) and yardage (64) in the Rams' 37-20 loss to the visiting Arizona Cardinals, but he bounced back with a seven catches for 92 yards in a 26-17 win at Seattle. For instance, Rice only led the NFL in catches twice: 1990 and 1996. [4] Three weeks after the final game of his senior season, he received his first scholarship offer to play for Eastern Washington, followed shortly thereafter by an offer from Idaho State. [76] He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Rams on December 29, 2020, which forced him out of Week 17. The Carolina Panther was stuck in an average passing offense (17th in yards) while Rice and Sharpe were in top-10 passing attacks. [37] He attempted all of the combine drills, but opted to skip the bench press and broad jump. The Los Angeles Rams player added unique numbers in the 2021 season.

The team placed the TE on the physically unable to perform list due to a quad injury, per Dan Salomone of the team's official website. Funnily enough, Rice had a pair of seasons that beat out both of his league-leading seasons. Joined former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana as the only players to win Offensive Player of the Year and Super Bowl MVP in the same season. Though the Rams lost to the 49ers in overtime on Sunday, Kupp was still stellar to the tune of seven catches for 118 yards and a touchdown. Kupp is only the fourth player since 1970 to achieve the rare feat, joining Jerry Rice (San Francisco 49ers, 1990), Sterling Sharpe (Green Bay Packers, 1992) and the last player previous to Kupp to claim a triple crown, Steve Smith (Carolina Panthers, 2005). Unidad Editorial Informacin Deportiva, S.L.U. He has not been the most consistent touchdown scorer, but he does have four games with two touchdowns. Concluding our series of updates on players new to the Rams roster in 2022, theRams.com examines rookie offensive tackle A.J. All rights reserved. [41] Kupp was the seventh wide receiver drafted in 2017 and became the second highest pick in Eastern Washington's school history, only behind Michael Roos who was taken by the Tennessee Titans in the 2005 NFL Draft (second round, 41st overall). The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. He also edged out Michael Irvin by 65 yards, just four per game over a full season. With these numbers it is clear, Cooper Kupp's 2021 season (including playoffs), without a doubt, is, at least statistically, the best of all time for a receiver in the NFL.

"Whatever it is, I just want to execute my job to the best of my ability," Kupp said. [4], Kupp was a unanimous first-team All-Columbia Basin Big Nine League wide receiver and defensive back at Davis. In his fifth season after being drafted in the third round, 69th overall, out of Eastern Washington, the Los Angeles Rams weapon is the best at his position and statistically it wasnt even close. He recorded three games with at least 100 yards. [42][43] He was reunited with Eastern Washington teammate Samson Ebukam after the Rams selected him in the fourth round (125th overall). [12], On January 9, 2014, Kupp was honored by the College Football Performance Awards with the 2013 FCS Wide Receiver Award. [71] Kupp's ten receiving touchdowns tied with Mark Andrews for the second most in the NFL in 2019. Of the 11 players drafted by the Rams in 2018, only three still remain on the roster. It would be cool, though.". Kupp's 73 receiving touchdowns also rank first in FCS history, passing the 58 touchdowns that New Hampshire's David Ball caught from 20032006.[21]. If a random player has the best season of his career, you might be out of luck. Sterling Sharpes 1993 feats made him one of just nine wide receivers to have a pair of 100/1,000/10 seasons. It was Kupps lowest total in both yards and catches on the season. 89 in the NFL Top 100 Players of 2020, "NFL Draft: Cooper Kupp Poised to Make NFL History", "Davis grad, EWU All-American Cooper Kupp picked in third round of the NFL draft by Dinklebiggets", "How Cooper Kupp went from no college offers to several college records", "Adams and Kupp take top Big Sky honors, 25 Eags named All-Conference", "AFCA Honors T.J. Lee III and Cooper Kupp on Prestigious All-America Team", "In the FCS Huddle: FCS All-America team shines on star power", "Eastern Washington, two wins from national title, has two players atop football All-American list", "Vernon Adams and Cooper Kuff Receive Top Honors from College Performance Awards", "Adams, Arias, Robertson invited to Payton announcement", "Eastern Washington's Cooper Kupp wins Walter Payton Award", "Cooper Kupp says he'll be back at EWU for senior season", "Cooper Kupp has replicated his dominance at FCS level against NFL competition", "Cooper Kupp Captures FCS Walter Payton Award", "EWU's Kupp selected STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year", "Eastern Washington's Cooper Kupp wins Jerry Rice Award as top frosh", "Cooper Kupp Repeats as offensive player of the year", "AP FCS All-America Team: E Washington WR Kupp goes 4 for 4", "Walter Camp 2016 Football Championship Subdivision All-America Team", "Kupp Selected as Eastern's First-Ever Three-Time Academic All-American", "Flying High: A Bevy Of EWU Players Among The Best In The Big Sky Conference", "2016 Eastern Washington University Football Fact Book", "Cooper Kupp among Senior Bowl players making 1st-round push", "Former Eastern Washington stars chase NFL dreams on Pro Day", "Cooper Kupp Draft and Combine Prospect Profile", "Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington, WR, 2017 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football", "East.

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