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Cooper's Crazy Catches

Posted Dec 5, 2013


Wide receiver Riley Cooper was asked on Tuesday about his amazing one-handed catch and spin move from Sunday's win over Arizona. Quarterback Nick Foles threw the ball to the wide-open Cooper too high, but the 6-foot-2 Cooper was able to get in the air and snatch the ball out of the air. Cooper didn't think his catch was such a big deal.

"It was all right. The ball came to me and I made a play," Cooper said. "That's what we get paid to do, right?"

Foles was so impressed that he said it should be the wallpaper image on Cooper's phone. Cooper thought that his one-handed touchdown grab against Dallas last season was more impressive. On that play, Cooper jumped up over rookie cornerback Morris Claiborne to make the catch. It's one thing to have a height advantage, but Cooper is learning to utilize it this season.

Cooper has started all 12 games this season and has registered career highs in catches (34), yards (640) and touchdowns (7).

"When you're in the game every play, you get a flow for the game," Cooper said. "You're blocking, you're catching, you're doing all of those things. It really helps you get in that groove of the game. It's fun, though."

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