Calvert Hall 2018 Wide Receiver Chris Cooper is ready to go out and show people that the Cardinals are contenders in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A-conference.
Cooper had a terrific junior season, catching 52 balls, 8 for touchdowns for a total of 1,072 yards.
Last season, Calvert Hall went 7-5, 2-4 in Conference. But the Cardinals ended the season on a high, by defeating arch nemesis, Loyola Blakefield 40-21, on Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl at M&T Bank Stadium. Cooper had a touchdown reception for 57-yards and he showed off his quickness as he rushed for a 43-yard score.
Coach Donavan Davis, who just won his 100th career game, is poised to lead the 2017 Calvert Hall squad into a big season. The Cardinals host Public school powerhouse Dundalk on Saturday night.
Peace: How does it feel to have football season back?
Chris: It feels great for football to be back. We finished last season on a high note beating Loyola in the Turkey Bowl, and we carried all of that momentum into the summer and we plan on carrying it into this season
Peace: When did you begin playing football ?
Chris: I started playing football at the age of 5 for the Colts.
Peace: Who are some of the players you look up to as role models?
Chris: I look up to Odell Beckham, I feel like his work ethic is second to none and I’ve always felt hard work will get you results and he has shown that. Also I look up to Marvin Harrison, who is my favorite receiver ever. The way he carried himself on and off the field, and his route running are things I try to emulate.
Peace: What is it like playing football for Coach Davis at Calvert Hall?
Chris: Playing for Coach Davis is amazing, there’s no other Coach I’d rather play for. He’s one guy I can truly say cares about each and every one of his players. He not only puts us in the best position to be successful on the field, but he prepares us for life after football which he feels like is way more important than any wins and losses. He truly wants to make men out of us and holds us to a high standard in order to do that.
Peace: Where do you see yourself playing college football?
Chris: I see myself playing somewhere at the D1 FCS level. Recruitment has been pretty slow because of my size but I think it should pic up soon.
Peace: What are the goals for the Cardinals this season?
Chris: Our goal going into every season is to win the championship. We feel like we have more than enough talent and work ethic to accomplish that goal.
Peace: Chipotle or Qdoba?
Chris: Easily Chipotle, best burritos in the world
Peace: Who are you currently listening to on your playlist?
Chris: Drake, Kodak, and Tay K are who i’ve been listening to lately.
Peace: What is it like playing in the MIAA A conference?
Chris: Playing in the MIAA is tough, you know you’re getting some of the best football on the East Coast lined up across from you week in and week out. I enjoy the competition though, and you meet and become friends with lots of guys who are big time d1 guys and some may even play on Sundays
Peace: What makes you a threat on the field?
Chris: I feel like my quickness is what makes me so dangerous. I have pretty good straight-line speed but I feel like my lateral quickness is unmatched by anyone. My quickness in my route running is what i feel allows me to be open so much, not just so much my speed.
Thanks Again Chris!