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Untitled Document Cooper Carlisle
Offensive Tackle 6-6, 298
1995-99, 4L
McComb, MS (McComb HS)

A four-time letterwinner...Played in 45 regular season games with 30 starts for 2,309 plays...Also played in 1997 Sugar Bowl and 1998 Citrus Bowl, and started 1999 Orange Bowl and 2000 Citrus Bowl...31 career starts (19 at OT and 12 at OG)...Has played in every UF game since 1996 except the 1996 Tennessee contest...A four-time selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll (1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999)...1999 - Coaches' and Football News First-Team All-SEC selection...Associated Press Second-Team All-SEC selection...Selected to play in East-West Shrine Game and Florida All-Star Gridiron Classic...Named UF's Outstanding Offensive Lineman...Florida's most versatile offensive lineman and one of its three offensive captains...Played in and started all 12 games for 769 plays...Also started Citrus Bowl...Started at three positions during season (right tackle vs. Western Michigan, left tackle vs. UCF, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and left guard vs. LSU, Auburn, Georgia, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Florida State, Alabama (SEC Championship Game) and Citrus Bowl vs. Michigan State)...769 plays ranked second on offensive line and seventh most on team...Averaged 64.0 snaps per game, fourth-best on the offensive line...Started season opener at right tackle for the suspended Kenyatta Walker...Tied for most plays played on offense vs. Alabama with 57...Tied for most plays played on offense vs. LSU with 64...Tied for most plays played on offense vs. Georgia with 77...Tied for most plays played on offense vs. Florida State with 82...Co-recipient of UF's Leadership Award on offense this past spring...1998 - Played in each of UF's 11 regular season games with eight starts (all but The Citadel, Northeast Louisiana and Tennessee) for 554 plays... Also started Orange Bowl at left guard... Named recipient of James Kynes Award as UF's offensive lineman iron-man... Started at three different positions during year (left tackle, right guard and left guard)... Started vs. Kentucky, Alabama, LSU and Auburn at right guard, Georgia, Vanderbilt, South Carolina and Florida State at right tackle and Orange Bowl vs. Syracuse at left guard... 554 plays ranked as third-top total on offensive line...Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll... Shoulder injury late in fall camp limited his practice time and he did not start any of UF's first three games... Start at right guard vs. Kentucky was first of career at that position... Co-recipient of offensive unit's Most Consistent Award during spring... 1997 - Played in all 11 games with four starts and averaged 39.6 plays per game... Saw action in 436 total plays... Also played in Citrus Bowl... One of the squad's top three tackles who started at left tackle in four games (Southern Miss, Central Michigan, Kentucky, Auburn) with absence of Zach Piller (injuries and suspension)... 436 total plays ranked fifth-best among OL unit... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll... Saw action in 71 plays as a starter vs. Southern Mississippi... Season-high 81 plays vs. LSU... Received Dr. Lombardi GPA Award during spring... 1996 - Played in 11 games (all but Tennessee) with six starts at left tackle (Kentucky, Georgia, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Florida State, Alabama)... Also played in Sugar Bowl... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Graded out at a 77.8% average, fourth-best among UF's offensive linemen... 550 plays ranked fourth among OL unit... Saw action in a career-high 81 plays vs. Florida State... Co-recipient of the offensive squad's most improved freshman award during spring... 1995 - Was redshirted and did not see any game action... Worked primarily with the scout team at offensive tackle... Prep - Received prep All-America honors from BlueChip Illustrated... That publication named him among the top 15 offensive linemen in the southeast... USA Today honorable mention All-America honors... A first-team Mississippi all-state selection...A three-year starter on the offensive line... Selected to play in Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game... High school coach was Lee Bramlett... Also visited Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi State and Texas during the recruiting process... Personal - Born Cooper Morrison Carlisle on August 11, 1977... Parents - Todd and Carolyn Carlisle... Enjoys hunting and fishing... Brother, Will, is an offensive lineman at Tulane... Uncle, Duke Carlisle, was a standout QB at Texas who also played in the NFL... Major - Business/Finance.
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