Ralph Cooper Wants To Prove Doubters Wrong Premium Story

Ralph Cooper (Jack Lyman)
Ralph Cooper (Jack Lyman)
By Jack Lyman
InsideIllini.com staff
Date: Oct 4, 2011

The Fighting Illini football team is known historically for linebackers, including the great Dick Butkus. Some of their best have been short of stature but long on determination and instincts. Freshman Ralph Cooper wasn't highly recruited due to lack of height, but he has the makings of a standout inside linebacker. He is already seeing playing time as a freshman.

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