Brandin Cooks popularly known by fans and supporters as Cookie is an active American football player who plays as a Wide Receiver for National Football League (NFL) team, Los Angeles Rams. Being young, well built, full of life with a sturdy figure, Brandin Cooks has shown his abilities to the world as one of the top players in the game from time to time. Since 2014 when his career began till date, his unique style of play has earned him the admiration of fans and made him one of the most elite stars in the sports with astounding prospects. In this Brandin Cooks biography facts, childhood, career, net worth and personal life, we review the life of the top American football/NFL star.
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Brandin Cooks Biography Facts, Age, Nickname, Family, Wife, Zodiac
- Full Name: Brandin Tawan Cooks
- Nickname: Cookie
- Born: September 25, 1993 (age 26 years)
- Place of Birth: Stockton, California
- Nationality: American
- Height: 1.78m
- Weight: 84kg
- Education: Lincoln High School, Stockton, California; Oregon State University
- Occupation: American Football Player
- League: NFL
- Current Team: Los Angeles Rams
- Position: Wide Receiver
- NFL Draft: 2014 (Round 1; Pick 20) by the Oakland Raiders
- Jersey Number: #12
- Playing Career: 2014–date
- Net Worth: $14 million
- Parents: Worth Cooks Sr. (father)*, Andrea Cooks (mother)
- Siblings: Fred Cooks (brother), Worth Cooks Jr. (brother), Andre Cooks (brother).
- Wife: Briannon Lepman (married 2018)
- Children: N/A
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
Brandin Cooks Childhood Story & Early Life
On the 25th of September, 1993, Brandin Cooks was born in Stockton, California, a town where he was raised along with his three brothers by their mother, Andrea Cooks after the death of his father, Worth Cooks.
With a number of outstanding performances through all his years in high school at Lincoln High School, Stockton, California, Brandin Cooks was highly rated while playing football during his teenage years. However, he decided to further his education in college at the Oregon State University where he played his college football.
Brandin Cooks College Career & Highlights
Whilst studying at Oregon State University, Brandin Cooks played college football and achieved a lot of successes during his playtime. Of which were individual records and collective team awards and honours. From 2011-13, Brandin Cooks played in the college football team playing a vital role in a team which made a mark in the Oregon University and generally in college football. At the end of the 2012-13 season, Cooks was announced as the winner of the Fred Biletnikoff Award. He is the second ever to claim the award in the University as well as winning the Consensus All-American award of 2013.
Into the 2013-14 season, he stated that he would enter the NFL Draft whilst forfeiting his last year in college. Apart from the Biletnikoff Award and the Consensus All-American award he as well won the 2013 Hawaii Bowl Championship, All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention (2012).
Brandin Cooks Professional/NFL Career & Highlights
New Orleans Saints (2014–17)
At the Round 1; Pick 20 of the 2014 NFL Draft, Brandin Cooks was picked by the New Orleans Saints. Later, he signed a contract of four years with the NFL side. Cooks made his professional debut against Atlanta Falcons with an astonishing performance even though his side lost the game. As the season progressed he continued to display a series of wonderful performances, making the debut season of his NFL career a success.
During his sophomore season in 2015, Brandin Cooks commenced as the starter in the wide receiver position for New Orleans Saints. As regards catches, touchdowns and yard counts, Branding Cooks led on a team level in all areas.
Unlike many other excessively fostered young players that don’t live up to expectations, Cooks fitted to the brand of player he portrayed the season before with another season of beautiful feats in the 2016 season.
New England Patriots (2017–18)
New England Patriots traded Brandin Cooks from New Orleans Saints in 2017 while he made his debut six months later in September, against Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL Kickoff Game. That season the team finished as the 1st seed in the AFC as Cooks helped the team with another beautiful execution by winning the AFC Championship and the Super Bowl.
Los Angeles Rams (2018–present)
After just one season with the Patriots, Brandin Cooks was traded for the second time in two years to Los Angeles Rams on a five year deal.
Against Oakland raiders, Cooks made his first appearance for Los Angeles Rams. With progress, he also helped LA Rams to finish 2nd seed for the NFC. Los Angeles Rams then won against New Orleans Saints, in the NFC Championships but lost to New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, meeting both his former teams in the finals. For his worth, he is rated among the highest-paid Wide receivers in the NFL.
Brandin Cooks Net Worth, Salary, Endorsement, Sponsorship
In 2018, his five year deal with Los Angeles Rams noted a $37.5 million extension. Approximately, Brandin Cooks Net worth is about $14 million with a $500,000 endorsement deal. Rated by Forbes, Brandin Tawan Cooks is the #98 in the 1st 100 Celebrities in 2019. Cooks has also signed sponsorship deals with Kumho Ind. Co. Ltd., Reebook, Fanatics and Bose.
Brandin Cooks Personal life & Trivia
In July 2018, Brandin Cooks exchanged marital vows with his long term girlfriend Briannon Lepman and they have since been together.
Brandin is the youngest of all four boys had by his parents. Due to the death of their father, the boys struggled past a turbulent life while growing. From his eldest brother Fred, who started working after their father’s death to Worth Jr, who couldn’t complete his high school after becoming a father at a juvenile age to Andre who was a regular convict, Brandin’s life could not have been much better.
According to him, his motivation to become better comes from the joy he derives by making his family proud. Nevertheless, he continues to appreciate the love shown to him by his family although they never had a fairy tale beginning.
Brandin Cooks is a Christian by religious faith.
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