Cooper Helfet

Cooper Helfet

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Helfet in 2015
No. 84Oakland Raiders
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-06-02) June 2, 1989
Place of birth: Kentfield, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 239 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school: Redwood (CA)
College: Duke
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Practice squad
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2015
Receptions: 25
Receiving yards: 315
Receiving touchdowns: 2
Player stats at

Cooper Helfet (born June 2, 1989) is an American football tight end for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at Duke.

Early years

Helfet attended Redwood High School, where he played football, basketball, and lacrosse. As a senior, he recorded 42 receptions for 811 yards and earned first team all-conference honors.[1] He was lightly recruited by college football scouts, only receiving attention from FCS football programs including the University of San Diego and various Ivy League programs. However, he committed to Johns Hopkins University on a full lacrosse scholarship.

College career

Johns Hopkins University

Helfet accepted a full lacrosse scholarship to Johns Hopkins University, where he played lacrosse for the Blue Jays in the fall of 2007. After one semester at Johns Hopkins, Helfet transferred to Santa Rosa Junior College with hopes of pursuing a football career.

Santa Rosa Junior College

Helfet started his collegiate career at Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa, California. He was one of the very few junior college players ever to transfer to Duke University.

Duke University

In his junior year (first season at Duke), he was named as an honorable mention All-ACC. In his senior season, he was among the players named to the 33-member watch list for the John Mackey Award.[1] He was selected to the pre-season All-ACC by both Lindy's Sports second team and Athlon Sports third team also prior to his senior season.[1][2]

Professional career

Seattle Seahawks

On May 16, 2012, he signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent. On August 31, he was released. On January 17, 2013, he re-signed with the Seahawks to a futures contract.[3] On August 31, 2013, he was released. On September 2, 2013, he was signed to the practice squad. On February 5, 2014, he was signed to a reserve/future contract.[4]

Oakland Raiders

On October 11, 2016, Helfet was signed by the Oakland Raiders.[5]


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