Logan Cooper, a 2011 tight end from Danville, Indiana, earned $500 for his high school football program by finishing 5th in the 2010 PNL highlight video contest. Cooper signed with the University of Indianapolis. Below is his highlight video and a Q&A we did with him while the contest was ongoing:
1.) What is your favorite pre-game meal?
2.) What do you listen to before games?
3.) Do you have any game day traditions i.e. wear the same shirt under your pads every game, write things on your wrist/ankle tape, etc.?
The starting defense bleaches their hair at the beginning of each season.
4.) What’s your favorite subject in school and why?
Math…because I’ve always been good with numbers.
5.) When you’re not practicing football, what are you doing?
Listening to music, playing basketball, hanging out with my friends.
6.) Do you have a favorite play from your highlight video? If so, which one?
It would definitely be my game winning TD catch in overtime in the “Mud Bowl” against our Sagamore Conference rival Lebanon. The score was tied at 0 and I caught the game-winning TD. It was a huge win and confidence boost for the Warriors.
7.) If you win the Playnextlevel.com highlight video competition, how do you think your football program should spend the $5,000?
New uniforms for the team.
8.) What has been the most memorable moment from your football career?
A Danville Warrior football tradition is the annual “Helmet Tri-ville Trophy Game” versus our main Sagamore conference rival the Tri-West Bruins. This year’s game was also our Senior Night making it even more special. I caught 5 passes for 107 yards and a TD, 5 solo tackles, 7 tackle assists, and 2 sacks in a 55-20 win. I received the “Old Spice Player of the Game” award for my performance on both sides of the ball. The Golden helmet is back in the Danville Warriors trophy case!
9.) Who is your favorite professional athlete?
10.) What off-season activity do you think prepared you most for the football season?
Our team attended the IU team football camp this year. It was a great experience that helped bring our team together heading into the 2010 season. That along with off-season training with one of the best personal trainers in the business Matt Dugan of Dugan Sports Performance (DSP Rocks!).
Below (left to right): Chuck Cooper (father) and Logan Cooper (son)