Stony Brook alum signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Stony Brook University alumnus Chris Cooper has found a new home in the NFL.

The defensive back signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this month just ahead of training camp, according to a report.

Cooper, who has spent time with the Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals, Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos, entered the NFL in 2018 as an undrafted free agent.

The 5-foot-10, 202-pounder from Mount Vernon, N.Y. will be playing alongside fellow SBU alum defensive back Augie Contressa. Contressa, from Commack, signed with the Buccs this offseason.

As a Seawolf, Cooper played safety and recorded 127 total tackles and four interceptions in three seasons.

Watch his highlights from 2019-20 season with the Falcons below.

other Seawolves in the NFL

Below is a list of other players who have played for SBU vying for NFL roster spots this season:

  • Offensive lineman Timon Parris: Miami Dolphins
  • Offensive lineman Tyrone Wheatley Jr.: Chicago Bears
  • Tight end Connor Davis: Cleveland Browns
  • Defensive lineman Sam Kamara: Chicago Bears
  • Defensive back Augie Contressa: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Defensive back TJ Morrison: Las Vegas Raiders
  • Defensive back Gavin Heslop: Seattle Seahawks

Top: Instagram photo of Chris Cooper in a Stony Brook University t-shirt.