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Tracking former UF athletes through their professional sports careers

Cooper pushed to spread his wings now with Eagles

When he finally got his time to shine, “Sunshine” did just that. It was a painstaking wait for Philadelphia receiver Riley Cooper, but it happened in Week 11 when he got his first start of the season. The Eagles had a big game against the NFC East-rival Giants with Vince Young filling in for Michael Vick at quarterback and Cooper stepping in for second option Jeremy Maclin. Cooper finished with a team-high 12 targets and had 5 catches for 75… Read More »

Harvin, Peterson putting injuries, losses behind them

Last Monday, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier was pleasantly surprised when he heard from one of his injured stars who just landed in Minnesota. It was Memorial Day, and it was also Percy Harvin’s 24th birthday. But the dynamic receiver — still recovering from shoulder surgery in April and not able to practice — was reporting to work anyways. There’s simply no time to celebrate anything in Minnesota. Not with the franchise hoping to bounce back from two straight dismal seasons… Read More »