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William "Bud" Gordon Cooper (April 14, 1913 – August 11, 1998) played college football at Penn State for the Penn State Nittany Lions football team. After college in 1936 he became a fullback in the National Football League for the Cleveland Rams, who the played in the second American Football League.[1] When the Rams moved into the NFL in 1937, and Cooper went with them. Even though the NFL confederation gave the membership to the same team owner, this NFL franchise officially became a detach entity because only four players of the team joined the NFL that was newly launched. No personnel of the team joined the NFL league. The four players were Mike Sebastian, Stan Pincura, Harry Mattos, and Bud Cooper.[2]

Bud Cooper
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Cooper (far right) with the original Cleveland Rams players:Harry Mattos Mike Sebastian, and Stan Pincura
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Personal information
Born:(1913-04-14)April 14, 1913
Buffalo, New York
Died:August 11, 1998(1998-08-11) (aged 85)
Dallas, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:204 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Milton (PA)
College:Penn State
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR


  1. ^ Bud Cooper
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2008-12-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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