Cooper Rush
Cooper  Rush


Charlotte, Mich.

High School:
Lansing Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 230


Sport Management (3.86 GPA)


CMU Defeats Ohio, 27-20, to Become Bowl Eligible

QB Cooper Rush threw for 268 yards and two touchdowns in win over the Bobcats.


Chippewas Stun No. 22 Oklahoma State In Wild Finish, 30-27

Rush to Kroll to Willis wins it for CMU


Chippewas Show Their Grit in Win at Ball State

CMU wins first road game, improves to 4-4, 3-1 MAC


Central Michigan Falls Short to Syracuse 30-27 in OT

The Chippewas (1-2) were led by Cooper Rush's 430 yards passing and Ben McCord's 147 yards receiving.


Chippewas Give Bono His First Victory

Rush throws for 328 yards, three TDs to lead CMU past Monmouth


Chippewa Athletic Fund Student-Athlete Thank You

Central Michigan student-athletes thank the generosity of Chippewa Club members


Tulsa 55, Central Michigan 10

The Chippewas fall to Tulsa in the Miami Beach Bowl, on December 19, 2016.


Virginia 49, Central Michigan 35

Photos from Central Michigan @ Virginia on September 24, 2016.


USATSI Gallery - UNLV @ Central Michigan

USATSI Gallery - UNLV @ Central Michigan


Central Michigan 30, No. 22 Oklahoma State 27

Check out the USA Today photo gallery from the football game between Central Michigan and No. 22 Oklahoma State.


2015 Quick Lane Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Minnesota

Dec. 28, 2015

Ranks on CMU's career top 10 list in four categories: second in touchdown passes (67) and third in passing yards (9,354), passes completed (744) and passing attempts (1,183).

2015: [Game-by-Game] Started all 13 games … earned second team All-MAC honors … earned Academic All-MAC honors and was named a MAC Distinguished Scholar Athlete … selected a team captain … awarded the Herb Deromedi Most Valuable Player Award … completed 324 of 489 pass attempts for 3,848 yards … threw 25 touchdown passes … yardage total ranks first for a single season in CMU history … ranked 14th nationally and second in the MAC in passing yards … raned seventh nationally with 24.9 completions per game and 15th nationally in completion percentage (66.3 percent) … tied for 26th nationally, and fifth in CMU history, with 25 TD passes … his 324 completions and 489 attempts both rank second in a single season in school history … his 3,896 total yards ranked third in school history … had eight 300-yard passing games, one 400-yard passing game … tossed four TD passes vs. Western Michigan (10/10) and vs. Buffalo (10/17) … threw multiple TD passes in nine games … completed season-high 37 passes on 51 attempts for 430 yards vs. Syracuse (9/19) … threw for 349 yards, going 33-for-52, with two TD passes vs. Toledo (11/10) … completed 25 of 39 passes for 391 yards and two TDs vs. Eastern Michigan (11/27) … completed 26 of 39 attempts for 285 yards vs. Michigan State (9/26) … threw career-long 83-yard TD pass vs. Monmouth (9/12) … went 25-for-36 for 328 yards vs. Monmouth (9/12) … completed 20 of 34 for 337 yards vs. Kent State (11/18) … completed 30 of 38 for 316 yards vs. Ball State (10/24) … was 23 or 30 for 313 yards vs. Buffalo (10/17) … rushed 63 times for 48 yards … scored rushing TDs vs. Oklahoma State (9/3) and vs. Buffalo (10/17).

2014: [Game-by-Game] Started all 13 games ... named to the Division I CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team ... earned Academic All-District First Team honors ... earned Academic All-MAC honors and was named a MAC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete ... ranked second in the MAC in passing touchdowns (27), third in passing efficiency (149.6), fourth in yards per game (242.8) and fifth in total offense per game (238.9) ... ranked in the CMU single season top 10 in passing touchdowns (t-2nd, 27), passing yardage (6th, 3,157), completions (8th, 243), attempts (9th, 382) and total offense (9th, 3,106) ... had a record setting performance in the Bahamas Bowl versus Western Kentucky, finishing with a CMU-record 493 yards and seven touchdowns on 28-for-45 passing ... the seven passing touchdowns is a NCAA bowl game record ... also tied the NCAA bowl record for most TDs responsible for (7) and most points responsible for (42) and his 519 yards of total offense ranks eighth all-time ... had 291 yards against Toledo, going 24-of-31 with two touchdowns ... started off strong against NIU, going 10-for-11 for 137 yards in the first quarter before finishing 20-for-31 for 269 yards and two touchdowns ... threw a pair of TDs against Chattanooga, finishing with 173 yards passing ... had a pair of touchdown passes versus Purdue, going 11-of-16 for 172 yards ... was 17-of-27 for 233 yards and two touchdowns against Ohio ... tallied a season-high three touchdowns against Ball State, going 20-for-32 for 254 yards ... went 18-for-23 for 223 yards and one touchdown against Eastern Michigan ... was 16-for-23 for 218 yards and three touchdowns against Miami ... named CMU's Co-Offensive Player of the Year.

2013: [Game-by-Game] Received CMU Offensive Player of the Year honors ... Academic All-MAC ... played in 11 games, starting the final 10 of the season ... completed 117-of-312 passes (56.7%) for 2,349 with 15 touchdowns and 15 interceptions ... ranked fifth in the MAC in passing (213.5 ypg) and seventh in pass efficiency (126.2) ... made first career appearance in the second quarter versus New Hampshire (9/7), finishing with 326 yards on 19-of-32 passing with three touchdowns and no interceptions ... tossed the second longest touchdown pass in program history, a 97-yarder to Titus Davis in the fourth quarter in the win over UNH ... made first career start at UNLV, throwing for 265 yards on a season high 46 attempts with one touchdown ... lead CMU to upset road win over Ohio (10/12), completing 20-of-28 passes for 224 yards with three touchdowns, including the game winner, a five-yard connection with Courtney Williams with 22 seconds remaining ... threw for 271 yards and had two touchdown passes against Northern Illinois (10/19) ... passed for 284 yards and recorded first career touchdown rush, a 26-yard run in the fourth quarter at Ball State (11/6) ... totaled 231 passing yards and two touchdowns in home win over UMass (11/23).

2012: Redshirted ... named Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year.

High School: Three-year starter ... ranked No. 21 on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 ... No. 25 on Detroit News Blue Chip list ... No. 12 on the Lansing State Journal's Catch 22 list ... selected to play in 2012 MHSFCA East-West All-Star game ... led Lansing Catholic to a 13-1 record and state runner-up finish in 2011 ... also won a conference title in 2010 and qualified for the state playoffs in 2009 ... completed 242-of-362 passes (67 percent) for 4,002 yards and 48 touchdowns and ran for 756 yards and 16 scores as a senior ... 25-5 career record as a starter ... led Lansing Catholic to back-to-back 9-0 regular seasons in 2010 and 2011 ... career passing totals: 455-for-734 (62 percent), 7,248 yards and 80 touchdowns ... career rushing: 1,438 yards, 27 touchdowns ... holds Michigan high school records for touchdown passes in a quarter (5), half (7), game (8) and season (48) ... holder of 16 single-season and 20 career school records ... Gatorade Michigan Football Player of the Year and Associated Press Division 5/6 Player of the Year as a senior ... Detroit Free Press all-state first team selection as a senior ... member of the Detroit News and Lansing State Journal 2011 Dream Teams ... team captain and MVP as a senior ... three-time all-conference selection ... all-state honorable mention as a junior ... lettered three seasons in basketball and once in baseball ... basketball team captain ... carries a 3.9 grade-point average ... Lansing Catholic High School Academic Athletic Scholar ... hails from the same high school as former CMU offensive lineman Mike Repovz.

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