Athletic performer who has played wide receiver, defensive back and returned kicks his first three seasons at UAB ... prior to 2004 spring practice, Cook was moved to secondary and has held backup role throughout most of the 2004 season ... moved back to receiver for 2005 spring practice ... has four career blocked punts at UAB.
2004: Backup at cornerback for UAB ... also saw special teams duty ... was in on nine tackles during the season ... had season-high three stops against Baylor in season opener ... also had a pair of tackles in win over TCU ... contributed one pass breakup.
2003: Started three of the season's first four games for the Blazers ... finished the year with 12 receptions -- fourth-best on team -- for 152 yards ... played in all 12 games for UAB ... caught 11 passes in season's first four games but only had one over the final eight games of the campaign ... caught a season-high four passes for 55 yards in contest vs. Troy State ... had three receptions for 48 yards vs. Southern Miss ... had a season-long 26-yard reception against Southern Miss ... named Conference USA Special Teams Player-of-the-Week following his performance against Army when he blocked a pair of Black Knight punts, the second one recovered by teammate Dominique Cosper, for a UAB touchdown ... tied for fourth nationally in kicks blocked with three (all punts) ... second on team in kick return yardage with 247 on 13 returns (19.0 average).
2002: Finished season as third-leading receiver (in receptions) with 17 catches for 176 yards (10.4 avg.) and one TD ... made 13 of his 17 catches in last six games of season ... caught season-best six passes (49 yards) in contest at Tulane ... played in all 12 games during season and started a pair (Tulane and Southern Miss) ... also grabbed three receptions for 49 yards against Memphis, including season-long 42-yard reception ... had four catches in road game at Louisville ... caught 26-yard touchdown pass in Blazers' Nov. 16 victory over East Carolina ... also scored TD against Pittsburgh when he returned blocked punt 15 yards for the first points of the game ... also saw action as kickoff return specialist as he returned nine kicks for 21.9 average.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was an outstanding player at Huffman High School in metro Birmingham area ... regarded as excellent prospect coming out of prep ranks ... recorded 862 receiving yards and six touchdowns as senior ... named to The Birmingham News "Best of the Rest" team ...helped lead team to 13 consecutive victories and Class 6A state semifinals in 2001 ... coached by Curtis Coleman ... also participated in basketball and track ... was captain of football and track teams.
PERSONAL: Born May 25, 1984 at Birmingham, Ala. ... son of Sarita and Lanier Cook ... major is communication studies.