|High School:||Faith Christian|
AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.)-Enters the fall listed third at left defensive end. The position is limited on players with game experience so he has a chance to establish himself. He had a solo tackle and a quarterback hurry in the three main spring scrimmages.
2008 (Fr.-RS)-He did not see any game action but dressed for seven contests. He added 10 pounds to his frame between his first and second years in college.
2007 (Fr.)-Redshirted; practiced the entire fall at defensive end after joining the team as an invited walk-on for August drills.
HIGH SCHOOL-A three-year starter and letterman in football, he earned second-team All-State honors as a senior at defensive end, leading his team to an undefeated season and the 2A state championship. He recorded 57 total tackles (34 solo), including 12 for losses with eight quarterback sacks. He also forced a fumble, had a fumble recovery and broke up three passes on the year. As a junior, he recorded 48 tackles, including 13 for a loss and seven sacks, with a forced fumble and a recovery and three pass deflections. As a sophomore, he recorded 24 tackles, including six for losses and four sacks. Under coach Blair Hubbard, Faith Christian was 13-0 his senior season (state champs), 10-2 his junior season, and 11-2 his sophomore season (state champs). He also lettered twice in basketball (center).
ACADEMICS-He is majoring in History at Colorado.
PERSONAL-Born October 2, 1988 in Denver. His hobbies include surfing and playing basketball, and he was a competitive swimmer for eight years. His father, Mark Cooney, was a defensive tackle for Colorado from 1971-73 (recording 224 tackles, fifth-most in school history at the time, and 10 sacks) and played one season for the Green Bay Packers professionally.