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Tuswani Copeland 30

Tuswani  Copeland


Lawton, Okla.

High School:
MacArthur HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175




Defense Shines In Spring Football Scrimmage

Redshirt sophomore Shawn Oakman had two of team's eight sacks.


Baylor, SMU Postgame Notes

Baylor 59, SMU 24


Baylor, SMU Postgame Notes

Baylor 59, SMU 24


Football Preps for Season Opener With Hour-Long Scrimmage

Senior QB Nick Florence completed for 20-of-25 passes for 216 yards and a TD.


Football Kicks Off Spring Drills

Tuesday's workout first of 15 spring practices.

Fifth-year senior defensive back... Special teams veteran with experience on both sides of ball... Moved back to defense during 2014 spring drills... Broad jump measured at 10 feet, 5.5 inches.

2013 (Junior): Did not see action during junior season as receiver, missed first five games rehabbing from Achilles' tendon injury, did not dress for final eight games (coach's decision)... Moved to inside receiver from defensive back in spring 2013 prior to injury.

2012 (Sophomore): Played in nine of 13 games as sophomore... Earned first collegiate letter... Played primarily on special teams, saw action as reserve cornerback in three of nine games played... Totaled two tackles (one solo) on season... Made collegiate debut in season-opening win over SMU, also made career-first tackle... Played snaps at cornerback in win over Sam Houston State in game two... Played exclusively on special teams in six of final seven games played... Made solo tackle in win over Kansas in eighth game... Did not play over season's final three games (coaches decision)... Missed 2012 spring drills rehabbing knee injury.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Suffered a torn-ACL injury in fall drills and did not see any game action... In battle for starting position prior to injury.

2010 (True Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor and participated on practice squad, redshirted to retain eligibility... Dressed for two games but did not see game action.

High School: Athletic defensive back/receiver in high school, also excelled at track and field... Finished prep career at MacArthur High School in Lawton, Okla., under head coach Brett Manning... Military brat attended various schools... Rated the No. 26 athlete in Oklahoma by and listed among state's top 50 recruits by Participated in 2009 Oklahoma Coaches Association All-Star game following senior season at MacArthur... Totaled 38 receptions for 635 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior in 2009, including an eight-game scoring streak... In playoff loss to eventual state champ Carl Albert, had three catches for 120 yards and two TDs, including 85-yard scoring reception... Moved to Oklahoma from Fort Mead, Md., after father, Rodney Copeland, retired from military... Played wide receiver and defensive back for Meade High School as junior in 2008... Led head coach Mike Hayde's Meade squad to a 12-2 record and state runner-up finish... Named honorable mention Big School All-State and first-team coach's All-Anne Arundel County as defensive back in 2008... Selected to play wide receiver at Maryland Crab Bowl High School All-Star Game following junior season... Accomplished track athlete, credited with time of 48.8 in 400 meters, 22-foot long jump and 6 foot, 6 inch high jump.

Personal: Son of Rodney and Renea Copeland... Full name is Tuswani Asante Copeland... Born May 13, 1992, in Houston, lived in Miami and Topeka, Kan., as well as Baltimore... Majoring in general studies.


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