Omar Cook (American football)

Omar Cook (born March 24, 1992) is an American actor and former American footballdefensive back. He played college football at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, graduating in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication.

American football player and actor (born 1992)

Omar Cook
Omar Robert Cook, Jr.

(1992-03-24) March 24, 1992 (age 29)

Alma mater Southern University
  • Actor
Years active 2017–present

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Cook played for the Southern Jaguars from 2010 to 2013. He redshirted his first year and earned a starting spot in his senior season. After three coaching changes, Cook emerged as a senior for Southern earning a scholarship and started all 13 games to include the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Championship. He recorded 77 total tackles (Ranked #1 on the team for defensive backs), tallied 45 solo tackles (tied for #2 on team), 1.5 tackles for loss, had 3 interceptions (Tied for #1 on team), 6 passes defensed, forced 1 fumble and recovered 2 fumbles. Notably, his final interception came at a crucial period of the nationally televised (ESPN) SWAC Championship game against Jackson State University. Cook was selected to the 2014 FCS National Bowl All-Star game as a starting defensive back where he tallied 2 tackles, a pass breakup and a key red zone interception.


Omar Cook
Position: Safety
Personal information
Born: (1992-03-24) March 24, 1992 (age 29)
Riverside, California
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: University High School
College: Southern
Undrafted: 2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • FCS National Bowl Selection (2014)
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Champion (2013)
Career IFL statistics
Tackles: 210
Tackles for Loss: 6
Pass breakups: 27
Interceptions: 4

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