‘I Don’t Take It Lightly’: LA Rams WR Cooper Kupp Reacts to His First Ever All-Pro Selection After Incredible Season

The Pro Bowl has generated a lot of buzzes this season. On Wednesday, the NFL announced its 2021 All-Pro Team. We saw some names return, and we also saw some deserving players miss out. But for the Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp, it is the first time.  

The WR definitely deserves the honor of being selected in the Pro Bowl. After a very successful 2021 season, the fans could not help but agree more. The humble Cooper Kupp does not take this for granted. After being named to the first team, Kupp took the opportunity to thank the coaches and everybody around him.  

The impressive career of Cooper Kupp

The Los Angeles Rams selected Cooper Kupp in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft. Kupp was already a well-established star in college. Kupp made his debut in the Week 1 game against the Indianapolis Colts. He made four interceptions for 76 yards. He also made an 18-yard touchdown. The Rams won that game 46-9. Kupp received a spot in the PFWA All-Rookie Team in 2017. 

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The 2021 season is where Cooper Kupp truly shined. Every time the wide receiver stepped on the field this season, it was a classic. Kupp led in three categories. He made 145 catches, 16 touchdowns, and 1,947 yards. Kupp also made the most yards from scrimmage in an NFL season by any wide receiver since 2012. With 1,965 yards, the Rams receiver surpassed Calvin Johnson’s record. All of these achievements landed Cooper Kupp in a much deserving All Team Pro spot.   

Kupp overwhelmed by the All-Pro honor 

After learning that he had made it to the Pro Bowl first team, Cooper Kupp was overjoyed. Kupp says that he cherishes this honor.

In an interview, he said, “I mean it’s an extraordinary honor,” Kupp adds, “I have so much respect for the guys around this league that are just very good football players. So just to be on that list, to be named to that team is an extraordinary honor, I don’t take it lightly, and you know it’s, as I touched on before, you know it truly, it takes a team to make those kind of things happen so I’m very thankful to be a part of the group that I am.” Cooper also thanked his coaches and everybody that has helped him throughout his career.

“It’s an extraordinary honor. I don’t take it lightly.”

@CooperKupp on being named to his first All-Pro Team. pic.twitter.com/RuRC6AGRLu

— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) January 15, 2022

 

What do you think about his selection to the Pro Bowl? Did he deserve it according to you?

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