Chris Cooley

Former American Football Tight End Player and Athlete

Chris Cooley
Chris Cooley-American football tight end, athlete-source-CBS Sports

Chris Cooley is a popular former American football player. He is well-known for his former position as the tight end during his years with the Washington Redskins of the National Football League(NFL).

Early life, Childhood, and Education

He was born on 11th July 1982 in Powell, Wyoming, the USA to his father, Ken Cooley, and his mother, Nancy Cooley.

Chris Cooley holds American nationality and belongs to a North-American ethnic background and his horoscope is Cancer. At an early age, his parents got divorced.

He grew up his whole childhood in Powell, Wyoming, the USA. Additionally, the name and professions of his siblings are still known.

Regarding his academic qualifications, he attended Logan High School in Logan, Utah, where he played football there.

Later on, he completed his graduation from the Utah State University where he scored 95 receptions for 1,255 yards (13.2 yards per reception).

Career and Professional Life

Moving towards her career, Chris Cooley began his professional career as a football player.

Initially, he was chosen 81st overall by the Washington Redskins in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. After that, the team used him more in the final eight games of the 2004 season than they did in the first half of the season.

His team, The Redskins used him a lot more in the final eight games of the 2004 season than they did in the first half of the season. During his first NFL season, he scored 6 touchdowns and had 37 receptions for 314 yards for the Redskins.

Additionally, they had caught three passes of more than twenty yards in the game, resulting in twenty-three first downs. In the final season, he averaged 8.5 yards per catch.

He had a breakout season as a receiver, catching 71 passes for 774 yards and seven touchdowns, three of which came against the Dallas Cowboys in 2005. He broke the Redskins franchise record for tight end receptions in a single season.

Meanwhile, Chris was on his opponent’s fantasy football team, those three touchdowns cost him the fantasy football playoff game. Later on, he led all NFC tight ends in fan voting for the annual Pro Bowl with 422,314 votes but was not chosen after player and coach voting.

He experienced a slowdown under the play-calling of Al Saunders, the Washington Redskins’ new offensive coordinator in 2006. With only three receptions in the first two weeks, Chris Cooley seemed out of place in the new offensive scheme.

Chris grew into an important part of the Redskins offense in the weeks that followed. Furthermore, he had slightly lower numbers than his sophomore season, but he was still one of the game’s best tight ends.


He was officially placed on the injured reserve on 30th November 2009. He appeared in all sixteen games of the 2010 season before undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on 3rd January 2011.

Although, he did not participate in any preseason games because he was still recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

He played only five games during the 2011 season. Meanwhile, he broke Jerry Smith’s Week 1 record of 421 receptions against the New York Giants and became the Washington Redskins’ all-time leader in tight end receptions with 422 catches.

He filled in for Darrel Young and Mike Sellers who were both injured in Week 3rd against the Dallas Cowboys. Later on, he broke his finger against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6.

Furthermore, he was formally placed on injured reserve after his knee was examined again by his doctor on 25th October 2011. Unfortunately,  he was released by the Redskins on 28th August 2012.

More About His Career

Later on, Cooley started his podcast, named “The Chris Cooley Show.” He talks about Redskins and occurring NFL news in his podcast.

Likewise, he breaks down each week’s game file and discusses weekly film review segments on the official website of Redskins.

Cooley had never officially retired from the National Football League. Meanwhile, he shared his thoughts of being interested in returning to the NFL after working at the Redskins facility during the off-season.

During his career, Cooley had only played for the Redskins, and he did not want to tarnish his legacy by contributing to another team.

Furthermore, he also runs his blog, named “The Cooley Zone,” where he posted his Redskins training materials.

Awards and Achievements

He was listed in the Pro Bowl twice in 2007 and 2008. Additionally, he is the all-time leader in tight-end receptions for the Washington Redskins.

Apart from this, he has been inducted into the Utah State University Athletics Hall of Fame. Furthermore, he was named first-team All-Sun Belt in 2003.

Salary and Net worth

Regarding his net worth and salary status, Chris Cooley is very much successful in his professional career as a popular American football tight end in the National Football League (NFL).

He also gained so much fame as he is a famous American former footballer we may conclude Cooley’s net worth is not less than is around $8 million.

Additionally, Cooley can collect this decent sum of fortune from his successful long-term career as an American football tight end in the National Football League (NFL).

Furthermore, he also maintained an online store on eBay. He has been featured in various jerseys, and cards along with personalized memorabilia.

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Relationship Status| Married Life

Moving towards his love life, Chris Cooley is currently single at the moment.

Previously, he was married to his wife, Angela Cooley, back in 2002. Unfortunately, the lovebirds divorced in 2005. The reason behind their divorce has not been revealed yet.

Later on, he had an affair with his former team, Washington Redskin’s cheerleader, Christy Oglevee. On 23rd May 2008, Cooley married Christy Oglevee in Landsdowne, Virginia.

Chris Cooley and Christy Oglevee
Chris Cooley with his former wife Christy

The former couple separated from each other and announced their intent to divorce in September 2012. Similarly, the former couple has a daughter, Sloane, who was born on 11th September 2014.

Rumors and Controversy

Regarding his rumors and controversy, Chris Cooley was an accomplished tight end for Washington from 2004-to 2012, catching 429 passes and making a pair of Pro Bowls.

Meanwhile, Cooley speculated that alcohol abuse could be a reason, McCloughan. Chris says that he will come out of retirement which has been ended by Ex-Washington tight.

Body Measurement| Height, Weight

Discussing his body measurements, Chris Cooley was a former professional footballer with an athletic body posture in his lifetime.

At that time, Chris stood with a tall height of 6 feet  3 inches, and his body weight was 110 kgs(243 lbs.)

Furthermore, Cooley had a pretty pair of blue eyes with golden-brown hair color.

Social Media Presence

Regarding her social media platforms, Chris Cooley is quiet on social networking sites such as  Twitter.

As a successful athlete, Cooley has drawn tons of fans’ attention to his social media account. His Twitter profile has gained over 175.8K followers with the username of @thecooleyzone.

Additionally, Chris does not have a Facebook and Instagram account at the moment.

Chris Cooley | FAQs

What is the height of Chris Cooley?

The height of Chris is 6 feet and 3 inches tall.

What nationality is Cooley?

Cooley holds American nationality.

Quick Facts about Chris:

  • Full Name: Christopher Ken Cooley
  • Birth Date: 11th July 1982
  • Birth Place: Powell, Wyoming, the USA
  • Nick Name: Captain Chaos
  • Country: USA
  • Gender: Male
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Former Spouse: Angela Cooley and Christy Oglevee
  • Net Worth: $8 million
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Hair Color: Golden Brown
  • Height: 6 feet 3 inches
  • Horoscope: Cancer
  • Social Media: Twitter

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