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Today, June 17, is Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper’s birthday. In celebration, the Raiders Wire has come up with Cooper’s top 5 plays of his NFL career.
No. 5, Cooper takes screen pass for 6 against Texans
In 2016, with just five minutes left in a tied game, Cooper took a 35-yard screen pass to the house to take a seven-point lead over the Houston Texans.
Cooper’s play helped seal the Week 11 victory in Mexico City and catapulted the Raiders over Houston in playoff positioning.
No. 4, Cooper seals deal against Bills
During Week 13, Oakland experienced a 15 point deficit, but was able to come back thanks to Cooper’s splendid performance.
With the Raiders down one point, Cooper executed a magnificent double move to free him up for a 37-yard touchdown.
Oakland finally took the lead and never looked back extending the lead to 14 and improving to 10-2.
No. 3, Cooper’s double move too much for Bucs
During Raiders quarterback Derek Carr’s record-setting day against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cooper caught a 34-yard touchdown pass to bring Oakland their first lead in the second half.
Thanks to Cooper’s incredible day, Oakland improved to 6-2 and won their second game of the Florida road trip.
An impressive feat considering the Raiders struggled in the eastern time zone for the past decade.
No. 2, Cooper takes bubble screen to house against Chargers
Maybe his most impressive play during his career, Cooper took a screen pass 52-yards for six against the San Diego Chargers.
On his way to the end zone, Cooper made multiple Chargers miss and one fall to the ground as he was too shifty for anyone to tackle him.
This touchdown extended the lead to 27 points and helped give Oakland a great win over their rival on the road.
No. 1, Cooper burns Ravens corner to start career with bang
In Cooper’s second NFL game, he scored a 68-yard touchdown on the first possession.
The score was Cooper’s first of his career and helped give him the confidence to explode onto the NFL scene as a rookie.
In addition, the touchdown helped revitalize an offense, that was anemic the week before against the Cinicnatti Bengals, leading the Raiders to a seven-win season after only winning three games the season before.
Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, thejrreport.com and works at the Sports Desk for the Daily Tar Heel. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.