December 10, 2013
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Florida receiver Riley Cooper is setting his
sights on the NFL, not the major leagues.
Cooper said Monday that he has decided to focus on a pro
football career. He was a 25th-round draft pick of baseball's Texas
Rangers last June and was set to receive half of his signing bonus
at a scheduled physical on Jan. 17.
Tim Tebow's favorite target started preparations on Monday for
the Senior Bowl with his Gators quarterback.
He said he made his career choice late in the season and
informed the Rangers right after the Sugar Bowl.
Cooper was a second-team All-SEC pick and led the team with 961
receiving yards and nine touchdowns.