Cal Football BIO
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Jeffrey Coprich
Player Profile:
Jeffrey Coprich 1250471
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 175
Year: Junior
Hometown: Watts, CA
High School: West Ranch HS/Golden Valley HS
Experience: 1 Letter

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Career Stats
Game Logs: 2013

Coprich has been an inspiring story off the field throughout his Cal career highlighted by his selection to the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, a prestigious off-the-field honor that recognizes dedication to community service by paying tribute to a select group of student-athletes who have worked positively to impact the lives of others. Coprich’s community services includes the Essence K. Coprich Book Club he founded in support of the Essence K. Coprich Library in honor of his late sister who was killed in a 1996 car accident at the age of seven in which he survived. On the field, Coprich has been limited in his time on the field due to an injury that forced him to miss his entire 2014 sophomore season after he showed promise as a 2013 redshirt freshman when he played in 10 games off the bench and ranked fourth on the team with 160 rushing yards in his first season of action. He has worked out at three different positions during his Cal career beginning as a defensive back before moving to running back in the spring of 2013, inside receiver in the spring of 2015 and back to running back for the 2015 campaign.

Cal Career (2012 – Present)
► Has played in 10 games off the bench during his first three seasons with the program
► Has recorded all of his action during his 2013 redshirt freshman campaign after redshirting as a 2012 true freshman and missing his 2014 sophomore season with an injury
► Has career totals of 40 rushes for 156 yards and one touchdown on the ground, as well as four receptions for 23 yards receiving to total 179 all-purpose yards
► Has twice been over 50 yards rushing both as a redshirt freshman with a career-high 55 yards on 10 carries vs. USC and 51 as well as his first collegiate score on a career-high 14 rushes at Oregon
► Longest career run was a 12-yarder against USC, while his longest career reception is a 16-yarder vs. Oregon State both as a redshirt freshman
► Changed his uniform to his current No. 20 starting in the spring of 2013 after wearing No. 30 for his first season with the program
► Has worked out at three different positions during his Cal career beginning as a defensive back before moving to running back in the spring of 2013, inside receiver in the spring of 2015 and back to running back for the 2015 campaign
 
Junior (2015)
► Moved to inside receiver prior to spring football but returned to running back prior to the 2015 campaign
► Missed most of spring practices including the spring game due to injury but is expected to be ready for the season
 
Sophomore (2014)
► Did not play due to injury
► Traveled to the 2015 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl to be recognized at halftime and participate in a community service project prior to the contest as one of 22 players across all levels of football and one of 11 from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision to earn a spot on the roster of the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, a prestigious off-the-field honor that recognizes dedication to community service by paying tribute to a select group of student-athletes who have worked positively to impact the lives of others
► Presented with his Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® trophy in a surprise ceremony in front of his Cal teammates following a team practice on November 18
► Rushed a game-high 11 times for 32 yards and one touchdown as the second-leading rusher in the spring game, while adding one reception for 18 yards
► Subject of a story titled Making A Difference that won a 2015 CoSIDA Fred Stabley Sr. Writing Contest District 8 Award for best Story With Video of the Year
 
Freshman (2013)
► Played in 10 games off the bench, rushing 40 times for 156 yards and one touchdown on the ground to rank fourth on the team in rushing, while adding four receptions for 23 yards receiving to total 179 all-purpose yards
► Twice rushed for over 50 yards with a career-high 55 yards on 10 carries and 51 yards as well as his first collegiate score on a career-high 14 rushes at Oregon
► Also had rushing yardage vs. Washington State (4-15), vs. Oregon State (4-15), at UCLA (4-14), at Washington (3-4) and vs. Portland State (1-2)
► Has a career-long 12-yard run vs. USC and a career-long 16-yard reception vs. Oregon State
► Had a single reception on four occasions against Oregon State (career-high 16 yards), vs. USC (7 yards), vs. Washington State (1 yard) and at Oregon (-1 yard)
► His 62 all-purpose yards vs. USC (55 rushing, 7 receiving) were a career high
► Moved to tailback after spending his 2012 redshirt freshman campaign as a defensive back and was one of three tailbacks along with Darren Ervin and Jonah Hodges receiving the majority of the reps during spring practices, with injuries to the top two running backs on the preseason depth chart Brendan Bigelow and Daniel Lasco
► Rushed a game-high 13 times for 28 yards as the third-leading rusher in the spring game

Freshman (2012)
► Redshirted
► Did not play
 
West Ranch HS (Class of 2012)/Golden Valley HS (2008-10)
► Recipient of the 2012 Watkins Scholar Athlete of the Year for the state of California given annually by the Los Angeles Chapter of The National Alliance of African American Athletes as a means for recognizing an exceptionally talented African American male athlete who, by his example, helps promote high academic standards and a commitment to community service
► Played both running back and defensive back
► Rushed for 1,277 yards and 16 touchdowns as a 2011 senior, while he added five receptions for 41 yards
► Had 25 tackles, two interceptions that he returned for touchdowns of 80 and 72 yards, three passes defended, and one fumble recovery that he returned 35 yards for a score on defense as a senior, while on special teams he returned seven kicks for 164 yards
► Broke the single-game rushing record at West Ranch High School with 235 yards on the ground in the first game he played for the school as a senior
► Played in the 2011 Cal State 5-Star All-Star Game following his senior season and forced a fumble on special teams that he returned for a touchdown
► Prior to transferring to West Ranch High School, broke both the single-season (1,273 yards) and single-game (230 yards) rushing records at Golden Valley High School during his 2010 junior campaign, adding seven rushing touchdowns as well as 14 catches for 128 yards receiving and one forced fumble on defense
► Maintained a 3.5 GPA throughout his high school career

Recruiting Notes (Class of 2012)
► A three-star recruit according to Scout, while ESPN gave him two stars
► Ranked as California’s No. 207 player overall by ESPN
 
Other
► Full name is Jeffrey Jerome Coprich Jr.
► Born August 3, 1993
► Parents are father Jeffrey J. Coprich Sr., stepmother Danielle D. Coprich and mother Shantal House Baker
► One of Cal’s most active participants in community service who has been especially inspired by a tragedy during his childhood on his third birthday in 1996 when his seven-year-old sister, Essence, lost her life in a car accident that he survived
► Shortly after his sister’s passing along with help from his family founded the Essence K. Coprich Book Club in honor of Essence that was started in conjunction with the I Am Foundation (iamfoundation.org) at 116th Elementary School in the Watts area of Los Angeles with hopes to raise awareness and get books donated to the school’s Essence K. Coprich Library
► Has had the story of his efforts with the Essence K. Coprich Book Club told by multiple media outlets
► Has dedicated his entire football playing career to his grandmother Hattie B. Jeter-Coprich (dad’s mom) who is in a fight against breast cancer with the hope that she will be able to see him play in person
► A relative of Major League Baseball great Derek Jeter
► Major is legal studies

Coprich's Career Game Highs
Rushes: 14 (at Oregon, 2013)
Rushing Yards: 55 (vs. USC, 2013)
Rushing TDs: 1 (at Oregon, 2013)
Long Rush: 12 (vs. USC, 2013)
Receptions: 1 (four times, last vs. USC, 2013)
Receiving Yards: 16 (vs. Oregon State, 2013)
Long Reception: 16 (vs. Oregon State, 2013)
All-Purpose Yards: 62 (vs. USC, 2013)
Points: 6 (at Oregon, 2013)

Last Updated
July 2, 2015

 

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