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#20 Jeffrey Coprich
Position: Running Backs
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 175
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Watts, CA
High School: West Ranch HS/Golden Valley HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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2013: 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.

2012: Redshirted … did not play.

WEST RANCH HS/GOLDEN VALLEY HS: 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 … 2011 senior offensive stats included 1,277 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground, 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 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 2011 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 and a forced fumble on defense … a three-star recruit according to Scout, while ESPN gave him two stars … ranked as California’s No. 207 player overall by ESPN … maintained a 3.5 GPA throughout his high school career.

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 … survived a serious car accident on his third birthday in 1996 that took the life of his seven-year-old sister, Essence Coprich … has started a book drive in conjunction with the I Am Foundation ( at 116th Elementary School in the Watts area of Los Angeles in honor of Essense with hopes to raise awareness and get people to donate books to the school … 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 … intended major is legal studies.

LAST UPDATED: July 11, 2013
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