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#20 Jeffrey Coprich
Position: Running Back
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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Coprich ranked fourth on the team with 160 rushing yards in his first season of action as a redshirt freshman in 2013 when he played in 10 games off the bench. Coprich has been one of the team’s top players in the backfield each of the past two springs after moving from cornerback to running back beginning in the spring of 2013. He starts the 2014 campaign as one of four running backs listed at No. 3 on the preseason depth chart behind Khalfani Muhammad and Daniel Lasco. In addition, Coprich has been a story off the field with his community service work especially with the Jeffrey 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.

Career Stats
Game Logs: 2013

Cal Career (2012 – Present)
► Has played in 10 games off the bench during his first two seasons with the program, with all of the action during his 2013 redshirt freshman campaign
► Has career totals of 40 rushes for 156 yards and one touchdown on the ground, as well as four receptions for 23 yards to total 179 all-purpose yards
► Has twice been over 50 yards rushing both as a 2013 redshirt freshman with a career-high 55 yards on 10 carries and 51 and 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
► 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
► Started his career at Cal as a defensive back before moving to running back in the spring of 2013
 
Sophomore (2014)
► Cal’s nominee and a strong candidate for the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® that shines a spotlight on the positive, off-the-field impact that a select group of student-athletes has on their communities that featured former Cal teammate Nick Forbes in 2013
► Listed as one of four players sharing the No. 3 running back position on the preseason depth chart
► 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
 
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 to total 179 all-purpose yards
► Twice rushed for over 50 yards with a career-high 55 yards on 10 carries and 51 and 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)
► Longest career run was a 12-yarder against USC, while his longest career reception is a 16-yarder vs. Oregon State
► Had a single reception on four occasions against Oregon State (career-high 16 yards), USC (7 yards), 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 (2011)/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
► 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
► Maintained a 3.5 GPA throughout his high school career

Recruiting Rankings (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
► Survived a serious car accident on his third birthday in 1996 that took the life of his seven-year-old sister, Essence Coprich
► Founder of the Jeffrey 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 people to donate books to the school’s Essence K. Coprich Library
► 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
► Has been joined in his book club efforts by current Cal student assistant coach and former NFL and Golden Bear player Jahvid Best
► Has had the story of his efforts with his book club told by several media outlets
► Intended 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
August 7, 2014

 

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