Amari Cooper is a man of few words. During most of his interviews, he usually gives short answers to questions. It’s not because he is arrogant. In his own words, Cooper describes himself as humble and hungry.
ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi interviewed Cooper for a feature that appeared on College Gameday prior to the Alabama Crimson Tide’s game with Ole Miss in Oxford, MS.
The feature begins talking about how Cooper would work out on his own during the summer to improve on his game, even before the real practice got started. “There’s somebody out there somewhere maybe on the west coast that wants to be the best and I want to be the best too so I outwork them”, Cooper said. He added that it just motivates him to think about how other receivers are doing and it keeps him going to get better. Cooper said he’s not sure why other receivers talk so much but that he was taught to be hungry and humble.
He was raised in the poorest part of Coconut Grove, FL by a single mother that worked multiple jobs to support her family. He learned to be a hard worker but not from his mother telling him, but watching his mother with his own eyes.
The Tide fans definitely have a good representative in Amari Cooper.
You can see the entire video below.