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Chris Cook
CB #20
Height:
6-2
Weight:
212
College:
Virginia
Hometown:
Lynchburg , VA
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 35 123 101 22 1 0 13 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 SF 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 MIN 12 47 41 6 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2012 MIN 10 35 27 8 1 -- 5 -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIN 6 20 17 3 0 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIN 6 21 16 5 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2010 (6/5), 2011 (6/3), 2012 (10/10, 1/1). Total- 22/18, 1/1.

  • • The highest CB drafted by the Vikings at 34th overall since Dewayne Washington was taken with the 18th overall pick in 1994.
  • • Started 5 games during rookie campaign before being sidelined with injury. 

OFF THE FIELD Majored in general studies at UVA, spending time on campus during 2013 offseason to get closer to earning degree…Enjoys working with kids and participated in tutoring programs at a local middle school and volunteered at a local recreation center in Charlottesville, VA…Worked at a Sears warehouse loading trucks while he was academically ineligible.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2010 (6/5), 2011 (6/3), 2012 (10/10, 1/1). Total- 22/18, 1/1.

  • • The highest CB drafted by the Vikings at 34th overall since Dewayne Washington was taken with the 18th overall pick in 1994.
  • • Started 5 games during rookie campaign before being sidelined with injury. 

OFF THE FIELD Majored in general studies at UVA, spending time on campus during 2013 offseason to get closer to earning degree…Enjoys working with kids and participated in tutoring programs at a local middle school and volunteered at a local recreation center in Charlottesville, VA…Worked at a Sears warehouse loading trucks while he was academically ineligible.

PRO Notched career-best 10 starts in 2012 and started Wild Card playoff game...Posted 1st sack of career in 2012 opener vs. Jacksonville (9/9/12)...Was the 1st Vikings player to take advantage of the new Injured Reserve rules in 2012, going on with broken arm on 10/26 and returned from the list on 12/22 to play in the final 2 regular season games and Wild Card contest...Led team with 14 passes defensed in only 10 games of action in 2012...Played in opening 6 games of the 2011 season and started 3...Started 5 games as a rookie in 2010, matching the most from Vikings rookie class...Knee injuries forced him to miss the final 6 games of rookie year...Was the highest CB drafted by the Vikings (34th overall) since Dewayne Washington was taken with the 18th overall pick in 1994…Was selected with a pick the Vikings acquired following a Day 1 draft trade with Detroit, giving the Lions the #30 overall pick for the Lions’ 2nd round pick (#34), the Lions’ 4th-round pick (#100).

2012 Started career-high 10 games and the Wild Card playoff game...Took advantage of the new Injured Reserve rules for the season that allowed him to go on the list with a broken arm suffered against Tampa Bay (10/25) and come back off after 6 weeks, returning to the lineup at Houston (12/23)...Notched 1st career sack in season opener vs. Jacksonville (9/9) when he caught Blaine Gabbert...Led team with 14 passes defensed in 10 games during regular season...Posted career-best 6 tackles at Indianapolis (9/16) and had career-best 3 passes defensed vs. Jacksonville and vs. Tennessee (10/7).

2011 Saw time in opening 6 games with 3 starts...Tied career-best with 6 tackles vs. Arizona (10/9) in Vikings 1st win...Suspended by team for game at Carolina (10/30) and inactive for other 9 games.

2010 Started 5 of the 6 games he played...In his 1st NFL game he posted a season-high 6 tackles and had a pass defensed vs. Detroit (9/26)...Matched season-high with 6 stops at Chicago (11/14)...Battled injuries throughout rookie year, being inactive for 4 of the opening 5 games of the season...Played in 5 straight games with 4 starts from Week 6-10 before season-ending injury put him out of action.

COLLEGE Started 31-of-38 games at UVA...After being ruled academically ineligible and missing the entire 2008 season, he returned in 2009 as a captain…Started all 12 games at LCB…Totaled a team-high 4 INTs (66 yards, 1 TD) as a senior…Had 7 starts as a junior in 2007...Started the final 11 contests at RCB in 2006...Played in 5 games as a freshman and started 1 before missing 2nd half of season with broken leg.

PREP Played WR, RB, QB and CB at Heritage High in Lynchburg, VA...Named 1st-Team All-State as a junior and senior...Snared 8 INTs as a junior...Notched 21 combined TDs by rushing and receiving as a senior.

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