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Robert Cooper to return to FSU in 2022

Defensive tackle Robert Cooper will return to Florida State for a fifth season in 2022.

Cooper started seven games and had 39 tackles this fall. He was an All-ACC honorable mention pick this fall. He has 104 career tackles.

“I am grateful for every opportunity that comes my way and blessed to have the experiences we have shared at Florida State,” Cooper posted on Twitter on Thursday afternoon. “I have trained and prepared my whole life for this moment and the expectation never changes. I was raised to give everything I have no matter what the situation is. That’s my mindset and what drives my determination and the ‘want to’ in my life. My time here is not done. They’ll remember this one.”

With FSU losing starting defensive ends Jermaine Johnson and Keir Thomas, Cooper’s return helps to anchor the interior of the defensive front. Dennis Briggs Jr. will also return after playing in just four games in 2021 due to injury.

Fabien Lovett has not yet announced his intentions for the 2022 season.