15-Year-Old Florida State Commit Bench Presses 225 Pounds 31 Times

Only three linemen at the 2016 NFL Combine posted more reps of 225 pounds in the Bench Press than this then-15-year-old kid.

Class of 2018 Florida State football commit Robert Cooper is a freak of nature. The 4-star defensive tackle, a junior at South Gwinnett High School in Snellville, Georgia, is a giant, standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 350 pounds. Also, according to Twitter, he is as strong as an ox.

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Recently, Cooper posted a year-old video of himself benching 225 pounds 31 times. Cooper was only a 15-year-old high school sophomore at the time of the video. At the 2016 NFL Combine, only three defensive linemen benched 225 pounds for more reps than Cooper. But remember, he was only 15 years old at the time, meaning he could be even stronger now.


The Bench Press test is important for linemen at the NFL Combine. It shows scouts how strong an athlete is, and upper-body strength is key for pushing around opposing linemen and dominating in the trenches. Cooper has no problem with that. In his junior highlight film, you can see him manhandling anyone who lines up across from him. It helps that he is massive compared to normal-sized high schoolers.

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