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Glenn Cook

position

Linebacker

Height

6-0

Weight

212 lbs.

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Hollywood, Fla.

High School

Chaminade-Madonna Prep

Glenn Cook is in his first season as a graduate assistant coach working with the Hurricanes’ defense. Cook, a four-year letterwinner at Miami from 2004-08, will assist in coaching linebackers.

 

 

CAREER: Played in 47 games from 2004-2008, starting 17 (2 in 2004; 1 in 2005; 11 in 2006; 13 in 2008) … Recorded 185 tackles (96 UA, 89 A) in his career, including a team-high 76 tackles his senior season … Tallied 23.5 tackles for loss in his career for total loss of 50 yards … Also finished career with 16 quarterback pressures, two sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and five pass break-ups … Scored two touchdowns in his career on fumble recoveries at Georgia Tech (2006) and at Texas A&M (2008) … Missed the entire 2007 season with a foot injury … After spending the early part of his career as a special teams player, saw time as a weakside linebacker and nickel linebacker before moving to the middle his senior season.

2008 (SENIOR): One of three team captains … Received the Plumer Memorial Award (leadership, motivation, spirit) and Dale Melching Award (leadership) at the 2008 UM awards’ banquet … Started all 13 games for the Hurricanes at middle linebacker, serving as the quarterback of the defense … Led the team with 76 tackles (44 solo, 32 assisted) and quarterback hurries (4) … Also recorded eight tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown … Matched career-highs with 10 tackles at Texas A&M and against UCF … Named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week after his performance against the Aggies which produced 10 tackles, a forced fumble and fumble recovery for a TD … Also recorded nine tackles at Georgia Tech and posted at least five tackles in nine games … Recorded three tackles (two for a loss) against Florida State … Recorded four solo tackles against Cal in the Emerald Bowl.

 

2007 (MEDICAL HARDSHIP): Missed the entire season with a foot injury suffered on the second day of training camp.

 

2006 (JUNIOR): Third-year linebacker who started 11 of 12 games played…Productive and underrated player ranked fifth on the team with a career-high 64 tackles (32 solo), four tackles for loss, seven QB pressures and two pass deflections … Also scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery…Named the team’s Linebacker of the Year … Played nickel linebacker much of the year, as well as in the middle and on the weakside … Started in a nickel defense in six games and at weakside linebacker in five games … Did not start the opener vs. Florida State … Started at nickel linebacker the next five games … Started at weakside linebacker at Duke in place of an injured Jon Beason, then moved to middle linebacker later in the game … Made a career-high 10 tackles (four solo), one QB pressure and one pass deflection … A week later at Georgia Tech, made four tackles and recovered a fumble on the first play of the game that he returned 19 yards for his first collegiate touchdown … Notched nine tackles at Virginia Tech … Started but suffered a concussion in the third quarter at Virginia, leaving the game … Did not play five days later vs. Boston College, missing his first game since the 2004 season opener and snapping a streak of 33 consecutive games played … Started in a nickel defense against Nevada in the MPC Computers Bowl, tallying seven tackles.

2005 (SOPHOMORE): In his second season, played in all 12 games, making one start and often playing as one of two linebackers in the nickel defenses … Made 28 tackles (14 solo), along with 6.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two pass breakups and two QB pressures … Played mostly on special teams early in the season, then posted six tackles in the fourth game vs. South Florida … Made five tackles a week later vs. Duke … Made his only start of the season in a nickel defense at Temple, posting two solo tackles (one for loss) and a pass breakup … Played most of the North Carolina game as a reserve linebacker, registering two solo tackles … Saw limited action at Virginia Tech but notched a solo sack … Had no tackles at Wake Forest, then played most of the Georgia Tech game, making three solo tackles … Made a half sack and two tackles for loss vs. Virginia … In the Peach Bowl vs. Louisiana State, played nickel linebacker and posted five tackles (three solo), including one tackle for loss, one QB pressure and one pass defensed.

 

2004 (FRESHMAN): In his first season on the field, played in 10 games, making two starts (Georgia Tech and Louisville) … Also was a regular on special teams coverage units … Totaled 17 tackles, five tackles for loss and one fumble recovery … Did not play in the season opener, then saw action in his first game as a Hurricane on Sept. 18 vs. Louisiana Tech, making three tackles, one tackle for loss and two QB pressures … Played as a backup linebacker at Houston and made one tackle for loss … Made his first collegiate start at strongside linebacker on at Georgia Tech and recorded two tackles and one QB pressure … Started at middle linebacker vs. Louisville, making five tackles, including three tackles for loss … Made one tackle at NC State, no tackles at North Carolina and Clemson, one tackle at Virginia, two tackles vs. Wake Forest and then played only on special teams vs. Virginia Tech … Played as a reserve in the Peach Bowl vs. Florida, making two assists.

 

2003 (REDSHIRT): Sat out the 2003 season as a redshirt … Competed with the scout team and impressed the coaching staff with his ability and instincts.

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Excellent athlete who was the anchor of a defense that advanced to the state championship game … Teamed with fellow UM signee Jon Beason to lead one of the state’s top defensive units … As a junior in 2001, made 85 tackles, had five sacks and 10 tackles for losses … Rated the No. 26 linebacker in the nation by Super Prep … Rated the No. 93 player on the Orlando Sentinel’s Florida Top 100 … Chose Miami over Tennessee, North Carolina State, Florida and Florida State … Coached by Mark Guandola.

GLENN COOK’S CAREER STATISTICS

TACKLES
Year GP/GS TT UT AT TFL QBP Sacks FF FR PBU Int
2003 Did not play – Redshirt season
2004 10/2 17 6 11 5-8 3 0.0-0 0 1-0 0 0-0
2005 12/1 28 14 14 6.5-13 2 1.5-5 0 0-0 2 0-0
2006 12/11 64 32 32 4-8 7 0-0 0 0-0 2 0-0
2007 Did Not Play                  

 

2008 13/13 76 44 32 8.0-21 4 0.5-5 2 1-2 1

0-0

Totals

47/27 185 96 89 23.5-50 16 2.0-10 2 2-2 5 0-0

Additional statistics: 2 touchdowns on a fumble recoveries in 2006 (Georgia Tech) and 2008 (Texas A&M)

GLENN COOK’S CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles 10, three times(at Duke 2006; at Texas A&M 2008; vs. UCF 2008)
Solo7 (vs. UCF 2008; at Georgia Tech 2008)
Assists7 (at Texas A&M 2008)