Jared Cook is a tight end for the Tennessee Titans, who selected him with the 89th overall selection in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Cook entered the draft, forgoing his final season of eligibility at South Carolina. Cook is listed at 6-feet, 5-inches tall and 242 pounds.
Prep Career
Cook played wide receiver and free safety at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Georgia. He caught 32 passes for 800 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior. Cook was the No. 42-ranked wide receiver in the nation according to Rivals.com, and signed with South Carolina after considering offers from Tulane, Mississippi State, Missouri and Ohio State.
After redshirting in 2005, Cook played 12 games as a freshman. Cook caught six passes for 113 yards while splitting his time between wide receiver and tight end. His first career start came at tight end against Wofford. Cook was moved to tight end full time in 2007, finishing third on South Carolina with 30 receptions. Despite only starting three games, Cook was second on the team with 421 receiving yards.
As a junior, Cook finished second on South Carolina with 37 receptions, 573 yards and three touchdowns. He had his first career 100-yard game against Vanderbilt, catching eight passes for 111 yards. Cook was a first team All-SEC selection by both the league's coaches and The Associated Press. He was also one of eight semifinalists for the Mackey Award, given annually to the nation's best tight end. Cook capped off his career by scoring South Carolina's only touchdown in the Gamecocks' Outback Bowl loss to Iowa.
NFL Career
Cook was selected in the third round (89th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. Before the 2009 season, Cook signed a four-year contract with Tennessee.