October 7, 2013
Marcus Cooper is helped up by his Chiefs teammates after recovering a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown during Sunday’s game against the Titans in Nashville, Tenn. At left is Darius Reynaud of the Titans.
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Marcus Cooper may be the embodiment of the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs. He played wide receiver most of his career at Rutgers and was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers with the 252nd overall pick, two shy of being Mr. Irrelevant. Cooper caught the eye of Chiefs general manager John Dorsey during training camp, shortly before he was cut by the 49ers. Dorsey picked the youngster off the scrap heap and turned him over to Andy Reid. His college resume notwithstanding, the rookie wound up at cornerback.
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