The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent tackle/guard Fahn Cooper.
Cooper, 6-5, 306 pounds, spent the entire 2016 season on the San Francisco 49ers practice squad.
He participated in the 49ers 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts on September 3 and was signed to the team’s practice squad the next day.
Cooper was originally selected by San Francisco in the fifth round (174th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Collegiately, Cooper started all 26 games in two seasons (2014-15) at Mississippi.
In 2015, he was the Kent Hull Trophy winner, presented to Mississippi’s college offensive lineman of the year. Cooper started all 13 games and helped the Rebels lead the SEC in scoring (40.8 points per game), total offense (517.8 yards per game) and passing offense (334.7 yards per game).
The team ranked in the top 10 nationally and set school records in each category. In 2014, Cooper started all 13 games.
Prior to Mississippi, he spent the 2013 season at the College of DuPage where he earned Second Team NJCAA All-America honors.
Cooper began his collegiate career at Bowling Green and started all 13 games for the Falcons in 2012 after redshirting in 2011.