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Posted On: 11/20/20 7:26 PM

For the second consecutive year, Cooper DeJeanCooperDeJean6'2" | ATHOA-BCIG | 2021StateIA showed why many - myself included - consider him to be the best football player in the state.

The University of Iowa commit accounted for two late touchdowns to lead OABCIG to a second straight state title, topping Van Meter in an instant classic, 33-26.

DeJean made a dazzling 19-yard touchdown run to provide the game-winner with just over a minute left. The score came 19 seconds after DeJean tied it with a 4-yard run and ensuing conversion.

While the Hawkeyes are signing DeJean as a safety, there is little doubt that he can help Iowa on the offensive side - and special teams - as well.

DeJean is still learning the quarterback position, but his abilities to make plays with his arm and legs is second-to-none. He finished with 318 yards passing and 73 yards rushing, accounting for five TDs.

But that was far from all he did.

DeJean also averaged 55.5 yards on two punts, returned a punt 14 yards and recorded seven tackles with a blocked kick on defense.

All in a days work for the Falcon talent and all-stater.

DeJean shows excellent touch on his deep passes

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