Where did all that talent come from?
Coop's dad and grandfather both played pro football.
And, now your chance to hear their incredible story.
A Washington Husky great, Valley native Jake Kupp went on to a super successful career in the NFL......one of the New Orleans Saints all time great offensive lineman. Following in his father's footsteps, Craig Kupp was drafted by the Giants and ended up calling signals for the Cardinals and Cowboys. But, neither may have ever had a chance to parlay their talents into playing pro football if it hadn't been for a twist of fate. I'm not going to give it away. But, you are in for a treat when you hear their tale if you're fortunate enough to attend this year's Breakfast with the Pros fundraiser April 11th, benefitting the first tee Yakima which builds character in kids while promoting healthy life choices through golf. Cooper Kupp joining his dad and grandfather as one of the featured speakers at the Convention Center.
Jake Kupp "At a very young age we all developed a passion for athletics. We all were dreamers. And, we all had this passion that we knew some day we were going to be professional athletes. And, so what we're going to be doing at the at the First Tee Breakfast we're going to be showing how each one of us had developed this passion and how it developed into how we ended up today. The fulfilling of a dream I think. Yes."
Will Cooper be the third in the Kupp generation to play for pay on Sundays. We'll break that down in detail tomorrow. For now, Coop's living the college dream, having won the Jerry Rice award as that level's top pass catcher in the country.
Craig Kupp "Having the success he's having over at Eastern is very exciting for our family. We're go happy with his experience. And, how things are going. And, now for him to be able to share his experience with others and be a part of putting a talk like this together. We're very excited as a family to do this."