Connor Cook

Connor Cook- Bio of An American Football Quarterback


  • Born on January 29, 1993, in Parma Heights, Ohio, USA
  • An alumnus of Michigan State University
  • Griese–Brees Quarterback of the Year 2015.

Who is Connor Cook?

Connor Cook is an American football player who began his career as a college football player for the Michigan State Spartans. He was their starting quarterback between 2013 and 2015, and he holds the record for most career wins at his college.

He is 6 ft 4 inches tall and weighs 98 kg. His playing position is quarterback.

Read on to find out more about Connor Cook, his early years, college career, professional career and awards.

Connor Cook

Personal Life (Early/recent)

Connor Cook was born to Chris and Donna Cook on January 29, 1993, in Parma Heights, Ohio, U.S.

He attended Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. His father, played football in Indiana while his mother played basketball in Cincinnati.

Connor also has an older sister named Jackie who played basketball at Old Dominion 

College Career

In 2011, Connor Cook enrolled at Michigan State University. He was redshirted during the 2011 season.

Upon commencement of the 2013 season, he served as a backup to Andrew again. 

He took over from Andrew as a starter from the second game till the end of the season.

He finished with 2,755 passing yards and 22 touchdowns. That same year, he took part in the Big Ten Championship.

In 2014, he joined the Spartans in the 2014 Rose Bowl. As a junior, he passed 3,214 yards with 24 touchdowns.

In 2015, he played with the Spartans again, this time it was at the 2015 Cotton Bowl and the Big Ten Championship Game.

He finished his senior year in 2015 with a record of 3,131 passing yards and 24 touchdowns.

In 2016, he declared for the National Football League Draft (NFL).

Connor Cook

Professional Career

Oakland Raiders

He was selected as the seventh quarterback by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL draft picks.

On May 9, 2016, Connor Cook officially signed a 4-year contract with the Oakland Raiders.

Connor began his rookie season as the third-string quarterback alongside Derek Carr and Matt McGloin.

On September 1, 2018, Connor was released after the Oakland Raiders traded him for A. J. McCarron.

Carolina Panthers

On September 6, 2018, Connor Cook signed with the training squad of the Carolina Panthers, but he was released on October 9.

Cincinnati Bengals

Connor Cook joined the training squad of the Cincinnati Bengals on November 5, 2018.

Detroit Lions

He went on to sign a future reserve contract with the Detroit Lions on January 1, 2019.

Five months later, the team released him.

Houston Roughnecks

The Houston Roughnecks of XFL picked Connor Cook in the first round of the XFL 2020 draft.

However, he lost the quarterback competition, so he took up the backup position in the 2020 season.

Unfortunately, his contract with the league was terminated when the league suspended operations on April 10, 2020.


  • Griese–Brees Quarterback of the Year (2015)
  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (2015)
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2015)
  • 2× Second-team All-Big Ten (2013, 2014)
  • Offensive MVP of the 2014 Rose Bowl Games 
  • MVP of the 2015 Big Ten Championship Game.

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