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Kupp’s Rookie Campaign By the Numbers

Posted Jan 24, 2018

Check out WR Cooper Kupp's impressive 2017 season by the numbers.

Wide receiver Cooper Kupp had a breakout rookie season in 2017 — earning a spot on the PFWA All-Rookie Team for his standout first-year campaign.

Here’s a look at some of his top stats from 2017:

1 of 28 rookies named to the PFWA All-Rookie team. The Eastern Washington product also earned Los Angeles’ Carroll Rosenbloom Memorial Award, given to the rookie of the year as voted upon by Rams players.  

2nd among all rookie wide receivers. Kupp’s 869 yards are second to the Steelers’ JuJu Smith-Schuster (917 yards).

2 games with at least 100 yards receiving. His first came in the Rams’ 26-20 win over the Saints, where Kupp caught eight passes for 116 yards. The receiver also recorded 118 yards and one touchdown in the Rams loss to the Eagles.  

5 touchdowns scored — tied for No. 3 on the team with wide receiver Robert Woods.  

8 passes caught in the NFC Wild Card Round. Kupp is the first Rams rookie in franchise history to catch eight passes in a postseason game.

12 receptions of 20 yards or more in 15 games played.

62 receptions. Kupp set a new franchise record for the most receptions by a rookie in a single season. Kennison set the previous record (54 receptions) in 1996.

64 yards — Kupp’s longest play of the season. The 64-yard catch and run on third down was the second-longest reception for the Rams of the season. The drive came in the team’s 43-35 loss to the Eagles, but it did culminate in a 6-yard touchdown by Kupp.

92 targets. The Eastern Washington product was the most targeted rookie receiver in the league and also led the Rams in that regard.

869 yards receiving — the most of any Rams player this season. Even as a rookie, Kupp developed a quick rapport with quarterback Jared Goff, becoming one of his most reliable receivers all year. Kupp’s 869 yards receiving edged Bucky Pope (786 in 1964) and Torry Holt (788 in 1999) for No. 2 on the all-time rookie receiving list.