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Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) throws a pass against Northwestern during the first quarter of the Car Care Bowl on Dec. 31, 2011, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon runs for a touchdown in front of Kansas State defensive back Nigel Malone in the fourth quarter of a game in, Nov. of 2011. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
In this Jan. 9, 2012, file photo, Alabama running back Trent Richardson (3) runs against LSU during the second half of the BCS National Championship game in New Orleans. Richardson announced he will enter NFL draft and skip his senior season with the national champions. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
May 18 was like most days for 34-year-old Kimyata “Coop” Cooper Jr. After calling his dad to plan on watching the basketball game later that day, he finished up his work at Salvation Army and headed to the Barberton YMCA to play a game of basketball.