Dalvin James Cook is an American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. check out his hometown.
Dalvin Cook : Hometown | James cook | Brother
Born in Opa-locka, Florida, Cook attended Miami Central High School, the same as former Seminole running back Devonta Freeman.His brother is basketball player Deandre Burnett.
|Born:||August 10, 1995
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||210 lb (95 kg)|
Cook did not join the football program until his sophomore year, figuring he had no chance to supplant senior running back Devonta Freeman, who led Central to a Class 6A state title in 2010. Cook played as a running back and defensive back under coach Telly Lockette.
In his junior year, he shared carries with Joseph Yearby, who is his best friend. On running downs, Yearby played wildcat quarterback and Cook lined up at running back.
Dalvin Cook Hometown
Cook was born in Opa-Locka, Florida and attended Miami Central High School. He did not play football until his sophomore and was more interested in track. He started playing as a running back and a defensive back.
- Hometown : Opa-Locka, Florida
In his senior year, he had the best record in the country among high school running backs with 1940 yards, 37 touchdowns for 177 carries and 3 pass interceptions on defense. He led the Miami Centrals to a 52-5 record by the end of his high school career.
Cook forego his senior year at college to enter the 2017 NFL Draft. Prior arrests, off-field issues and character concerns made him fall in the draft pecking order even though he was one of the best running back prospects.
The Minnesota Vikings drafted him in the 2nd Round of the Draft as the 41st overall pick.
Other players from the 2017 NFL Draft class include quarterback Patrick Mahomes, defensive end Myles Garrett, and quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Sibling rivalries are always fun but there’s added stakes this week when brothers James Cook and Dalvin Cook share the field on Sunday as the Bills and Vikings square off in Orchard Park.
James, a 23-year-old rookie with the Bills this season, will play against his brother Dalvin for the first time ever.
The two never went head-to-head in growing up or in high school or college due to the four-year age gap between the two. It’s an opportunity both brothers have waited their whole lives for.
“It’s a dream come true,” James Cook said this week. “We both dreamed of being in the NFL. We both just gotta keep grinding, get better and better and keep leaning on each other.”
As many as 30 family members are expected to be in attendance in Buffalo for the ‘Cook Bowl’. The brothers’ mom, Varondria White, told a local reporter in Minnesota that family members will be repping split hoodies to cheer on both James and Dalvin.
White has traveled up to Buffalo for all of James’ home games this season but additional family will be on-hand to take in the long-awaited game.
James shared this week that he and Dalvin mean everything to each other. The two talk “every day” according to the younger brother, with conversations ranging from life, to music, to football.
Dalvin, a 3-time Pro Bowl selection, has long been a role model for James growing up and now the older brother gets to continue to be a mentor to James as he navigates his first season in the NFL.
Dalvin cook brother
Dalvin has long been one of the NFL’s top running backs, but he can’t claim to be the only member in his family to be an NFL running back. James, for the Bills, is his brother.
James was selected by the Bills this year with the 63rd pick in the NFL Draft. He was a second-round pick just like his brother.
About his brother, James told NFL Network:
“Having him as an older brother is a plus for me. Being in the NFL, he tells me all the tricks and trades to the game. Him being a vet, just looking up to him as an older brother — it’s special.”
They join the Kelces (Travis and Jason), the Watts (Derek, TJ and JJ), the Diggs (Stefon and Trevon) and more families that have brothers in the NFL and are facing off today in a key matchup.
The Bills enter at 6-3, clinging to a one-game lead in the AFC East. The Vikings are 7-1 and on the verge of running away with the NFC North.