The brother of current MSU starting left tackle Zack Cooley, Alex is regarded as a versatile lineman who can play guard, tackle or center.
High School: Was a three-year starter for Coach Will Christian at Lebanon (Mo.) High ... Earned All-Ozarks Conference honorable mention his last two years and was part of two conference championship teams, including a 9-2 campaign in 2012 ... Was also a shot putter on the track and field team at Lebanon.
Personal: Alexander Benjamin Cooley was born 2/7/95 in Lebanon, Mo. ... Son of Anna Cooley Henson and the late Tony Cooley of Lebanon ... Has three brothers, Zack, Nick and Sam ... Undecided on major.