Jonathan Cooper was placed on injured reserve prior to the season after suffering a broken fibula during preseason game against the Chargers on Aug. 24.
The Cardinals' first round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft and the 7th overall pick, Cooper was the first guard taken and the fourth offensive lineman.
He became the first guard taken in the top eight of the NFL Draft since 1982, when future Hall of Famer Mike Munchak was selected by the Houston Oilers with the eighth overall pick.
As a senior in 2012, Cooper became the first Tar Heel player to earn consensus first-team All-America honors since Julius Peppers in 2001.
He became the sixth guard in school history to earn first-team All-America honors and the first since Pat Crowley in 1989.
Cooper became the first North Carolina player ever selected as a finalist for the Outland Trophy as the nation's top interior lineman.
During his career at North Carolina, Cooper established a school record with 48 starts, all at left guard.
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