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Team: LSU Tigers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/21/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 272

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Cowboys signed LSU FB J.C. Copeland.
Copeland (5-foot-11 1/8, 271) went to LSU as a four-star defensive tackle, but converted to fullback as a true freshman and become a 22-game starter. What Copeland lacks in versatility -- he's no more than a short-yardage runner and caught seven career passes at LSU -- he makes up for with aggressive, relentless lead blocking. An extremely physical player, Copeland consistently removed linebackers from plays to clear alleys for Jeremy Hill. Sun, May 11, 2014 02:51:00 PM

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LSU FB J.C. Copeland met with the Patriots, Cowboys and Lions this week.

In addition, he has a private workout scheduled with the Falcons on Sunday in Baton Rouge and is slated to work out for the Buccaneers on April 25. The 6-foot-1, 270-pound former defensive tackle is a punishing lead blocker who earned MVP honors in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. He should find a home with a team that runs between the tackles with regularity.
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 09:02:00 PM

LSU FB J.C. Copeland ran for a pair of one-yard touchdowns and earned MVP honors in helping Team National beat Team American 31-17 in Saturday's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

The TD runs were Copeland's only rushing attempts of the game. The 6-foot-1, 270-pound former defensive tackle contributed as both a blocker and runner as Team National rushed for 163 yards and averaged 5.3 yards per carry. "We originally didn't have him in a running back position, he was always leading as a blocker," said National coach Dick Vermeil, the former coach of the Chiefs, Eagles and Rams. "When we saw him on the field, we said when we get down the field and it's inches to go, we might as well give it to the 270-pounder." Copeland is an old school, bruising fullback that should receive a chance in the NFL from a team that relies on runs between the tackles.
Tue, Jan 21, 2014 11:48:00 AM

LSU senior FB J.C. Copeland is dealing with a knee injury and is questionable to play against Mississippi State.

Copeland injured his knee against Georgia but returned later in the game. The bruising fullback also suffered a knee injury last season, but we are unsure if this is a repeat ailment. He helps balance an impressive offense thanks to his bruising blocking for Jeremy Hill.
Source: USA Today
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 10:40:00 AM

LSU senior FB J.C. Copeland's role could expand if sophomore RB Jeremy Hill misses multiple games.

"Last year, pro scouts were impressed with Copeland's combination of size and speed, and he's proven he can block and catch," beat writer Jim Kleinpeter writes. "He could be a one-back option in Cam Cameron's offense, adding physicality if the Tigers elect to run against five and six-defensive back sets. His soft hands make him a receiving threat and there's no getting around his blocking ability." Extra touches would certainly give Copeland a better chance to improve his evaluation at a position that rewards versatility.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 02:52:00 PM

LSU junior FB J.C. Copeland's repeated penalties have hurt the Tigers in the last four games.

Copeland has been called for a personal foul penalty in three of the last four games. "There's nothing that validates those penalties, certainly not his play in any way," head coach Les Miles said. Copeland is an old school, bruising 272 pound fullback that should receive a chance in the NFL from a team that relies on runs between the tackles, however, his versatility is limited.
Wed, Nov 7, 2012 10:49:00 AM

LSU junior FB J.C. Copleand will miss practice time after injuring his left leg during last weekend's game against Towson.

Copeland went down with the injury late in the game and was assisted off the field without putting any weight on his left leg. "We'll get to the back end of the week and know more. We're optimistic there," head coach Les Miles said. Along with rushing for three touchdowns on the season, Copleand has been a pivotal part in the Tigers running game as a lead blocker.
Mon, Oct 1, 2012 04:41:00 PM