One of the best Aggies and one of the biggest personalities to play in the pros is stepping down.
Word leaked Tuesday afternoon of Chris Cooley's immenent retirement from the NFL, reported by the Washington Post. A 2004 Utah State graduate who went on to play for the Washington Redskins, Cooley will end his nine-year career for a job with the team's radio broadcast.
To most of the nation, Cooley will be remembered as a tenured and well-liked NFL vet who caught 429 passes for 4,711 yards despite the Redskins' well-documented offensive deficiencies over the years. He was a two-time Pro Bowler and was all-Pro in 2005.