AL FOOTBALL

2015-07-27 09.31.23

Former Alabama star Amari Cooper greets fans in Mobile

  MOBILE -- Former Alabama and current Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper made an appearance at the grand opening celebration of Mobile's All-American Sports Center at McGowin Park on Saturday July 25 from 11 a.m -12:30 p.m., a day before reporting to Napa for his first NFL training camp. "Its a great feeling to have such dedicated fans" Cooper told AL.com. "All these people here, I didn't even expect it. They're really dedicated fans and it just make you smile" he continued. Fans lined up as early as 7 a.m. to receive one of the 350 wristbands handed out to get an autograph, AL.com stated. The All-American Sports Center features a DICK'S Sporting Goods and a Field & Stream store under the same roof to allow customers to move between the two stores once inside, creating a unique, exciting shopping experience. Cooper signed posters, footballs, helmets, photos and jerseys with either a black or silver Sharpie, according to AL.com. Amari Cooper  is a former Alabama wide receiver who was drafted with the No. 4 overall pick by the Oakland Raiders. Listen to Cooper discuss his appearance, Alabama football and his rookie year with the Raiders with Randy Kennedy on Thursday's Sports Drive. [audio mp3="http://wnsp.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/072315-AMRI-COOPER.mp3"][/audio] Photo courtesy of Alyssa Newton

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