A postseason honors candidate in 2008 after turning in an outstanding sophomore season in 2007... is a preseason honorable mention All-America by NationalChamps.net... listed on the pre-season Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List... one of the Gamecocks' toughest players and surest tacklers who was named to the 2007 All-Mayday Team as selected by ESPN's Mark May... has played in 21 games over the past two seasons, making 14 starts with 139 total tackles and three interceptions.
2007: Named second-team All-SEC by the SEC coaches, the Associated Press, Rivals.com and Phil Steele's... also named to the CollegeFootballNews.com first-team All-Sophomore squad... sidelined at the start of the season with an appendectomy, missing the season opener, but returned just two weeks after the operation to play against Georgia... despite missing one game and most of a second, led the team with 92 tackles, including 77 solos... had at least seven tackles in each of the last 10 games, including a career-high 11 versus both LSU and Vanderbilt, totaling 89 tackles in that stretch... was sixth in the SEC averaging 8.4 tackles per game... tied for the team lead with three interceptions... led the team with seven tackles, all solo stops, against South Carolina State... had seven solo stops against Mississippi State, including 2.0 tackles for loss and his first career sack... posted a game-high nine tackles, all solo stops, in the win over No. 8 Kentucky... had his first two career interceptions, led the team with nine tackles, including two tackles for loss, and a sack at North Carolina... logged 10 tackles, including eight solo stops, against Tennessee... had nine tackles, a sack, an interception and forced a fumble versus Clemson... shared Most Improved Safety honors in the spring with Brandon Isaac.
2006: Earned Freshman All-SEC honors by both the league's coaches and the Sporting News... tied for third on the team in tackles with 47, including 40 solo stops, despite playing only 10 games... recorded five tackles for loss... started five games including the first three contests and the Liberty Bowl game vs. Houston... also started at Florida... was the only true freshman to start the season opener at Mississippi State... suffered a left knee sprain against Wofford, which caused him to miss the next three games (FAU, Auburn and Kentucky)... returned for the Vanderbilt game where he logged six solo tackles... forced one fumble which helped turn the game at Clemson... had a season-high nine tackles versus Wofford and seven stops against Arkansas.
High School: Graduated from Palm Beach Gardens High where he was coached by Kevin Fleury... rushed for 2,027 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior... recognized as the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Player of the Year for large schools... led his team to the Class 6A state title as a senior, marking the first state championship in school history... ran for 373 yards and five TDs in a game against Atlantic and busted a 99-yard run vs. Lake Worth in the playoffs... rushed for 243 yards and four scores in the state title game... ranked as the No. 21 safety in the country by Rivals.com, who also tabbed him as the No. 51 player in the state of Florida, regardless of position... a three-star prospect by Rivals.com... winner of the Palm Beach Post Character Counts Award... recognized as the Lou Groza Award Palm Beach County Player of the Year.
Personal: Emanuel Cook was born Jan. 20, 1988... majoring in retailing... turned down NC State, Minnesota, Arizona State and Ole Miss to sign with Carolina.