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Fenwick’s Cooney stands big on offensive line

<p>Fenwick's 6'7" offensive left tackle Danny&nbsp;<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>Cooney&nbsp;stands with his teammates during the National Anthem. | Jon Langham/For Sun-Times Media</p>

Fenwick's 6'7" offensive left tackle Danny Cooney stands with his teammates during the National Anthem. | Jon Langham/For Sun-Times Media

At 6-foot-7, Fenwick senior Danny Cooney is one of the Friars' most valuable offensive linemen. Read more from George M. Wilcox on High School Cube News.

Fenwick’s largest big man usually finishes last in end-of-practice team races.

But senior Danny Cooney is the first one to come to mind when talking about the most valuable offensive linemen to block for quarterback Gina Cavalieri and running back Robert Spillane.

Cooney is easy to pick out as Fenwick football players file off the bus, gather in the huddle or walk out of the locker room. The Western Springs resident is 6-foot-7, 305-pounds big. The only two teammates who can look Cooney eye-to-eye without straining their necks are Ryan Smith, a 6-5, 242-pound starting senior tight end, and 6-4, 240-pound reserve senior offensive lineman Tom Jacobson.

Cooney orders his size 17 shoes online at Eastbay and gets his clothes at a specialty store for big-and-tall men. He can’t say for sure where he gets his height. His 19-year-old brother Jack is 6-9, his grandfather is 6-4, his father is 6-2 and his mother is 5-9.

[Read the full story on High School Cube News.]

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