If the stats of Cooper Kupp’s 2021 season performance are anything to go by, then the athlete is well on his way to greatness. While he comes from a great line of former American football players (grandfather was an NFL offensive lineman and father was an NFL quarterback), there is no doubt that Kupp’s wife Anna Croskrey has played a significant role in him being the best he can be. The pair have been together since high school and are still going strong till today. A look through her Instagram page will reveal that she is her husband’s biggest cheerleader, always supporting him at his games and taking good care of the homefront while he goes about his business.
Anna Croskrey Profile
- Full Name: Anna Marie Kupp (nee Croskrey)
- Date of Birth: 22 March 1994
- Age: 26 years old
- Gender: Female
- Nationality: American
- Education: Eastern Washington University
- Parents: Nathan Croskrey (Father), Veronika Croskrey (Mother)
- Siblings: Four (including Matthew, Aron, and Sarah)
- Marital Status: Married
- Husband: Cooper Kupp
- Children: Two Sons (Cooper Jameson and Cypress Stellar)
- Instagram: @annamariekupp
Anna Croskrey Was Born In 1994
Anna Croskrey is a native of Kennewick, Washington. She was born as one of five children to Veronika and Nathan Croskrey on the 22nd of March 1994, making her 26 years of age. Anna’s parents are devout Christians and so they raised their children in line with the recommendations of the bible.
For her education, Anna attended Richland High School. She graduated in 2012 and then proceeded to attend college. It is said that she first enrolled at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas before choosing to transfer to Eastern Washington University, a public university in Cheney, Washington. At the institution, she studied for a degree in communications with a focus on public relations.
Cooper Kupp’s Wife Was A College Athlete
While at Eastern Washington University, Anna Croskrey was a student-athlete. She was a part of her school’s track and field team and was noted for being an exemplary athlete. This gained her a number of honors for both the University and herself. When she didn’t have training or anything to do with school work, Anna took out time to serve as a track and field coach to children. She organized practices and coordinated events between different children’s teams.
Anna further tried to make ends meet by working in a restaurant. While this had nothing to do with her career, she also showed exemplary character in her role there. This is a testament to how she was raised and how dedicated she is to do things the right way. As a result of her work ethic, Anna rose to the position of store manager.
Cooper Kupp and Anna Croskrey Began Dating In High School
Cooper Kupp was a senior in high school when he met Anna Croskrey. The pair, who have almost a year in between them, caught each other’s eyes at an event. Kupp said he fell in love with her at first sight but wouldn’t every teenager say the same thing? Regardless, Kupp acted on his feelings and the pair soon became an item.
As fate would have it, they both ended up attending the same university and their relationship was as strong as ever. Anna revealed in an interview that she supported her boyfriend with her job in a restaurant as he focused on playing football. Cooper found it hard to balance training, school work, and a job, so Anna didn’t mind holding him down as he chased his dreams.
“I really believe I may not be in this — I may not be in the NFL if it wasn’t for her and what she has inspired in me and pushed me to do,” Kupp said about the sacrifices his partner made.
They Got Married While Still In College
Seeing the bond that Anna Croskrey and Cooper Kupp had, it didn’t come as a surprise to find out that they had gotten engaged in 2014 while still in college. At the time, Cooper was 21 while Anna was 20. The following year, in June 2015, the couple got married.
Thanks to Anna’s support, Kupp was able to be an outstanding player for his college team. Some of his achievements include
- 2013 Jerry Rice Award
- 2015 Walter Payton Award
- 2015 STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year
- 2015 and 2016 Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year
- College football all-division career leader in receiving yards (6,464)
- NCAA FCS career leader in receiving touchdowns (73) and receptions (428)
Anna Croskery Is A Mother Of Two Kids
While Anna and Cooper got married in college, they waited until they had some sort of financial security before they started a family. After Cooper was drafted in 2017 and signed a four-year contract worth $3.83 million with the Los Angeles Rams, they conceived.
On the third of July 2018, the pair became first-time parents with the birth of their first child, a son named Cooper Jameson Kupp. About three years later, on January 17, 2021, they had their second son, Cypress Stellar Kupp.