His name may not be familiar to you, but he’s a local NFL star whose his numbers speak for themselves. On this edition of Northwest Now, we sit down with Tacoma native and resident Xavier Cooper, whose also the starting defensive end for the New York Jets.

Find out how this local athlete is doing heading into his third season as a player in the NFL. Plus, we’ll talk to him about growing up in Tacoma, his education, future and his struggles with bullies when he was younger.

When to watch:

The Emmy and Telly Award-winning public affairs series Northwest Now airs Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC Public Television, a service of Bates Technical College.

Use the list below to find us on TV. You can also watch past episodes and learn more about the show on our website.

OFF AIR:

KBTC 28.1, 28.2, 28.3 digital channels, (including K41KT-D Grays River-Lebam and K24IC-D, Bellingham and Channel 16 Digital, Seattle)

KCKA 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 digital channels

CABLE:

Comcast channel 108 (HD, most areas in Western Washington)

Comcast channel 12 (most areas – in Tacoma, Comcast channel 3)

Click! (Tacoma) channel 3 Rainier Connect channel 10

Broadstripe channel 28 (varies by area)

Verizon FiOS channel 28
Frontier Cable: 528 (HD), 28 (SD), and 474 (MHz Worldview)
SATELLITE:

Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)

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