RB James Cook Family: Parents And Brothers

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Bills running back James Cook has very close ties with his family. He draws inspiration from his parents and his brothers, who motivated him to follow the athletic path.

James Cook might be a new name in the NFL, but fans are already familiar with his brother, Dalvin Cook. The brothers compete against each other at the top level. 

Furthermore, the Cook family share excellent relationships with each other. Despite being a large family, they are together in ups and downs.

The Bills Running Back James Cook
The Bills Running Back James Cook (Source: Big Blue View)

James Dalvin Cook is a 24-year-old football player from Miami, Florida. He is a rookie in the NFL and plays the position of running back.

From a young age, James established himself as a top recruit at Miami Central Senior High School. He further committed to play for the University of Georgia, where he was the national champion.

Moreover, the Buffalo Bills drafted him in the second round of the 2022 NFL draft. This season, he is on the course to become the starting running back for the Bills.

RB James Cook Family

James Cook comes from a relatively large family with multiple siblings. The rookie is the 3rd son of James Sr and Varondria White Burnett.

Unfortunately, his dad, James Sr., passed away in 2020 due to diabetes. He was a businessman and operated a car wash business.

The Cook Brothers With Dad James Sr.
The Cook Brothers With Dad James Sr. (Source: Instagram)

James Cook parents separated when he was still young. His mother, Varondria, later got married to Terence White. Terence is a retired policeman. 

James’s mother is active on Instagram, where she frequently posts about her family. She is the supportive pillar for James and celebrates his achievements proudly.

The Cook Brothers

James has 3 brothers, Dalvin Cook, Deandre Burnett, and Demarcus Cook. Dalvin is a renowned name in the football realm. He is also a running back and has been in the NFL since 2017.

Dalvin started with the Minnesota Vikings but has recently joined the New York Jets. He is the major source of inspiration for James, and the two talk each day.

“Him being a vet, just looking up to him as an older brother — it’s special.” James expressed.

Deandre, James And Dalvin Cook
Deandre, James, And Dalvin Cook With Their Mother Varondria (Source: Instagram)

Similarly, Deandre Burnett, the eldest brother of James, also has a history in sports, but a different one.

He played collegiate basketball at the University of Miami, Mississippi, and also played overseas. He is very proud of his younger brothers and says that Dalvin and James are two special players.

Next, Demarcus Cook is the youngest brother of James. He has grabbed headlines but for all the wrong reasons.

In 2022, he was arrested on charges of first-degree murder during a marijuana dealing.

Moreover, James also has other siblings, he has three sisters named Daneisha, Jameisha, and Jamiya. All three sisters are graduates in their respective levels.

Legal Controversies Of James

The young running back has often found himself in trouble in the face of the law.

The police have arrested him multiple times for drunk driving and reckless driving. He even failed to appear in court.

However, he was under the protection of his football team and has fulfilled due restitution.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is James Cook’s height and weight?

James Cook stands tall at 1.80 m and weighs about 190 pounds. 


Agraj Bhatta

Agraj Bhatta is a sports enthusiast with a talent for capturing the essence of athletes' journeys through his writing. His articles offer readers a glimpse into the world of sports, from the adrenaline-fueled highs of victory to the heart-wrenching lows of defeat.


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