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Position:  Cornerback
Height  1.85 m
Weight:  195 lb (88 kg)
40 yard dash time  4.39 seconds

Tackles:  241
Parents  Lyman Cox, Claudette Cox
Name  Derek Cox
Siblings  Shannon Cox, Travis Cox
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Date of birth:  (1986-09-22) September 22, 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth:  Winterville, North Carolina
NFL draft:  2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 73
Role  American football cornerback
Education  Junius H. Rose High School, College of William & Mary
Similar People  Mike McCoy, Gus Bradley, Mike Zimmer, Leslie Frazier, Joe Woods

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Derek Sinclair Cox (born September 22, 1986) is an American football cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at William & Mary.


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Cox has also played for the San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, and Baltimore Ravens, and for a few months was a Patriot for the New England Patriots. He was later released on August 1, 2015

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High school career

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Cox attended Junius H. Rose High School in Greenville, North Carolina. He played with Houston Texans running back Andre Brown.

College career

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Cox was a four-year starter for William & Mary. He was a two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association selection and finished his senior season tied for fifth in the CAA with four interceptions and returned a pair of those for touchdowns.

2009 NFL Draft

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Despite not being invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, Cox was selected by the Jaguars in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Jacksonville Jaguars

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In his first NFL game, Cox intercepted a Peyton Manning pass intended for Reggie Wayne and also recovered a fumble. Cox finished his rookie season with 58 tackles and 4 interceptions.

Cox missed the first two games of the 2012 season due to an injury and returned in Week 3 to face the Indianapolis Colts. Cox finished the 2012 campaign with a career best 60 tackles; he also had 1 FF and 4 interceptions.

San Diego Chargers

On March 13, 2013 Cox agreed to a four-year deal with the San Diego Chargers In week 6, Cox intercepted Andrew Luck to help win the game. Cox was benched three times during the regular season due to inconsistent play. He lost his starting job to veteran Richard Marshall in week 13. Cox finished the season on special teams and managed career-lows, 38 tackles and only 1 interception. He was released on March 4, 2014.

Minnesota Vikings

On March 13, 2014, Cox signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings. He was cut after the third preseason game, on August 25, 2014.

Baltimore Ravens

On August 27, 2014, Cox signed a one-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens. He was released three days later. Cox did not play in the 2014 season.

New England Patriots

On June 8, 2015, Cox was signed by the New England Patriots; the team released him on August 1, 2015.

NFL awards and honors

  • Athlon Sports All-Rookie Team (2009)
  • Ourlads Scouting All-Rookie Team (2009)
  • 2010 Pro Bowl Alternate
  • References

    Derek Cox Wikipedia