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Derek Cox

Derek Cox
Jacksonville Jaguars.
No. 22     San Diego Chargers
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-09-22) September 22, 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth: Winterville, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Greenville (NC) Rose
College: William & Mary
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 73
Debuted in 2009 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2013

Derek Sinclair Cox (born September 22, 1986) is an American football cornerback for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round with the 73rd overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at William & Mary.

High school career

Cox attended Junius H. Rose High School in Greenville, North Carolina. He played with New York Giants running back Andre Brown.[1]

College career

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.[2]

Professional career

2009 NFL Draft

Despite not being invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, Cox was selected by the Jaguars in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft.[3]

Jacksonville Jaguars

In his first NFL game, Cox intercepted a Peyton Manning pass intended for Reggie Wayne and also recovered a fumble.[4] Cox finished his rookie season with 58 tackles and 4 interceptions.[5]

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.[6]

NFL awards and honors

  • Athlon Sports All-Rookie Team (2009)[7]
  • Ourlads Scouting All-Rookie Team (2009)[8]
  • 2010 Pro Bowl Alternate

References

External links

  • Jacksonville Jaguars Bio

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