Derek Sinclair Cox (born September 22, 1986) is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at William & Mary.
Cox in 2013
|No. 21, 22, 37|
|Born:||September 22, 1986|
Winterville, North Carolina
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school:||J.H. Rose|
(Greenville, North Carolina)
|College:||William & Mary|
|NFL Draft:||2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 73|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
High school careerEdit
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 DraftEdit
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 ChargersEdit
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.
New England PatriotsEdit
NFL awards and honorsEdit
- "National Football League: NFL Draft 2009 - Derek Cox". Nfl.com. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
- Barnes, Sierra (September 30, 2013). "William & Mary - News & Events". Wm.edu. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
- "NFL Draft - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com". CBSSports.com. June 11, 2008. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
- Kuharsky, Paul. "Rookie surprise: Jaguars CB Derek Cox - AFC South Blog - ESPN". Espn.go.com. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
- "Derek Cox, CB for the San Diego Chargers at". Nfl.com. September 22, 1986. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
- Chargers agree to four-year deal with CB Derek Cox
- Gehlken, Michael. "Chargers release Derek Cox". utsandiego.com. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 14, 2014. Retrieved March 14, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Ravens cut veteran CB Derek Cox". CBSSports.com. August 6, 2014. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
-  Archived February 4, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
- "Ourlads' 2010 All Rookie Team". Ourlads.com. Retrieved October 8, 2013.