Thursday, April 2, 2009

Derek Cox's NFL Quest

The Flat Hat is running a two-part series on Derek Cox's quest to land in the NFL. Tribe football fans will recall that Cox, number 37, played cornerback and returned punts. Cox registered 4 interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns. He also returned two punts for touchdowns and made 33 solo tackles. The Flat Hat article reports that Cox is 6'1" 181 lbs and has run a 4.34 40 yard dash. The first part of the article details Cox's childhood aspiration to play football, his current training regimen and admission that playing in the FBS league makes it more difficult to break into the NFL. Here is the article. We wish Derek every success !!!

At this link you can find a great video of an 89 yard punt return for a touchdown against Northeastern in 2008.

Here find a video of Cox's 45 yard interception return against N.C. State.