Demetrious Cox
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1994-04-20) April 20, 1994 (age 25)
Jeannette, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Jeannette
(Jeannette, Pennsylvania)
College:Michigan State
Career history
* Cincinnati Bengals ( 2017)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
* Third Team All-Big Ten (2015)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Demetrious Cox (born April 20, 1994) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Michigan State, and signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2017.

Early yearsEdit

Cox played high school football at Jeannette Senior High School in Jeannette, Pennsylvania and was a three-year starter. He completed 55 of 88 passes for 698 yards and 4 touchdowns while also rushing for 621 yards and 12 touchdowns his junior year in 2010. He also recorded 55 tackles and 3 interceptions in 2010. Cox completed 62 of 106 passes for 910 yards and 9 touchdowns while also rushing for 1,263 yards and 22 touchdowns his senior year in 2011. He also recorded 63 tackles and 3 interceptions, including one that was returned for a touchdown, in 2011. Jeannette had a 12–1 record and advanced to the state championship game in 2011. He was named an All-American by SuperPrep, MaxPreps and PrepStar. Cox also played basketball at Jeannette and scored over 1,000 career points. He averaged 18 points per game his junior season, earning All-Conference honors.[1]

College careerEdit

Cox was a four-year letterman for the Michigan State Spartans of Michigan State University from 2013 to 2016. He was redshirted in 2012.

He played in 14 games in 2013, recording 3 solo tackles and 3 tackle assists. He played in 13 games, starting 1, in 2014, totaling 19 solo tackles, 7 tackle assists, 1 sack, 2 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery. His one start was at cornerback. Cox played in 14 games, all starts, in 2015, recording 48 solo tackles, 31 tackle assists, 7 pass breakups, 3 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery which was returned for a touchdown. He started eight games at cornerback and six at safety. He was named Third Team All-Big Ten by the coaches and Honorable Mention All-Big Ten by the media. Cox played in ten games, all starts at free safety, in 2016, totaling 21 solo tackles, 34 tackle assists, 5 pass breakups and 1 interception which was returned for a touchdown. He was one of three team captains in 2016.

He played in 51 games, starting 25, during his college career, recording 91 solo tackles, 75 tackle assists, 1 sack, 14 pass breakups, 4 interceptions, 1 forced fumbled, 2 fumble recoveries and 2 touchdowns. He graduated from Michigan State in May 2016 with a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies in social science.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Cox was rated the 12th best free safety in the 2017 NFL Draft by[2]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 200 lb 4.55 s 1.57 s 2.61 s 4.33 s 7.02 s 34 in 10 ft 4 in 26 reps

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Cox signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2017.[3] He was waived on September 2, 2017.[3]

Carolina PanthersEdit

On September 3, 2017, Cox was claimed off waivers by the Carolina Panthers.[4] He was placed on injured reserve on October 24, 2017, with an ankle injury.[5]

On August 31, 2018, Cox was waived by the Panthers.[6]

Arizona CardinalsEdit

On September 3, 2018, Cox was signed to the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad.[7] He was released on October 2, 2018.[8]

Cincinnati Bengals (second stint)Edit

On October 10, 2018, Cox was signed to the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad.[9] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Bengals on December 31, 2018.[10] He was waived during final roster cuts on August 30, 2019.[11]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Demetrious Cox". Archived from the original on October 10, 2017. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named draft
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Transactions". Archived from the original on October 10, 2017. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  4. Henson, Max (September 3, 2017). "Panthers claim Brad Kaaya and Demetrious Cox". Archived from the original on October 10, 2017. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  5. Strickland, Bryan (October 24, 2017). "Panthers claim WR Kaelin Clay off waivers".
  6. Henson, Max (August 31, 2018). "Panthers announce first wave of cuts".
  7. "Cardinals round out practice squad with 3 defensive players". Cards Wire. USA Today. September 3, 2018.
  8. Urban, Darren (October 2, 2018). "Cardinals Sign Former Starter Darian Thompson For Practice Squad".
  9. "Bengals sign DB Demetrious Cox to practice squad". October 10, 2018.
  10. "Bengals Sign Five To Reserve/Future Contracts". December 31, 2018.
  11. "Bengals Waive 11 Players". August 30, 2019. Retrieved August 30, 2019.

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