Cox in 2013
|No. 21, 22, 37|
|Date of birth:September 22, 1986|
|Place of birth: Winterville, North Carolina|
|College: William & Mary|
|NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 73|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|*Jacksonville Jaguars ( 2009– 2012)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
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.
High school 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.
2009 NFL Draft
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.
New England Patriots
NFL awards and honors
- Athlon Sports All-Rookie Team (2009)
- Ourlads Scouting All-Rookie Team (2009)
- 2010 Pro Bowl Alternate
- "National Football League: NFL Draft 2009 - Derek Cox". Nfl.com. http://www.nfl.com/draft/2009/profiles/derek-cox?id=238354. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
- Barnes, Sierra (September 30, 2013). "William & Mary - News & Events". Wm.edu. http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2009/wms-derek-cox-drafted-in-nfls-third-round-123.php. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
- "NFL Draft - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com". CBSSports.com. June 11, 2008. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1251034. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
- Kuharsky, Paul. "Rookie surprise: Jaguars CB Derek Cox - AFC South Blog - ESPN". Espn.go.com. http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/4273/rookie-surprise-jaguars-cb-derek-cox. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
- "Derek Cox, CB for the San Diego Chargers at". Nfl.com. September 22, 1986. http://www.nfl.com/players/derekcox/profile?id=COX192709. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
- Chargers agree to four-year deal with CB Derek Cox
- Gehlken, Michael. "Chargers release Derek Cox". utsandiego.com. http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/Mar/04/chargers-release-derek-cox-free-agency-nfl/. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
- "Archived copy". http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Report_Vikings_add_another_cornerback_in_former_Chargers_DB_Derek_Cox031314.
- "Ravens cut veteran CB Derek Cox". CBSSports.com. August 6, 2014. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24697270/ravens-cut-veteran-cb-derek-cox. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
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- "Ourlads' 2010 All Rookie Team". Ourlads.com. http://www.ourlads.com/allrookie/. Retrieved October 8, 2013.