|Date of birth:||August 12, 1956|
|Place of birth:||Mullins, South Carolina|
|Awards:||1979 Frank M. Gibson Trophy|
Cox played his college football at Vanderbilt University. In his first CFL season, with the Ottawa Rough Riders, he caught 32 passes for 546 yards and 7 touchdowns, winning him the Frank M. Gibson Trophy as top rookie in the CFL East. He later played with the Toronto Argonauts and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.