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Michael Cox
No. 29     New York Giants
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-11-14) November 14, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Boston, Massachusetts
High School: Avon (CT) Old Farms
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
College: Massachusetts
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 253
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Giants ( 2013–present)
Roster status: Unsigned draft pick
Career highlights and awards

Michael A. Cox (born November 14, 1989) is an American football Running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Giants in the 7th* round (253 overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football as a graduate student for the UMass Minutemen.

High SchoolEdit

A native of Dorchester, Massachusetts, Cox attended high school at Avon Old Farms prep school in Avon, Connecticut, graduating in 2008. In three seasons at Avon Old Farms Cox rushed for 2,400 yards, including a junior season in which he rushed for 1,000 yards and 16 touchdowns. Ranked by most publications as a 4 star prospect Cox signed a national letter of intent with the University of Michigan. He was also part of Avon Old Farms first ever New England track championship with current Chicago Bear Khaseem Greene.

College careerEdit

After redshirting for the 2008 season, Cox saw limited action on the Wolverines roster from 2009 to 2011. Cox would play in 15 games over three years, rushing for 169 yards and two touchdowns. Cox' best single game for the Wolverines was during his redshirt freshman season, against Delaware State when he rushed for 82 yards and two touchdowns.

Cox graduated from Michigan in the spring of 2012. With one year of eligibility remaining Cox transferred to UMass. Due to NCAA regulations, since Cox already obtained his undergraduate degree, he was not required to sit out one season under normal transfer guidelines. Cox would serve as the feature back for the Minutemen. He started all 12 games, and despite running behind an inexperienced offensive line, Cox rushed for 715 yards and five touchdowns, leading the team in both categories. Against Miami (OH) Cox recorded the best game of his career with 188 yards rushing on 30 carries and two touchdowns. Cox would also register 81 yards against his former team Michigan.

Professional careerEdit

Cox was drafted by the New York Giants with the 253rd pick, in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

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