|Date of birth:October 29, 1980|
|Place of birth: Miami, Florida|
|High School: Miami Northwestern|
|Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)||Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)|
|NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 6 / Pick: 205|
|Debuted in 2004 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Last played in 2009 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Torrie Tywan Cox (born October 29, 1980) is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Pittsburgh.
Early years[edit | edit source]
College career[edit | edit source]
During college, Torrie Cox was considered one of the hardest hitting defensive backs in the Big East Conference. He earned first-team All-Big East honors and All-ECAC awards in his senior year. Also during his senior year, he played in the East-West Shrine Game. In addition, he earned Pittsburgh's special teams MVP award in his sophomore, junior and senior years. Cox finished his college career with 156 tackles (128 solo tackles), 28 passes defended, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries. On special teams, he returned 65 kickoffs for 1,570 yards (24.2 yards per return) and one touchdown.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit | edit source]
In 2003, Cox saw some playing time on special teams and at cornerback in the preseason, but suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and was forced to injured reserve on August 22 for the rest of the season.
Cox played in 11 games in 2004. His 26.2-yard kick return average ranked fourth in the NFL that season and second in team history. He recorded his first interception return for a touchdown versus the San Francisco 49ers. He finished the 2004 season with eight tackles, one interception and two passes defended; as well as six special teams tackles and one fumble recovery. Cox returned 33 kickoffs for 866 yards. His longest return came against the St. Louis Rams. It was for 59 yards.
In 2005, Cox played in 15 regular season games as well as the postseason loss to the Washington Redskins. He recorded two tackles on defense, and had 19 special teams tackles. He also added one forced fumble. Cox returned 24 kickoffs for 464 yards (19.3 yards per return). His longest return came against the Carolina Panthers. It was for 30 yards.
Cox was suspended for the first four games of the 2007 season. He had played in four games before suffering a season ending knee injury. The Buccaneers placed Cox on injured reserve on October 31, 2007.
During training camp in July 2008, Cox was again placed on season-ending injured reserve with a torn ACL.
Cox was again placed on injured reserve on November 30, 2009, due to a hip injury. He was released on March 4, 2010.
Personal[edit | edit source]
Cox is married to his highschool sweetheart Kawana and they have a son, Torrie Cox, Jr., who was born on September 12, 2003 and twins Tyra and Tywan born in 2007.
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