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3 C.J. Cox

C.J. Cox
  • Linebacker
  • Grade: Junior
  • Height: 5′11″
  • Weight: 205 lbs
UNLV: A former Rebel running back who converted to defense during spring practice and will be a redshirt junior this fall ... Listed No. 1 on the depth chart along with Tim Hasson at the SLB position heading into season ... Although he spent his first three years at UNLV on offense, Cox ranked as the nation's No. 76 safety prospect by Scout coming out of high school and received scholarship offers as a DB from programs such as Wisconsin, Nebraska and Oklahoma State ... Earned Academic All-MW honors in 2008.

2010: Granted a medical hardship waiver for the season after suffering an injury ... Played first two games at running back, including starting Game Two at Utah ... Finished with 56 net yards on 21 carries.

2009: Played in all 12 games and finished fourth on team with 173 net rushing yards ... Sported a 3.5 per-carry average for the second consecutive season ... Also caught seven passes for 30 yards ... Turned in season-best 32-yard rushing day on just four carries at Wyoming and ran for a 23-yard touchdown at UNR the following week ... Listed as preseason Third Team All-MW by Phil Steele's.

2008: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 12 games, including starting vs. CSU, as a true freshman ... Finished second on team with 191 net rushing yards on 54 attempts with a long of 16 ... Scored his first touchdown as a collegian on a five-yard run vs. Air Force ... Set career highs with 13 carries for 60 yards vs. the Falcons ... Also caught five passes for seven net yards.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of North Garland HS in the football hotbed of Texas ... Lettered three years for the Raiders under coach David Farris ... Rushed for 450 yards and four TDs while recording 70 tackles and forcing two fumbles as a safety his senior season ... Made 81 tackles, picked off two passes and forced three fumbles as a junior ... Earned defensive all-district honors as a junior and senior.

PERSONAL: Chanton Jerrard "C.J." Cox was born on July 8, 1990 ... The son of Harold and Peggy Cox ... Has an older brother, Bucke ... Cousin Nick Patterson played safety at Ohio State from 2005-08 ... Majoring in political science.

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