Perrish Cox life and biography

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Perrish Cox biography

Date of birth : 1987-01-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Waco, Texas, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-11
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the Denver broncos, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Perrish Cox, a cornerback from Oklahoma State University who earned first-team All-Big 12 Conference honors on defense and garnered All-America recognition for his ability on special teams, where he scored six touchdowns (4 kickoff, 2 punt) during his collegiate career.
• Named a finalist for the Thorpe Award (nation’s best defensive back) and earned first-team all-conference accolades in 2009 after leading the country in pass breakups (19) and posting a career-high four interceptions.
• Finished his career at Oklahoma State with the third-most kickoff return yards (2,804) in FBS history (most in Big 12 annals) along with a school-record four kickoff return touchdowns and 10 kickoff returns of at least 50 yards.
• Earned first-team All-America honors as a returner from Sportsline.com in 2008 after posting a Big 12-best 29.8-yard kickoff return average (2 TDs) that ranked third in the nation.
• Named District 16-4A MVP as a senior at University High School in Waco, Texas.
• Selected by the Broncos in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

QUICKLY: Cox was selected in the fifth round (137th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft from Oklahoma State, where he earned first-team All-Big 12 Conference honors on defense and garnered All-America recognition for his play on special teams… Returned four kickoffs and two punts for touchdowns during his collegiate career.

2010: Cox made his NFL debut in the season opener at Jacksonville (9/12) and played a major role on special teams, finishing with two special-teams tackles, one punt return for four yards and three kickoff returns for 62 yards (20.7 avg.). Cox recorded his first NFL interception in the team's home opener versus Seattle (9/19) when he stepped in front of a pass from QB Matt Hasselbeck intended for WR Mike Williams and returned it 15 yards in the fourth quarter. He finished with 29 total yards (INT-15, PR-3, KR-11), which was a game high among non-offensive players... Made first career start against Indianapolis (9/26), led the team with a Broncos season-high four pass breakups, and registered one special-teams stop to move into a tie for the team lead in that category through three weeks... Broke up a third-down pass from QB Vince Young that was intended for WR Kenny Britt in the second quarter to end a Titans drive at Tennessee (10/3).

2009: Cox started all 11 games played as a senior at Oklahoma State and led the nation in pass breakups (19) to earn first-team All-Big 12 Conference honors as a finalist for the Thorpe Award (nation’s best defensive back)... Posted 36 tackles (33 solo) and a career-high four interceptions (12 yds.) along with one sack and one fumble recovery... Added 31 kickoff returns for 649 yards (20.9 avg.) and 19 punt returns for 198 yards (10.4 avg.) with one score.

2008: Cox started all 13 games for the Cowboys as a junior and had 32 tackles (24 solo), two interceptions (0 yds.) and 10 pass breakups... Named a first-team All-American as a returner (Sportsline.com) after leading the Big 12 Conference (3rd in nation) with a 29.8-yard kickoff return average with two touchdowns and a schoolrecord 895 kickoff return yards (30 returns)... Blocked a field goal vs. Oregon (12/30).

2007: Cox played all 13 games (8 starts) as a sophomore at Oklahoma State and had a career-high 42 tackles (32 solo) along with two interceptions (0 yds.) and 10 pass breakups... Was one of just three players in the nation to score on a punt and kickoff return, gaining 188 yards on 17 punt returns (11.1 avg.) with one touchdown and setting a school single-season record with 31 kickoff returns for 665 yards (21.5 avg.) with one score.

2006: Cox played 11 games (4 starts) as a true freshman for the Cowboys and totaled 24 tackles (18 solo), two interceptions (21 yds.), seven pass breakups and one fumble recovery... Ranked second in the Big 12 Conference (14th in nation) with 24 punt returns for 308 yards (12.8 avg.)... Had 25 kickoff returns for 595 yards (23.8 avg.) with one score.

HIGH SCHOOL: Cox attended University High School in Waco, Texas, where he received first-team Class 4A allstate and all-Central Texas honors along with being named District 16-4A MVP as a senior... Played in the U.S. Army All-American game after leading his team with nine interceptions on defense and recording 47 catches for 670 yards (14.3 avg.) with 12 touchdowns on offense.

PERSONAL:
Cox majored in education at Oklahoma State... Son of Perrish Sr. and Carolyn Cox... Perrish Cox was born on Jan. 10, 1987, in Waco, Texas.

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