Cox in 2013
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||September 22, 1986|
|Place of birth:||Winterville, North Carolina|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school:||Greenville (NC) Rose|
|College:||William & Mary|
|NFL Draft:||2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 73|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014|
Derek Sinclair Cox (born September 22, 1986) is an American football cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at William & Mary.
High school career
Cox was a four-year starter for William & Mary. He was a two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association selection and finished his senior season tied for fifth in the CAA with four interceptions and returned a pair of those for touchdowns.
2009 NFL Draft
Cox missed the first two games of the 2012 season due to an injury and returned in Week 3 to face the Indianapolis Colts. Cox finished the 2012 campaign with a career best 60 tackles; he also had 1 FF and 4 interceptions.
San Diego Chargers
On March 13, 2013 Cox agreed to a four-year deal with the San Diego Chargers In week 6, Cox intercepted Andrew Luck to help win the game. Cox was benched three times during the regular season due to inconsistent play. He lost his starting job to veteran Richard Marshall in week 13. Cox finished the season on special teams and managed career-lows, 38 tackles and only 1 interception. He was released on March 4, 2014.
On March 13, 2014, Cox signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings. He was cut after the third preseason game, on August 25, 2014.
On August 27, 2014, Cox signed a one-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens. He was released three days later. Cox did not play in the 2014 season.
New England Patriots
On June 8, 2015, Cox was signed by the New England Patriots, the team released him on August 1, 2015.
NFL awards and honors
- Athlon Sports All-Rookie Team (2009)
- Ourlads Scouting All-Rookie Team (2009)
- 2010 Pro Bowl Alternate
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- Kuharsky, Paul. "Rookie surprise: Jaguars CB Derek Cox - AFC South Blog - ESPN". Espn.go.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
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- Chargers agree to four-year deal with CB Derek Cox
- Gehlken, Michael. "Chargers release Derek Cox". utsandiego.com. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
- "Ravens cut veteran CB Derek Cox". CBSSports.com. 2014-08-06. Retrieved 2014-09-15.
- Archived February 4, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Ourlads' 2010 All Rookie Team". Ourlads.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08.