|Hometown:||New Castle, Pa.|
|High School:||New Castle|
2016: Starting linebacker for UAlbany, finishing with 41 tackles, a forced fumble and 0.5 sacks... Started the year with a sacks and two tackles in win at Buffalo (9/2)... Six tackles, including four unassisted, in home victory over Holy Cross (9/17)... Third on the team with 11 tackles vs. Richmond (10/8).
2015: CAA Co-Defensive Rookie of the Year … ECAC Division I FCS Defensive Rookie of the Year … Third-Team All-CAA Defense … Played in all 11 games with 10 starts at linebacker … Led the team and ranked fifth in the conference with 94 tackles, including 57 solo … Recorded 10 or more tackles in a game four times … Recorded a season-high 16 tackles (eight solo) along with a sack, forced fumble, and an interception returned for 22 yards at James Madison (Sept. 19) … Brought down 10 with a sack for a loss of two yards vs. Villanova (Oct. 17) … Logged 14 tackles with a season-best 11 unassisted at Richmond (Oct. 31) … Forced and recovered a fumble and had six tackles in win over Delaware (Nov. 7).
2014: Redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named first-team all-conference as a quarterback in 2013 and second-team all-conference at safety … Earned second-team all-conference quarterback honors as a junior … Recorded 1,300 passing yards, 450 rushing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, and eight rushing touchdowns in his senior season … Totaled 2,295 passing yards, 850 rushing yards, 17 rushing touchdowns, and 35 passing touchdowns in his career … Team captain … Named New Castle's 2013 Offensive Player of the Year.
PERSONAL: Son of Erica and John Cox … Has four brothers – Drew, Jaylan, Caden, and Kai – and one sister, Kameron.