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#56    Mike Cox

Redshirt Sophomore
Defensive End
6-2, 227
West Hempstead, N.Y.
Friends Academy

A redshirt sophomore who hopes to regain his reserve defensive end role after missing spring practice due to injury.


2007: Played in all 13 games on special teams and as a reserve defensive end … Made 21 tackles on the year, two of which were for a loss … Shared a sack, the first of his career, for his only tackle at West Virginia (Nov. 24) … Made three tackles in the win at Pittsburgh (Sept. 22), including a TFL … Had a season-high four stops against Temple (Sept. 15) including a half of a TFL.


2006: Redshirted … Named the Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Indiana (Sept. 23) and Rutgers (Oct. 29) games … Also named Special Teams Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Cincinnati game (Nov. 25).


High School: Played running back and linebacker in high school … Was a team captain in junior and senior years … Earned All-County honorable mention honors as a junior and was All-Conference as a sophomore … Played in the Nassau County vs. Suffolk County All-Star game … Also played basketball and lacrosse and was captain of both teams.


Personal Profile: Michael C. Cox … Born on June 11, 1988 … An exploratory major.


YEAR   GP-GS UT        AT        TT        SKS     TFL      INT      PBU

 2007   13-0   8        13        21      0.5-1  2-7     0        0



Most Tackles: 4, vs. Temple, 9/15/07

Most TFL:      1, at Pittsburgh 9/22/07

Most Sacks:   1, at West Virginia, 11/24/07

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