Will look to rebound from a knee injury that forced him to miss all of the 2008 season and the previous spring practice ... begins preseason camp listed second on the depth chart at defensive end..
2008: Missed the entire season due to a knee 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 economics major.
MIKE COX'S CAREER HIGHS
Most Tackles: 4 vs. Temple, 9/15/07