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Derek Cox
CB #37
Height:
6-1
Weight:
195
Age:
27
College:
William & Mary
Hometown:
Winterville, NC
Experience:
6
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 241 204 37 0.0 0 39 13 40 -- 16 0 1 1
2013 SD 16 11 38 34 4 0.0 -- 7 1 2 2 2 0 0 --
2012 JAC 12 12 60 55 5 0.0 -- 11 4 18 4.5 16 0 1 --
2011 JAC 6 6 22 16 6 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 JAC 13 11 49 41 8 0.0 -- 8 4 14 3.5 14 0 0 --
2009 JAC 16 16 72 58 14 0.0 -- 11 4 6 1.5 6 0 0 1

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2009 (16/16-Jax), 2010 (13/11-Jax), 2011 (6/6-Jax), 2012 (12/11-Jax), 2013 (16/11-SD). Total- 63/55 (47/44- Jax, 16/11-SD).

  • • Most veteran Vikings DB with 55 career starts under his belt. 
  • • Tied for 2nd among NFL rookies in 2009 with 4 INTs and led Jacksonville in picks 3 times during his 4 years with Jaguars- 2009, 2010, 2012 with 4 INTs each season.

OFF THE FIELD Earned degree in marketing from W&M...Participated in NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program at Penn’s Wharton School in 2013...Married, wife Julie is a graduate of George Mason University School of Law...During his NFL career he has been active with several outreach causes, including food banks and prostate cancer awareness...Has a fraternal twin sister, Shannon...Brother, Travis, played football at East Carolina.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2009 (16/16-Jax), 2010 (13/11-Jax), 2011 (6/6-Jax), 2012 (12/11-Jax), 2013 (16/11-SD). Total- 63/55 (47/44- Jax, 16/11-SD).

  • • Most veteran Vikings DB with 55 career starts under his belt. 
  • • Tied for 2nd among NFL rookies in 2009 with 4 INTs and led Jacksonville in picks 3 times during his 4 years with Jaguars- 2009, 2010, 2012 with 4 INTs each season.

OFF THE FIELD Earned degree in marketing from W&M...Participated in NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program at Penn’s Wharton School in 2013...Married, wife Julie is a graduate of George Mason University School of Law...During his NFL career he has been active with several outreach causes, including food banks and prostate cancer awareness...Has a fraternal twin sister, Shannon...Brother, Travis, played football at East Carolina.

PRO Comes to Minnesota in 2014 after spending 2013 with San Diego where he was a free agent pickup from Jacksonville...During Jacksonville career he lead team in INTs with 4 in 3 of his 4 seasons with the club...During his 4 seasons with Jaguars his 12 INTs was double that of his closest teammate...In Jacksonville, he played under head coaches who had both been Vikings during their playing days- Jack Del Rio and Mike Mularkey.

2013 Started opening 11 games of season and saw action in all 16 regular season contests...Helped 9-7 Chargers advance to playoffs, going 1-1 with Wild Card win over Cincinnati on the road before losing at Denver in Divisional Round to end the season...Saw time as a sub in both playoff games, the 1st post-season action of his career...Spent season with San Diego after joining club as a free agent pickup from Jacksonville...Snared INT off Colts QB Andrew Luck vs. Indianapolis (10/14)...Notched season-best 7 tackles in season opener vs. Houston (9/9)...Ranked tied for 3rd among Chargers DBs with 6 PD on season.

2012 Started 11 of the 12 games he played in last season with Jacksonville...Tied career-high with 4 INTs and notched career-best 16 PDs...Had INTs in consecutive games vs. Chicago (10/7) and at Oakland (10/21)...Had best game as a pro at Houston (11/18), posting career-best 15 tackles with 14 solo and added an INT...Forced a fumble vs. NY Jets (12/9).

2011 Battled injuries throughout the season before going on injured reserve to end the year on 11/25 with knee injury suffered at Cleveland (11/20)...Started the 6 games he played in during the season and still had 10 PDs...Ended season with 16 tackles.

2010 Started 11 of his 13 games...Led team with 4 INTs...Had career-high 2 INTs at Dallas (10/31) to tie a Jaguars team record, returning 1 of the picks 14 yards...Had 52 tackles on the season...Posted season-high 9 tackles at Cleveland (11/21).

2009 Made immediate impact as a rookie, snaring an INT off Peyton Manning at Indianapolis (9/13) in the end zone in his 1st series of his 1st NFL game and on the 2nd series recovered a Joseph Addai fumble...Led team with 4 INTs...Became only 2nd Jacksonville rookie CB to start a season opener and started all 16 games...Tied for 2nd in the NFL among rookie defenders with 4 INTs.

COLLEGE A 2-time team captain...At the time of his selection in the 3rd round, he was the 2nd-highest drafted W&M player in school history...Scored 4 TDs as a senior, 2 INTs and 2 PRs...Named 2nd-Team All-CAA as a senior and 3rd-Team as a junior...Ended college career with 9 INTs.

PREP Helped lead Rose High in Greenville, NC to state title in Class 4A football as a senior  in 2003 at WR/DB and return man...Played CF on state-champion baseball team.