Cox finishes his career with 114 total tackles, 24.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks. He played in 36 games, starting 27. He also blocked five kicks during his career at Mississippi State, including a field goal in the Bulldogs' 23-17 victory over Wake Forest in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.
Cox finished the 2011 season with 56 total tackles, including 14.5 tackles for loss and five sacks. He was named Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week four times on the season, and was a named first-team all-SEC by the Associated Press.
Started 11 games and played in 12 during his sophomore campaign . . . Posted 29 tackles on the season, with 6.5 coming behind the line of scrimmage . . . Also credited with 2.5 sacks and four quarterback hurries . . . Blocked a pair of kicks, bringing his career total to three.
Played in all 12 games during his true freshman season . . . Earned Freshman All-Southeastern Conference honors from the league's coaches . . . Started four times on the year . . . Posted 29 total tackles with 3.5 coming behind the line of scrimmage . . . Began career with two tackle for loss game against Jackson State . . . Also posted first career sack against the Tigers . . . Recorded career-high five tackles in Week 2 against Auburn . . . Earned first start against Middle Tennessee . . . Credited with four tackles with 1.5 for loss against the Blue Raiders . . . Also posted four stops against Florida and Arkansas.
Rated the No. 5 weak side defensive end in the country by national recruiting web site Rivals.com . . . That site credits him with the second-fastest first step among all defensive ends and a 4.47 time in the 40-yard dash . . . Rivals moved him among its top 100 players overall in the country in its final post-season ranking . . . He is also considered the No. 2 prospect in the state of Mississippi by Rivals, the top defensive player on the chart . . . Considered the No. 17 defensive end prospect in the country by national recruiting web site Scout.com . . . Listed No. 31 on Super Prep Magazine's ranking of the top defensive linemen in the country in its post-season All-America issue . . . Named first-team, all-state on the defensive line by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger newspaper for all classifications . . . Ranked No. 4 on the Clarion-Ledger's list of the 10 most wanted high school prospects in the state of Mississippi, the top defensive lineman on the list . . . Also selected to that newspaper's Dandy Dozen list, symbolic of being one of the top 12 high school players in Mississippi . . . Made 104 total tackles during his senior season, including 10 quarterback sacks . . . Also had one pass interception and a fumble recovery . . . Chosen to play in the Mississippi-Alabama High School All-Star game following his senior season for head coach Tony Woolfolk at Yazoo City (Miss.) High School . . . Selected to the G&W Recruiting Report's Pre-season Top 250 prospects nationally, one of the top 56 offensive and defensive linemen on the list . . . During his junior campaign, he had 103 total tackles, including 11 quarterback sacks and two pass interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown . . . Other top scholarship offers: LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss and Colorado . . . Committed to MSU in April 2008.
Born Fletcher Cox, 12-13-90 . . . Son of Mrs. Melissa Cox Bright.