Cox Jr. landed in Carolina as an undrafted rookie in 2017.
• Played in 11 games for Carolina in 2018, finishing with 10 tackles...Recorded a single-game career high with four tackles at Detroit in Week 11 (11/18/19).
• Played in seven games for Carolina as a rookie in 2017...Finished the season with five tackles, six quarterback pressures and one fumble recovery.
• Part of a defensive unit in 2017 that ranked seventh in the NFL in total yards allowed (317.1 per game), third in rushing yards allowed (88.1 per game) and third in total sacks (50).
• Made NFL debut in Week 5 at Detroit (10/8/17).
• Recorded first fumble recovery vs. Tampa Bay (12/24/17), scooping up a fumble by quarterback Jameis Winston on the opening drive of the game and running it back 15 yards to the Tampa Bay 15-yard line.
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (5/5/17)...Waived by Carolina (9/2/17)... Signed to Carolina practice squad (9/3/17)...Signed to active roster off practice squad (9/30/17)...Tendered as exclusive rights free agent (3/6/19)...Waived by Carolina (8/31/19)...Signed to Carolina practice squad (9/1/19)...Signed to active roster with Carolina (10/1/19).
Career (18/0) [1/0]; 2018 (11/0); 2017 (7/0) [1/0].
Played in 44 games with 28 starts at Florida...Produced 98 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, 15 quarterback pressures, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one pass defensed...As a senior in 2016, played in 11 games with five starts...Missed three games with knee and ankle injures...Recorded 19 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, six quarterback pressures and one forced fumble...Played in 14 games with 13 starts as a junior in 2015...Tied for third on the Gators with 3.5 sacks and six quarterback pressures...Posted 45 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one pass defensed...As a sophomore in 2014, played in 11 games with 10 starts...Finished third on the team with four sacks to go along with three quarterback pressures...Notched 29 tackles and six tackles for loss...As a freshman in 2013, played in eight games...Logged five tackles, two tackles for loss and two sacks...Redshirted as a true freshman in 2012.
Attended St. Thomas Aquinas HS in Fort Lauderdale, Fla....Father, Bryan, played linebacker for 12 seasons in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins from 1991-95, Chicago Bears from 1996-97, New York Jets from 1998-2000, New England Patriots in 2001 and New Orleans Saints in 2002.