BIOGRAPHY
16   Perrish Cox
Perrish Cox
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Waco, Texas

High School:
University

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 198

Position:
DB


10/06/2014

Hill Named CFPA Kickoff Returner Performer of the Week

Cowboy returner received national recognition.

Worth Noting Leads all active FBS players and holds the Big 12
and OSU record with four career kickoff returns for touchdowns
2008 All-America kick returner as selected by Sportsline.com
Stats At A Glance Third nationally and first in the Big 12 with 29.83 yards per kick return in 2008
...... OSU record holder with 2,155 career kickoff return yards
....... Big 12 record holder with two kickoff returns in a season

A starter at cornerback who is closing in on several milestones in the return game and is a returning All-American in that category ... Needs just 110 kickoff return yards to set the Big 12 career record ... Already holds the OSU record in that category with 2,155 yards ... That yardage total is second among all active NCAA players ... Has held down a starting corner spot for the past two seasons ... A 2006 first-team Freshman All-America pick by Rivals.com in the return game, second-team all-Big 12 by Associated Press and honorable mention all-Big 12 by the coaches as a return specialist ... Also a member of The Sporting News Big 12 all-frosh team ... During the 2007 season, he was one of just three players in America with a punt return and kickoff return for a touchdown ... A 2007 honorable mention all-Big 12 selection as a kick returner by the league coaches ... Has five returns for scores in his career (four kickoffs and a punt) ... Leads all active NCAA players with four kickoff returns for touchdowns.

2008 (Junior): Finished the season with 32 tackles, eight pass break-ups and and two interceptions ... Opened the season with a bang, returning his first kickoff of the season 90 yards for a touchdown against Washington State ... Had a season-best five tackles against Troy, Missouri and Texas Tech ... Broke up passes against Houston, Texas A&M, Missouri, Baylor, Iowa State, Colorado and Oklahoma (2) ... Had two tackles vs. Texas A&M, Iowa State and Houston ... Picked off a pass against the Cyclones as well ... Had a tackle for a loss at Texas Tech ... Along with the 90-yarder at Washington State, he had a 57-yard kickoff return against Texas A&M and a 52-yarder at Texas ... Closed the regular season with a 90-yard kickoff return for a score against Oklahoma ... Against Oregon, he blocked a field goal, recorded an interception and had a 43-yard kickoff return.

2007 (Sophomore): Started the last eight games of the regular season at corner ... Tied for second on the team with two interceptions while breaking up eight passes ... Credited with 42 tackles as a sophomore ... Took a kickoff back 52 yards in the season opener at Georgia ... Had a career-long 67-yard punt return to set up a touchdown in Oklahoma State's 42-6 win over Florida Atlantic and had a 20-yard punt return against the Owls ... Picked off a pass in the end zone at Troy and broke up a pass against the Trojans ... Logged five tackles in the Cowboys' 49-45 win over Texas Tech ... Made his first defensive start of the season in the victory over the Red Raiders ... Scored his first special teams touchdown of the year when he took a punt back 49 yards in the Cowboys' 39-3 win over Sam Houston State ... Matched a career high with seven tackles against Sam Houston State and broke up a career-best three passes in that win over the Bearkats ... Recorded four tackles and matched a career high with three passes broken up at Texas A&M ... Picked off a Sam Keller pass in OSU's 45-14 win over Nebraska in Lincoln ... Returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown and logged six tackles in OSU's dramatic 41-39 win over No. 25 Kansas State ... His 98-yard return in that game was the longest of his career, tied for the fourth-longest return in school history and was the longest by an OSU player since Barry Sanders took a kick back 100 yards for a touchdown in 1988 ... Made six tackles against Texas ... Recorded two tackles and broke up a pass against Kansas ... Had five stops at OU ...Finished third in the Big 12 and No. 25 nationally with 11.1 yards per punt return ... Averaged 21.5 yards on 31 kickoff returns and his 631 kickoff return yards are second best for OSU in a single season.

2006 (Freshman): Missed the Oklahoma game and the Independence Bowl with injury but still ended the season No. 14 nationally and second in the Big 12 in punt returns (12.8 yards per try) and No. 35 nationally in kickoff returns (23.8 yards) ... Became the first Cowboy since Barry Sanders to open a season with a kickoff return for a touchdown when he went 96 yards against Missouri State ... Had six returns that set up OSU scores, including a 49-yard return of a quick kick at Arkansas State, a 25-yard punt return against Florida Atlantic, a 63-yard punt return at Kansas State, a 39-yard kickoff return at Kansas, a 39-yard kickoff return vs. Nebraska and a 57-yard kickoff return against Baylor ... Had 24 tackles on defense while breaking up five passes ... Had interceptions against Missouri State (returned for 21 yards) and Baylor ... Had a season-high seven stops against the Bears ... His 595 kickoff return yards in 2006 represent the third best single-season total in OSU history.

High School: A standout on both sides of the football ... As a senior, recorded 27 tackles and led the team with nine interceptions ... Had a quarterback sack ... As a receiver, had 47 catches for 670 yards and 12 touchdowns ... Played in the U.S. Army All-American Game and was listed as a Scout.com national top-100 player ... Other honors included first-team Class 4A all-state and first-team all-Central Texas ... District 16-4A MVP ... First-team all-district as both a defensive back and a kick returner ... Dallas Morning News top-100 prospect.

Personal: Born Jan. 10, 1987 ... Son of Carolyn and Perrish Cox, Sr. ... Education major.

Cox's Career Defensive Stats
Year... GP.. UT-AT-TT... TFL.. Sacks... INT.... PBU.... QBH..... FF...... FR BLK
2006... 12.... 18-6-24..... 0.0..... 0.0....... 2........ 5......... 0......... 1........ 0 0
2007... 13... 32-10-42..... 0.0..... 0.0....... 2........ 8......... 0......... 0........ 0 0
2008... 13.... 24-8-32..... 1.0..... 0.0....... 2........ 8......... 0......... 0........ 0 1
Career 38... 74-24-98..... 1.0..... 0.0....... 6....... 21......... 0......... 1........ 0 1

Cox's Career Special Teams Stats
Year........... KR.... Yds... Avg... TD.. Long...... PR... Yds... Avg.... TD... Long
2006........... 25..... 595... 23.8.... 1..... 96........ 24.... 308... 12.8..... 0...... 63
2007........... 31..... 665... 21.5.... 1..... 98........ 17.... 188... 11.1..... 1...... 67
2008........... 30..... 895... 29.8.... 2..... 90......... 0....... 0....... 0....... 0....... 0
Career........ 86.... 2155.. 25.1.... 4..... 98........ 41.... 496... 12.1..... 1...... 67

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