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Demetrious Cox
DB #37
Height:
6-1
Weight:
198
Age:
23
College:
Michigan State
Hometown:
Jeannette, PA
Experience:
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Bio

Versatile, productive player and team captain from same Michigan State defensive backfield that produced Bengals CB Darqueze Dennard ... Totaled 166 career tackles, 18 passes defensed, four INTs and two fumble recoveries ... Switched in college between cornerback (nine starts) and safety (16 starts) ... All starts senior season were at safety, which is where Bengals will look at him ... Also a productive special teams player for the Spartans.

Versatile, productive player and team captain from same Michigan State defensive backfield that produced Bengals CB Darqueze Dennard ... Totaled 166 career tackles, 18 passes defensed, four INTs and two fumble recoveries ... Switched in college between cornerback (nine starts) and safety (16 starts) ... All starts senior season were at safety, which is where Bengals will look at him ... Also a productive special teams player for the Spartans.

 

     Career transactions: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 5-5-17.

 

     College highlights: Spent five years at Michigan State (one redshirt) and played in 51 games, with 25 starts (16 at S and nine at CB) ... Career totals of 166 tackles, including 5.5 for losses, with four INTs, 14 pass breakups and two fumble recoveries ... Scored two career TDs. 2016—Team captain ... Started 10 games, all at free safety ... Totaled 55 tackles, including 1.5 for losses, and six passes defensed ... Three tackles in win vs. Rutgers, and intercepted a pass and returned it 30 yards for a TD ... Four tackles in win at Illinois, including one for a loss, and also had a pass breakup ... Seven tackles and one pass breakup vs. Northwestern ... Nine tackles and a pass breakup vs. BYU ... Career-high 14 tackles vs. Wisconsin. 2015—Started all 14 games (eight at CB and six at S) ... Third-team all-Big Ten selection (media) ... Totaled 79 tackles, including two for losses, three INTs, 10 passes defensed and a FR ... Recorded seven tackles and two pass breakups in win vs. Oregon ... In win vs. Purdue, his first career start at S, logged three tackles and an INT ... Eight tackles in win at Michigan ... Four tackles in upset win at Ohio State ... Recorded seven tackles in win vs. Penn State, along with a fumble recovery he returned 77 yards for a TD ... Seven tackles in Big Ten Championship Game vs. Iowa, and picked off a pass in the end zone in the second quarter ... Seven tackles in College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Cotton Bowl Classic vs. Alabama. 2014—Played in all 13 games ... Totaled 26 tackles, including two for losses, with two passes defensed ... Forced and recovered a fumble in win vs. Eastern Michigan ... Recorded a 14-yard sack vs. Ohio State ... Four tackles, including one for a loss, and a pass defensed in win at Penn State. 2013—Played in all 14 games, primarily on special teams ... Recorded six tackles. 2012—Did not play (redshirt).

 

     High school: Attended Jeannette High School in Jeannette, Pa. (outside Pittsburgh) ... Named Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WPIAL Class AA Player of the Year ... Helped lead Jeannette to state championship game, scoring 10 TDs during team’s playoff run ... Accounted for 2173 yards and 31 scores as a senior, rushing for 1263 yards and 22 TDs, and passing 62 of 106 for 910 yards and nine more TDs ... On defense as a senior, recorded 63 tackles and three INTs, including one he returned for a TD ... As a junior, rushed for 621 yards and 12 scores, and passed 55 of 88 for 698 yards and four more TDs ... Also a standout on the basketball team, surpassing 1000 career points.

 

     Personal: Hometown is Jeannette, Pa. ... Interdisciplinary studies major at Michigan State.

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