Deavin Cox
Deavin  Cox

Dallas, TX

High School:
Bishop Lynch HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 195

D Back

Played in all 12 games and finished third on the team in rushing yards with 204 yards on 58 carries... Led Mean Green in rushing in games versus Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe ... Put up a career-high 98 yards rushing against the Ragin’ Cajuns ... Finished third on team in rushing despite not getting a carry until the ninth game of the season ... Provided a spark on special teams with 10 tackles on the year ... Blocked a second-quarter punt against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Caused and recovered fumble in game versus Texas ... His two fumble recoveries on the season was tied for fourth-best in the Sun Belt ... Averaged 68 yards per game in games where he received a carry.

Served as a backup cornerback, and saw action in all 11 games ... Recorded his only tackle in the season finale against Arkansas State ... Was an active member of the Mean Green special teams.

As a freshman, Cox made an immediate impact in the Mean Green secondary and saw action in 10 games ... Member of the defense that was second in the Sun Belt in rushing yards allowed during conference games and tops in turnover ratio (+13) ... Tallied eight tackles, all of which were solo ... Registered a season-high two tackles against Colorado, Baylor and New Mexico State.

High School/Personal
Was a key cog on Bishop Lynch teams that won two state titles and lost only three times in 28 games ... Was named to the TAPPS 5A all-state first team as a running back and linebacker ... Was the 5A only player in the state to earn honors on both sides of the ball ... Rushed for 1,407 yards, 27 touchdowns and averaged 7.7 yards per carry during his senior season ... Also had 42 tackles, four sacks, three fumble recoveries and an interception to earn defensive honors for the second consecutive year ... Was the Most Valuable Player in the 2003 state title game ... Dave Campbell’s Texas Football listed Cox as one of the top 20 linebackers in the state ... A top track competitor, he was timed at 10.5 in the 100-yard dash in 2003 ... Coached by Gary Oliver ... Son of Melvin and Cynthia Jones ... Born June 4, 1986.

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