Joe Cox
# 14
Quarterback - QB
Height: 6-1  Weight: 198
Senior
Previous Affiliations
   Independence
Previous Experience
  2L
Hometown
   Charlotte, N.C.
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Courtesy: UGA Sports Communications
Release: 01/10/2010
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Career Highs: 18 completions (2x), last vs. No. 4 LSU in 2009
*34 attempts (2x) last at Tennessee in 2009
*375 passing yards at Arkansas in 2009
*Five passing TDs at Arkansas in 2009
*Long pass of 56 yards vs. Ariz. St. in 2009
*Long TD pass of 56 yards vs. Ariz. St in 2009
*3 interceptions vs. No. 1 Florida in 2009
*4 rushing attempts (3x), last vs. No. 1 Florida in 2009
*13 rushing yards vs. No. 5 Florida in 2008
*Long rush of 13 yards vs. No. 5 Florida in 2008
*1 two-point conversion pass at Arkansas in 2009

2009: Graduated in December with a degree in Psychology.
*Started all 13 games completing 185-of-331 pass attempts for 2,584 yards and 24 touchdowns with 15 interceptions; His 24 touchdown passes ranked second-best for a single-season in UGA history.
*Named team’s permanent overall captain
*Named Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week (9/20), SEC Offensive Player of the Week (9/21) and earned CollegeFootballPerformance.com’s Quarterback Performance of the Week (9/20) after he completed 18-of-25 passes for 375 and tied a school record with five touchdown passes at Arkansas in 2009
*Passed for over 200 yards in six games: vs. S. Carolina (17x24, 204 yards, two TDs), vs. Ariz. St. (17x31, 229 yards, two TDs), at Arkansas, vs. No. 4 LSU (18x34, 229 yards, two TDs), vs. Vanderbilt (16x31, 226 yards, two TDs) and vs. Kentucky (12x30, 291 yards, three TDs).
*Completed 9-of-16 passes for 105 yards in spring G-Day game.
*Earned Coffee County Hustle Award at conclusion of spring drills.
*Recipient of The Leavy Family & the Brunswick News Publishing Co. Football Scholarship.

2008: Appeared in three games completing 11-of-15 passes for 151 yards & two TDs
*Earned SEC Academic Honor Roll and Director’s Honor Roll distinction for fall semester
*Went 2-for-4 on passing attempts for 27 yards and a TD and made one rush for 13 yards in loss to No. 5 Florida
*Connected on 5-of-5 passes for 76 yards vs. Central Michigan
*Completed 4-of-6 passes for 48 yards and a TD vs. Georgia Southern

2007: Played in six games going 5-of-15 passing for 56 yards and a TD
*Recipient of the Leavy Family and the Brunswick News Publishing Co. Scholarship
*Completed 7x8 passes for 156 yards and one TD in spring G-Day game
*Listed as number two QB at conclusion of spring drills

2006: Appeared in four games with one start coming in win at Ole Miss
*Sporting News College Football Player of the Week and SEC Freshman of the Week after the win over Colorado (10-13, 154 yds, 2 TDs)
*Made game-winning 20-yard TD pass to Martrez Milner with 46 seconds left to cap a five-play, 43-yard drive to beat Colorado 14-13
*Made debut in win over Western Kentucky going 2-for-3 for 29 yards
*Team went 9-4 including a Chick-fil-A Bowl win
*Recipient of the Porter Otis Payne Football Scholarship
*Completed 12 of 21 passes for 185 yards in annual spring G-Day game

2005: Redshirted
*Outstanding Offensive Scout Team Player Award
*Recipient of Porter Otis Payne Football Scholarship Endowment
*Part of SEC Championship team that went 10-3

High School: Independence, coached by Bill Guiler...2004 Parade Magazine All-America Team SuperPrep All-MidAtlantic Team...2004 Associated Press Prep Football Player of the Year for NC...NC Gatorade Player of the Year in 2004... Invited to the EA Sports Elite 11 Camp for the nation’s top QBs...Featured in Feb. 21, 2005, Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd” for being the Old Spice Red Zone National High School Player of the Year...AP First-Team All-State and two-time Charlotte Observer Offensive Player of the Year...Played in Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas...31-0 record as starting QB and two-time team captain...NC state record 66 TD passes while leading his team to its fifth consecutive state championship his senior year...Twice named the MVP of the state title game...As a senior completed 240-of-363 passes for 4,509 yards and just five INTs...As a junior threw for 3,983 yards and 43 TDs...No. 7 QB in the country by Rivals.com and ESPN’s Tom Lemming...PrepNation 101 All-American Team, Sun-Sentinel All-Southern Team...2004 NCPreps.com All-State, NC Red Zone Player of the Year for leadership and academics.

Personal: JOE COX; Born:  Nov. 27, 1986; Major: Psychology.

Passing










Year

G/GS

Cmp.

Att.

Pct.

Yds.

INT

TD

Eff.

LG

2006

4/1

17

28

60.7

225

1

2

144.64

34 CU

2007

6/0

5

15

33.3

56

0

1

86.89

34 WCU

2008

3/0

11

15

73.3

151

0

2

201.89

32/GSU

2009 13/13 185 331 55.9 2,584 15 24 136.33 65 VU

Total

26/14

218

389

56.0

3,016

16

29

137.54

65 VU

Rushing










Year

G/GS

Att.

Yards

Per/Att.

Per/Gm.

TD

LG



2006

4/1

1

1

1.0

0.3

0

1 WKU



2007

6/0

0

0

0

0

0

--



2008

3/0

3

14

4.7

4.7

0

13 UF



2009 13/13 31 -28 -0.9 -2.2 0 17 AU    

Total

26/14

35

-13

-0.4

-0.5

0

17 AU