- Career & Game-By-Game Statistics
All-Star candidate entering his junior season . . . Talented defensive lineman made an immediate impact during his true freshman season . . . All-SEC nominee during his sophomore season . . . Suffered an ankle injury early in the 2010 season that hobbled him . . . Highly recruited athlete from Yazoo City, Miss.
Started 11 games and played in 12 during his sophomore campaign . . . Posted 29 tackles on the season, with 6.5 coming behind the line of scrimmage . . . Also credited with 2.5 sacks and four quarterback hurries . . . Blocked a pair of kicks, bringing his career total to three.
Played in all 12 games during his true freshman season . . . Earned Freshman All-Southeastern Conference honors from the league’s coaches . . . Started four times on the year . . . Posted 29 total tackles with 3.5 coming behind the line of scrimmage . . . Began career with two tackle for loss game against Jackson State . . . Also posted first career sack against the Tigers . . . Recorded career-high five tackles in Week 2 against Auburn . . . Earned first start against Middle Tennessee . . . Credited with four tackles with 1.5 for loss against the Blue Raiders . . . Also posted four stops against Florida and Arkansas.
Rated the No. 5 weak side defensive end in the country by national recruiting web site Rivals.com . . . That site credits him with the second-fastest first step among all defensive ends and a 4.47 time in the 40-yard dash . . . Rivals moved him among its top 100 players overall in the country in its final post-season ranking . . . He is also considered the No. 2 prospect in the state of Mississippi by Rivals, the top defensive player on the chart . . . Considered the No. 17 defensive end prospect in the country by national recruiting web site Scout.com . . . Listed No. 31 on Super Prep Magazine’s ranking of the top defensive linemen in the country in its post-season All-America issue . . . Named first-team, all-state on the defensive line by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger newspaper for all classifications . . . Ranked No. 4 on the Clarion-Ledger’s list of the 10 most wanted high school prospects in the state of Mississippi, the top defensive lineman on the list . . . Also selected to that newspaper’s Dandy Dozen list, symbolic of being one of the top 12 high school players in Mississippi . . . Made 104 total tackles during his senior season, including 10 quarterback sacks . . . Also had one pass interception and a fumble recovery . . . Chosen to play in the Mississippi-Alabama High School All-Star game following his senior season for head coach Tony Woolfolk at Yazoo City (Miss.) High School . . . Selected to the G&W Recruiting Report’s Pre-season Top 250 prospects nationally, one of the top 56 offensive and defensive linemen on the list . . . During his junior campaign, he had 103 total tackles, including 11 quarterback sacks and two pass interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown . . . Other top scholarship offers: LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss and Colorado . . . Committed to MSU in April 2008.
Born Fletcher Cox, 12-13-90 . . . Son of Mrs. Melissa Cox Bright.