CFB 24/7  

 

Son of former NFL star Bryan Cox shines for Florida in road win

Print
Marvin Gentry/USA TODAY Sports
Bryan Cox Jr. had two career sacks before recording three Saturday in a win over Tennessee.

Bryan Cox Jr. picked quite a day to play a lot like his father did during his NFL career.


» Power Rankings: Major shakeup in top 25
» Heisman Watch: New leader in race
» Stock report: Ole Miss QB Wallace rising
» Scout's Take: Dual-threat QBs could change NFL
» Inside the Pocket: Fallout from wild weekend
» Hot Seat Watch: Heat turned up on Hoke
» Things you need to know | Winners and losers
» Prescott now on scouts' radars | 5 TDs in win
» Can't-miss Moments: Top plays of Week 6 in CFB
» CFB Social: Week 6 as seen through social media
» Ole Miss shakes up playoff race in upset of 'Bama
» TCU stuns Oklahoma for landmark Big 12 win
» Notre Dame wins on fourth-and-11 TD play
» Petty has off day as Baylor narrowly beats Texas
» FSU avoids purge of top-rated teams with win
» Manziel yearns for A&M: 'I miss college life'
» Photos: Best of Week 6 | Cheerleaders | Alt unis

The son of former All-Pro linebacker Bryan Cox came up with three sacks to lead a 10-9 win in a road game at rival Tennessee that threatened to send the Florida Gators' season into an early tailspin.

Bryan Cox Sr., of course, had an impressive 12-year NFL career playing for the Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears and New York Jets, among others. The three-time All-Pro, currently the Atlanta Falcons' defensive line coach, amassed 51.5 career sacks, but as a college player at Western Illinois and a fifth-round draft pick, he never found himself on the center of a stage quite like his son was on Saturday.

Bryan Cox Jr.'s first sack of the season came at a big third-down moment, as he dropped Volunteers quarterback Justin Worley for a loss of 13 to force a punt in the second quarter. Cox, a redshirt sophomore who had two career sacks entering the game, sacked Worley again on third down in the third quarter to force a field goal attempt, and his third sack set up a 3rd-and-9 and helped force one of eight Tennessee punts.

Florida registered six sacks of Worley for the day, and only mounted a comeback from a 9-0 deficit after starting quarterback Jeff Driskel was benched in favor of true freshman Treon Harris.

The Gators might have found a new quarterback in Harris.

And a new star pass rusher in Cox.

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter @ChaseGoodbread.

Print

Headlines

The previous element was an advertisement.

NFL Shop