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#93 Joel Cox
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 288
Year: Senior
Hometown: Greenwood, Ind.
High School: Center Grove
Major: Business
Experience: 4 Letters
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Joel Cox
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 08/04/2010

 * 2012 Academic All-Mid-American Conference Honorable Mention *

2013 (Sr.):  Started 15th career game in the GoDaddy Bowl . . . started all 13 games this season . . . tallied sixth career blocked kick at Eastern Michigan when he blocked an extra point attempt . . . first career tackles for loss vs. Illinois State . . . career high six tackles at North Texas, vs. Kent State and vs. Miami University . . . four tackles and first career fumble recovery at Virginia.

2012 (Jr.):  Started his first career game vs. Eastern Michigan . . . started the first two games and played in all 13, including the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg . . . tied for second in the nation in blocked extra points with three . . . registered a blocked extra point vs. Eastern Michigan, South Florida and at Central Michigan . . . season high three tackles vs. Northern Illinois, vs. Western Michigan and at Army . . . two tackles vs. Ohio and at Miami University . . . credited with half a sack vs. Western Michigan.

2011 (So.):  Returned to the defensive line and tallied one tackle in Ball State's season opening 27-20 victory over Indiana at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. . . . blocked a South Florida field goal at the end of the second quarter, marking the first field goal blocked by a Ball State player since Oct. 10, 2009 . . . season high five tackles vs. Temple . . . registered two tackles at Eastern Michigan.

2010 (Fr.): Played in four games . . . moved to offensive line during the season . . . credited with one tackle vs. Southeast Missouri State and one at Iowa.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Earned three letters in football for Coach Eric Moore at Center Grove . . . helped the Trojans to a 10-4 record as a senior and a 33-7 mark in his career . . . helped Center Grove to a state championship as a junior and conference titles as a sophomore and junior . . . all-conference first team as a senior after receiving honorable mention as a sophomore and junior . . . named Center Grove's Most Valuable Player as a senior and the team's Outstanding Defensive Lineman as a sophomore and senior . . . all-state as a senior and junior all-state in 2008 . . . Johnson County Player of the Year as a senior.

PERSONAL:  Son of Jon and Lori Cox . . . one sister and two brothers . . . owns a 3.593 cumulative grade-point average on Ball State's 4.0 scale . . . managed a 3.562 grade-point average last spring . . . born April 21, 1991, in Danville, Ind. . . . full name is Joel Raymond Cox.

TACKLESguaatotaltflpdfffrblk
2010 4 1 1 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
2011 12 3 10 13 0.0 0 0 0 1
2012 13 5 12 17 0.5 0 0 0 3
2013 13 9 34 43 2.0 1 0 1 1
TOTAL 42 18 57 75 2.5 1 0 1 5

 

SACKS g ua a total yards
2010 4 0 0 0.0 0
2011 12 0 0 0.0 0
2012 13 0 1 0.5 1
2013 13 0 1 0.5 3
TOTAL 42 0 2 1.0 4

 

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Tackles: 6, Kent State, 10/12/2013 (0-6); Miami, 11/29/2013 (1-5); at North Texas, 9/14/2013 (3-3)
Sacks: .5, Western Michigan, 10/13/2012 (0-1); at Eastern Michigan, 9/21/2013 (0-1)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, Illinois State, 8/29/2013 (0-0)
Fumbles recovered: 1, at Virginia, 10/05/2013 
Pass breakups: 1, at Akron, 10/26/2013 
Blocked kicks: 1, 5 times
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