* 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.
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