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New York Giants Draft Running Back Michael Cox In 7th Round

Michael Cox was selected by the New York Giants in the 7th Round of the 2013 NFL Draft.


Michael Cox was selected by the New York Giants in the 7th Round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

April 27, 2013

AMHERST, Mass. - With the 253rd overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the New York Giants drafted UMass football running back Michael Cox in the seventh round of the three-day highlight of the NFL offseason. Cox becomes the first Minuteman selected in the draft since Vladimir Ducasse went in the 2nd round of the 2010 Draft.

After earning his undergraduate degree from Michigan in the Spring of 2012, Cox transferred to UMass as a graduate student where he started all 12 games as the Minutemen's top running back. He gained 715 yards on 198 carries with five touchdowns. He also added 13 catches out of the backfield for 63 yards.

His best game of the season came at Miami (Ohio) where he ran for 188 yards on 30 carries. He made ESPN Sports Center's No. 5 Play of the Day on a nine-yard touchdown run where he performed a full front-flip over a Red Hawks safety for a touchdown. In his return to Michigan, Cox ran 18 times picking up 81 yards in front of his former fans and teammates.

Cox played for the Wolverines from 2008-11 taking a redshirt season in 2008. In Ann Arbor, he played in 15 games where he rushed for 169 yards on 19 carries (8.9 yards per rush) and scored two touchdowns.

The native of Dorchester, Mass., was a four-star prospect at Avon Old Farms, where he rushed for 2,400 yards in three prep seasons. He rushed for 1,000 yards with 16 touchdowns as a junior but missed the bulk of his senior season due to an injury. Cox was also an accomplished hockey player as a member of the Boston Junior Bruins.

UMass Players In NFL/AFL Draft
Year - Name - Pos - Rd (Overall) - Team
1964 - Fred Lewis (AFL) - HB - 17th - Oakland Raiders
1965 - Phil Vandersea - FB - 16th - Green Bay Packers
1965 - Jerry Whelchel (AFL) - QB - 9th - San Diego Chargers
1965 - Phil Vandersea (RS) - FB - 9th - Denver Broncos
1966 - Milt Morin - E - 1st - Cleveland Browns
1966 - Bob Meers - E - 7th - Minnesota Vikings
1966 - Bob Ellis - DE - 15th - Cleveland Browns
1966 - Ed Toner - T - 18th - Baltimore Colts
1966 - Milt Morin (AFL) - E - 3rd - San Diego Chargers
1966 - Bob Ellis (RS) - HB - 10th - Boston Patriots
1968 - Greg Landry - QB - 1st (11) - Detroit Lions
1970 - Steve Parnell - WR - 16th (403) - Atlanta Falcons
1971 - Bubba Pena - OG - 4th (92) - Cleveland Browns
1971 - Nick McGarry - TE - 15th (365) - Boston Patriots
1972 - John Hulecki - OG - 15th (368) - Pittsburgh Steelers
1972 - Harold Parmenter - DT - 15th (370) - Denver Broncos
1973 - Paul Metallo - DB - 13th (329) - Kansas City Chiefs
1974 - Peil Pennington - QB - 15th (379) - Denver Broncos
1974 - Tim Berra - WR - 17th (421) - Baltimore Colts
1975 - Bill Cooke - DE - 10th (244) - Green Bay Packers
1976 - Ed McAleney - DT - 8th (237) - Pittsburgh Steelers
1979 - Bruce Kimball - OG - 7th (192) - Pittsburgh Steelers
1980 - Sandro Vitiello - PK - 10th (252) - Cincinnati Bengals
1999 - Khari Samuel - LB - 5th (144) - Chicago Bears
2010 - Vladimir Ducasse - OL - 2nd (61) - New York Jets
2013 - Michael Cox - RB - 7th (253) - New York Giants

 

 

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