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Kansas City, Mo.
Previous School
North Dakota St.
High School
Raytown South HS

2021 NFL Draft: Round 4, Pick 115 (Dallas Cowboys)

Graduate transfer from North Dakota State that spent one year at LSU … Started all 10 games for the Tigers in 2020, finishing third on the team in tackles with 58 … Joined LSU during the summer of 2020 after graduating from North Dakota State … Helped North Dakota State win three straight FCS Championships from 2017-19 … Two-time FCS All-America and capped his three-year career at North Dakota State with 258 tackles, 32 tackles for loss and 14 sacks … Helped the Bison to a 45-1 mark over a three-year period, starting 31 consecutive games at one point before missing South Dakota State contest in 2019 with an injury.

Started all 10 games for the Tigers in 2020, finishing third on the team in tackles (58) … Added 6.5 tackles for loss, a sack and three interceptions … In first game in Tiger Stadium, intercepted a pass and returned it 14 yards for a touchdown … Other interceptions came in wins over Arkansas and Ole Miss … Added a sack for an 11-yard loss to go with six tackles in first game in an LSU uniform vs. Mississippi State in the season-opener … Had LSU career-best nine tackles against Alabama … Showed his pass rushing and passing coverage ability in win over Florida with three quarterback hurries and two pass breakups … Added three pass breakups against Texas A&M … Capped LSU career with seven tackles and an interception return for 14 yards against Ole Miss .. The 14-yard interception return came late in second quarter and set the Tigers up for a TD four plays later that gave LSU a 34-21 lead at halftime.

PRIOR TO LSU (at North Dakota State)
Won three FCS National Champions as a linebacker at North Dakota State … Team went a combined 45-1 during his three years … Twice named first team FCS All-America … Had 258 tackles, 32 tackles for loss and 14 sacks … Added six interceptions and scored two defensive TDs … Appeared in 45 games, starting at linebacker 38 times … FCS All-America in 2018 and 2019 … Named the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman and Newcomer of the Year in 2017 and was the MVC Defensive Player of the Year in 2018 … As a junior in 2019, Cox recorded 92 tackles to go with 9.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks … Had eight tackles in North Dakota State’s FCS Championship Game win over James Madison … As a sophomore in 2018, finished fourth in the Buck Buchanan Award voting, which is presented to the top defensive player in FCS … Led Bison with 91 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, four sacks and four interceptions – returning two of those for touchdowns – in helping the Bison to a 15-0 mark as a sophomore in 2018 … Returned interceptions for touchdowns in back-to-back games vs. North Alabama (43 yards) and Delaware (36 yards) … North Dakota State won the second of its three straight national titles with a 38-24 win over Eastern Washington to cap the 2018 season … In 2017, earned Freshman All-America honors after leading NDSU in tackles (75) and tackles for loss (13.0) … Added 4.5 sacks and three fumble recoveries for the 14-1 Bison … Finished sixth in the Jerry Rice Award, which is presented to the top freshman in the FCS … Had career-best 13 tackles in FCS semifinal win over Sam Houston State …

Prepped at Raytown South High School in Kansas City … Three-year starter and two-time captain for Raytown South under coach Nick Adkins…Dual-threat quarterback who also played wide receiver, linebacker, safety and cornerback in his career…Accounted for 3,107 yards of total offense and 31 touchdowns his senior year…Passed for 2,103 yards and 18 TDs while running for 1,004 yards and 13 scores…First team all-district honoree…All-conference first team quarterback as a junior when he passed for 1,300 yards and 17 TDs and rushed for 830 yards…All-conference first team linebacker as a sophomore with 101 tackles and 13 tackles for loss…Also had 509 receiving yards and nine touchdowns that year…Four-year starter for the basketball team.

Graduated from North Dakota State in the spring of 2019 with a degree in psychology and a minor in business…Son of James and Lotu Cox of Kansas City, Mo…Family includes three brothers and three sisters…Younger brother, Jasir Cox, joined him as a linebacker on the NDSU football team in 2018 and 2019.

Jabril Cox’s Career Highs (at LSU)
Tackles: 9 vs. Alabama, 2020
Tackles for loss: 2.0 vs. Missouri, 2020
Sacks: 1.0 vs. Mississippi State, 2020
QB Hurries: 3 vs. Florida, 2020
Passes Defended: 3 vs. Texas A&M, 2020
Interceptions: 1, 3x (Last: vs. Ole Miss, 2020; First: vs. Mississippi State, 2020)

Jabril Cox’s Career Highs (at North Dakota State)
Tackles: 13 vs. Sam Houston State, 2017
Tackles for loss: 3.0 vs. Youngstown State, 2017
Sacks: 2.0 vs. Youngstown State, 2017

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