Player Bio: Curome Cox :: Football

  Curome Cox
Curome Cox
Player Profile

Arlington, Va.

High School:
Gonzaga College H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 197




On Cox: Fifth-year senior who will enter his final season as a viable honors candidate … a 33-game starter for his career entering 2003 … a key cog in a strong Maryland secondary that returns all four starters from a year ago … a physical corner who excels in press coverage schemes … has the ability to throw receivers off of their initial routes … a sure tackler who is solid in run support … has been an Iron Terp since his redshirt freshman season … posted a 355-pound bench press, 570-pound squat and a 37-inch vertical jump for a 746 strength index, second-best among defensive backs … set a team record for DBs with a 352-pound clean in the spring.

2002 (Junior): A starter in all 14 games … tied his career high with three interceptions and set career marks in tackles (58), TFLs (7.0) and sacks (2.0) … also had 11 pass breakups, second-most on the team … returned two of his three interceptions for touchdowns … (Peach Bowl vs. UT) ... had one of the team’s best defensive performances … had seven tackles (all solo), an interception and two pass breakups … returned his interception of Vol QB Casey Clausen 54 yards for a touchdown, giving the Terps a 14-0 second-quarter lead … (at UVa) ... made three tackles (two solo) ... notched a TFL for one yard, containing an end-around in the first quarter ... added a pass breakup ... (at UNC) ... secured the lone Terp INT on the day in the second quarter, picking off a pass at the UNC 47-yard line and returning it 17 yards ... notched four solo tackles ... made one TFL for four yards and also had a pass breakup ... (at Duke) ... scored his first career TD on a nine-yard interception return in the second quarter ... notched four tackles (three solo) ... (vs. GT) ... made five tackles (four solo) ... forced a fumble in the fourth quarter which Domonique Foxworth returned for a TD ... (vs. Wofford) ... posted his second sack of the season on a first-quarter hit of Jeff Zolman for a loss of six yards ... (vs. FSU) ... registered four solo tackles ... made three pass breakups ... (vs. Notre Dame) ... had eight tackles, including seven solos and two for loss ... made several key plays to help keep the Terps close ... prevented a touchdown with a tackle near the goal line late in the second quarter ... registered first career sack in the first quarter ... had two outstanding third down plays, including his only pass breakup, to stall Notre Dame drives.

2001 (Sophomore): Started in 10 games (played in all 11) as well as the Orange Bowl ... made 34 tackles, 29 of which were unassisted … had three interceptions and three pass breakups … ranked 77th in the NCAA in interceptions per game with 0.27 ... (vs. CU) intercepted his third pass of the year and returned it to the Clemson two-yard line ... the INT led to the Terps’ third touchdown of the game and put the contest out of reach at 24-6 ... (vs. TSU) intercepted a pass for the second straight game ... also totaled four solo tackles ... (vs. FSU) turned in a solid effort, with three solo tackles and an interception ... the interception was his first of the season and led to a field goal ... (vs. GT) did not start for the first time in 2001 due to a shoulder injury ... played in the second half and was in on four tackles ... (vs. UVa) had five tackles ... four of the five stops were solo tackles ... also forced a fumble and had a pass breakup.

2000 (Redshirt Freshman): Started nine of 10 games at cornerback as a redshirt freshman, playing opposite Tony Okanlawon … missed the final game of the season with a right knee sprain … totaled 33 tackles (17 solos) … finished second on the team with two interceptions … had pickoffs vs. Middle Tennessee State and Wake Forest … career-high eight total tackles vs. Virginia .. had six stops vs. West Virginia … also had four pass breakups and a fumble recovery.

1999 (Freshman): Redshirt season.

High School: Graduated from D.C.'s Gonzaga College High School in 1999 ... was a first team All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference selection as a defensive back and a second team All-Met selection by the Washington Post ... also was accorded All-America honors by PrepStar and honorable mention All-America honors from USA Today ... as a senior in 1998, averaged an impressive 25.8 yards per reception, catching 22 passes for 567 yards and nine touchdowns ... on defense, recorded five interceptions ... averaged nearly 21 yards on eight punt returns ... helped his team to a final record of 11-2 and a final ranking of No. 9 by the Washington Post .... Gonzaga captured the WCAC South Division title and reached the WCAC championship game vs. DeMatha ... was a preseason All-American by PrepStar prior to his senior year ... was a starter at wide receiver and cornerback as a junior in 1997 when Gonzaga went 12-1 and won the WCAC title ... played on the varsity as a sophomore ... a sprinter on the track team … high school coach was Maus Collins.

Personal: Curome Lineal Cox … born Feb. 28, 1981 ... son of Linda Foster .... majoring in letters and sciences … 1999 Maryland scholar-athlete.

Defense	  G-GS	  UT	AT	TT	TFL	Sacks	Int
2000	  10-9	  17	16	33/3.3	0-0	0.0-0	2-30 
2001	  11-10	  29	5	34/3.1	1-3	0.0-0	3-41
2002	14-14	51	7	58/4.1	7.0-17	2.0-9	3-80
Career	35-33	97	28	125/3.6	8.0-20	2.0-9	8-151