|Born:||June 25, 1994|
St. Louis, Missouri
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||270 lb (122 kg)|
|High school:||St. Thomas Aquinas|
(Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2021|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Bryan Keith Cox Jr. (born June 25, 1994) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Florida.
A three-star prospect according to ESPN, Scout.com and Rivals.com. Rated the No. 66 player in the state of Florida and the No. 37 strongside defensive end in the country by Rivals.com.
After playing a reserve role as a freshman (eight games, five tackles, two sacks), he won a starting job in 2014 (29 tackles, six for loss, four sacks). Despite having hip surgery after the regular season that year, Cox came back to start 12 games as a junior, setting career highs in tackles (45), tackles for loss (10.5), and forced fumbles (two). Also, finishing the year one sack short of a new career high. Injuries limited his effectiveness in 2016, allowing him to only make 19 tackles (2.5 for loss, 0.5 sack) in 11 games.
Cox signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent following the 2017 NFL Draft. He was waived on September 2, 2017, and signed to the Panthers' practice squad the next day. He was promoted to the active roster on September 30, 2017.
Cox was waived during final roster cuts on August 31, 2019, and was signed to the practice squad the next day. He was promoted to the active roster on October 1, 2019. He was waived on November 8.
Cox was signed by the Cleveland Browns on November 13, 2019.
Cox was signed by the Buffalo Bills on April 29, 2020. He was waived on September 5, 2020, and signed to the practice squad the next day. He was elevated to the active roster on October 19 for the team's week 6 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, and reverted to the practice squad after the game. On January 26, 2021, Cox signed a reserves/futures contract with the Bills. He was placed on injured reserve with an Achilles' tendon injury on June 22, 2021.
He is the son of three-time Pro Bowler linebacker Bryan Cox.