|Born:||(1894-02-17)February 17, 1894|
|Died:||February 26, 1962(1962-02-26) (aged 68)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All-Star||1923, 26–30|
|Awards||1928 Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy|
|Honours||2× Grey Cup Champion - 1928 & 29|
Ernest "Ernie" Cox (February 17, 1894 – February 26, 1962), was a star football player in the Canadian Football League.
Cox was born in Hamilton, Ontario. He played for eleven seasons for the Hamilton Tigers. He died in his home town of Hamilton, and was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1963 and into the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1975.
Before re-purposing in 1973 the trophy was awarded to the player who best exemplified skill, sportsmanship, and courage in the IRFU or the CFL East