Former Jacksonville football player Gunnar Cox enters his second year as a Graduate Assistant for the 2018 season.
Cox assisted with the Dolphins’ linebackers and special teams units during the 2017 season, helping the team to post a 7-4 record, a two-win improvement from the previous year. He also helped with scouting and recruiting efforts, took part in film breakdown and created the special teams playbook for the 2017 season.
A 2017 graduate of Jacksonville University, Cox was a four-year letter-winner on the team, earning a spot on the Pioneer Football League Academic Honor Roll in 2015 and 2016. During his time on the team, the ‘Phins held a record of 28-15 and captured the 2014 PFL Championship.
While earning a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, he served an intern with the team during the summer of 2016, assisting in scouting, film breakdown and playbook formation efforts.
A native of Jacksonville, Cox was a three-year letter-winner at Yulee High School, helping the team to a 26-11 mark and three state playoff berths during that time. He was a member of the All-FACA Team in 2012, and also received the Yulee Football Coaches Award that season. In addition to his time on the gridiron, Cox was four-time state weightlifting qualifier, earning second and fifth place finishes in his weight class in 2012 and 2013, respectively.
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