Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cox Named National Player Of The Week


Senior quarterback Joe Cox has been named the Walter Camp Football Foundation Bowl Championship Subdivision National Offensive Player of the Week following his performance versus Arkansas.

Cox, a native of Charlotte, N.C., completed 18-of-25 passes (72 percent) for a career-high 375 yards and tied a school record with five touchdown passes. He led the 21st-ranked Dawgs to a 52-41 win on the road over the Razorbacks in Fayetteville, Ark.

Cox now joins Matthew Stafford (Georgia Tech, 2008), D.J. Shockley (Boise State, 2005) and David Greene (LSU, 2004) as the only Dawg quarterbacks to have five touchdown passes in a single game.

For the year, Cox is 50-of-79 for 738 yards and has eight touchdowns and only three interceptions. Cox connected on scoring plays of 21, 25, 50, 44 and 28 yards against the Hawgs.

"Joe’s got outstanding touch,” said head coach Mark Richt. “He has a knack for hitting the guy on the run. We’ve seen him do it in practice for years. He’s very accurate. Joe has been the most accurate practice passer for a while. He has the touch and feel for the game. He knows when and where to throw it, it’s a nice catchable ball and now he’s doing it in the game.”

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