Height: 5'10"
Weight: 195
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Blair, Neb.
High School: Blair


Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017)

2019 Season Outlook
Sophomore Ethan Cox has impressed the Nebraska coaching staff with his practice work over the past year, and this fall Cox hopes to push for action in the Husker secondary. The 5-10 Cox lines up at cornerback where the Huskers return a pair of veteran starters. A walk-on from Blair, Neb., Cox will likely also figure into the plan on special teams after he appeared in 11 games in that role as a redshirt freshman.

2018 (Redshirt Freshman)
Cox played in 11 games as a redshirt freshman, seeing extensive time on special teams and also appearing in the Husker secondary. He totaled three tackles, making tackles on kickoff coverage against both Minnesota and Illinois and recording a solo tackle on defense against Bethune-Cookman.

2017 (Redshirt)
Cox sat out his first season in the program as a redshirt.

Before Nebraska (Blair HS)
Cox played multiple roles on both sides of the ball for Coach Bryan Soukup and the Blair High School football team. A dual-threat quarterback, Cox rushed for over 950 yards and passed for 3,953 yards in three seasons for the Bears. During his senior season, Cox played in nine games, throwing for 1,728 yards and 19 touchdowns, while averaging a quarterback rating of 97.4. His play helped Blair High to the Class B state quarterfinals.

Cox also spent part of his sophomore and senior seasons on defense, where he recorded one sack, seven interceptions and three pass deflections.

On special teams, he had 19 punts in 24 games, including a long of 64 yards during his senior campaign. Cox also served as a return man for the Bears and notched a total of 13 kickoff returns for touchdowns and four punt returns in three seasons. He finished his career with 4,904 total yards in 24 games, while accounting for 59 touchdowns. He holds nearly all the passing records at Blair High. Cox was a first-team Class B all-state pick by the Omaha World-Herald as an athlete.

Cox had scholarship offers from Nebraska-Kearney and Tulane. He also played basketball and baseball and ran track at Blair, qualifying for the state meet in the 300-meter hurdles in 2016. 

Ethan was born on Feb. 9, 1999, and is the son of Tom and Lisa Cox. He is majoring in finance. Cox volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race, Husker Heroes and local hospital visits. 

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