Recruited from Oklahoma State University (OSU), Cox became the tallest player ever measured at an AFL Combine in 2014, standing an imposing 211.4 centimetres. Projected as a potential ruck or key position player, Cox was originally a standout performer the US International Combine in Los Angeles, with his supreme athleticism drawing plaudits from recruiters across the AFL. One of the league’s most compelling stories, Cox approaches 2017 with the world at his feet. Less than two years after he first picked up a Sherrin, he burst onto the scene on ANZAC Day 2016 kicking a goal with his first kick and finished the year with 11 senior games. It was a year of giant strides for a giant man.
2017 saw Cox play 9 games, averaging 16.1 hit-outs.
Mason had a break out year in 2018. Most notable was his performance in the preliminary final against Richmond in which he kicked 3 goals and had 8 contested marks. He also managed to kick 2 goals in a losing Grand Final effort against West Coast.
Cox will now look towards the 2019 season. He has plenty of ability and a bright future, further development will see him perform more frequently at the highest level.