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.