As a junior (2005): Saw action in nine games while making four starts on the offensive line ... Earned his first start of the year in the season-opener against Florida Atlantic.
Junior College (2003-04): Played two seasons for coach Kevin Twait at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, Iowa ... Earned Junior College All-American honors as a sophomore ... Was a second-team all-conference selection in 2003 and and first-team member in 2004 ... Helped the team to back-to-back ICCAC conference championships ... Key cog of the offensive line that blocked for a pair of 1,000 yard rushers and led the country in rushing during the 2004 season ... Led the Tritons to the Graphic Edge Bowl at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls against Harper College in 2003 and 2004.
High School: A graduate of Iowa Valley High School in Marengo, Iowa ... Was first-team all-district as an offensive lineman in both 2001 and 2002 ... Selected as the team's most improved player prior to the 2001 season ... Earned varsity letters in football, wrestling and track for the Tigers ... Coached in football by Chuck Kyte.
Personal: An exercise science major ... Son of Emmett Cox and Paula Schropp..