Keeping it away from Perrish Cox and Dez Bryant

By BRANDON CHATMON, Staff Writer, bchatmon@opubco.com Modified: September 22, 2009 at 4:32 am •  Published: September 22, 2009
This season, opposing coaches have made it a priority to limit the kick and punt return opportunities of Dez Bryant and Perrish Cox. That’s because Bryant and Cox joined the nation’s list of most feared kick returners in 2008 while helping OSU rank second in the nation in punt returns and 18th in the nation in kick returns.

Here’s a closer look at OSU’s 2008 return yardage numbers:

PUNT RETURNS, INDIVIDUAL

Name Returns Return Yards Average TDs
Dez Bryant 17 205 17.9 2
PUNT RETURNS, TEAM

National Rank Returns Return Yards Average TDs
2nd 20 364 18.4 2
KICK RETURNS, INDIVIDUAL

Name Returns Return Yards Average TDs
Perrish Cox 30 895 29.8 2
Dez Bryant 4 100 25.0 0
KICK RETURNS, TEAM

National Rank Returns Return Yards Average TDs
18th 59 1,408 23.9 2
AWARDS

→Bryant — 2008 Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year

→Cox — 2008 CBSsportsline.com All-American Kick Returner




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