Oklahoma State's Perrish Cox suspended from Cotton Bowl

BY BRANDON CHATMON, STAFF WRITER, BCHATMON@OPUBCO.COM Modified: January 2, 2010 at 12:20 am •  Published: January 2, 2010

photo - Perrish Cox intercepted four passes, returned a punt for a touchdown and averaged 20.9 yards per kickoff return this season. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Perrish Cox intercepted four passes, returned a punt for a touchdown and averaged 20.9 yards per kickoff return this season. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
No
. 2 kick returner Victor Johnson will miss today’s game after suffering a torn ACL shortly before a win over Texas Tech.

Senior Terrance Anderson has started every game at one cornerback position. Senior Maurice Gray, redshirt freshman Brodrick Brown and true freshman Andrae May will likely see more playing time at the opposite corner in Cox’s absence.

Gray (5-foot-8, 183 pounds) has been OSU’s fourth corner for much of the season and has seen significant action both at cornerback and on special teams. Brown (5-8, 180) is one of the Cowboys’ fastest players and has been a contributor on special teams. May (5-11, 171) was pulled out of his redshirt season late in the year and brings promise and good size.

Sophomore safety Johnny Thomas is listed as the No. 2 punt and kickoff returner on OSU’s depth chart.

Cox’s suspension is a disappointing end to his senior season after coaches and teammates raved about his increased maturity and leadership during his final year in Stillwater. Cox said in Friday’s edition of The Oklahoman: "When I first came here, I used to not really go to class as much. I didn’t think it was going to hurt me. I found out the hard way. I used to have to run almost every day for missing those classes.”



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