J. J. Wilcox

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J. J. Wilcox
No. 27     Dallas Cowboys
Strong Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-02-14) February 14, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: Cairo, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: Cairo (GA)
College: Georgia Southern
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 80
Debuted in 2013 for the Dallas Cowboys
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2014
Tackles 81
Interceptions 1
Passes defensed 4
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at NFL.com

James Edward Wilcox, Jr. (born February 14, 1991) is an American football safety and kickoff returner for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). Wilcox played college football at Georgia Southern. He was drafted by the Cowboys in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Wilcox was born in Cairo, Georgia. He attended Cairo High School, and played high school football for the Cairo Syrupmakers. He was a first-team all-region and first-team all-area selection at wide receiver, helping the Cairo Syrupmakers win the 2008 state championship. He recorded 22 catches for 400 yards and five touchdowns, and was also a standout on defense, recording 77 tackles, three forced fumbles and one interception his senior year.

College career[edit]

Wilcox attended Georgia Southern University, where he played for the Georgia Southern Eagles football team from 2009 to 2012. He started off his career as a wide receiver, before moving to safety as a senior. He started in 13 of Georgia Southern's 14 games, and finished second on the team with 88 tackles, two interceptions and three pass break ups. He also returned 31 kicks for 780 yards and averaged 25.2 yards per kickoff return.

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 213 lb 31 in 9 in 4.57 s 4.09 s 7.02 s 35 in 17 reps
All values from NFL Combine


NFL Draft[edit]

Wilcox was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round, with the 80th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft.[2] Coming out of college, Wilcox had only played safety for one year

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Wilcox played 13 games in the 2013-2014 Dallas Cowboys season, recording 33 tackles.


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