Bill Cox (American football)

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Bill Cox
No. 14, 40
Position: End
Defensive end
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1929-06-17)June 17, 1929
Place of birth: Mount Airy, North Carolina
Date of death: May 14, 2017(2017-05-14) (aged 87)
Career information
College: Duke
NFL Draft: 1951 / Round: 8 / Pick: 87
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Duke Sports Hall of Fame[1]
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 26
Receiving yards: 90
Interceptions: 5
Player stats at

John William Cox (June 17, 1929 – May 14, 2017) was an American football end in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Duke University and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1951 NFL Draft.

Cox was inducted into the Duke Sports Hall of Fame in 1978.[1] He died on May 14, 2017.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Duke Sports Hall of Fame". Duke Update. Archived from the original on July 25, 2008. Retrieved August 27, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Former All-America Halfback Billy Cox Passes Away". Duke University. May 17, 2017. Retrieved May 22, 2017.