2015 Football Renewal Rewards
#49 Dakota Cox
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 230
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Draper, Utah
High School: Juan Diego Catholic HS
Experience: 1 Letter
Career Statistics Career Statistics

NEW MEXICO: A breakout season as a true freshman in 2013 who has trimmed off a couple of pounds in hopes of playing faster in 2014 ... an instinctive player who finds himself around the football ... working to become a little more physical to shed blockers and make plays closer to the line of scrimmage ... has a strong work ethic and a trememdous attitude that makes him coachable ... an Academic All-Mountain West selection right off the bat during his first semester in school in 2013.

2013 (FRESHMAN): Earned Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-AMerican honors ... became the first freshman in 20 seasons to lead the Lobos in tackles with 99 during 2013 -- linebacker Blake Irwin led UNM in tackles as a freshman in 1994 ... averaged 10.3 tackles per game when he became a starter in week four vs. UNLV. ...  averaged 12.6 tackles per game during his last five games of the season ... career highs in tackles came in back-to-back games at San Diego State and at home vs. Air Force ... had a career-high nine solo tackles as part of a 13-tackle effort in the season finale at Boise State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named first-team All-State as a senior by both the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune after compiling 147 tackles and four sacks on defense and 446 total yards and eight touchdowns in only 26 touches on offense for head coach John Colosimo ... team captain as a senior ... named Region 10 MVP and first team All-State after junior year ... had 92 tackles, two interceptions, one sack, and five offensive touchdowns as a junior ... two-time state champion, four-year letterman, and four-time region champion ... finished career with 286 tackles, five sacks, and three interceptions on defense, and 32 receptions for 605 yards and 10 TDs and 19 carries for 164 yards and two TDs on offense ... honor roll student every semester in high school, finishing with a 3.92 GPA ... also played varsity ice hockey (2009, 2010) and ran track (2011, 2012) ... member of the national honor society.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 5, 1994 in Sandy, Utah ... son of Tom Cox and Sherri Anderson ...honor roll student every semester in high school, finishing with a 3.92 GPA ... also played varsity ice hockey (2009, 2010) and ran track (2011, 2012) ... father played football at USC from 1981-85 and was the starting center in both the '84 and '85 seasons ... member of the national honor society ... favorite movie is Friday Night Lights and favorite food is BBQ pulled pork ... favorite athlete is former Lobo great Brian Urlacher, whom he got to meet when UNM retired Urlacher's number on Nov. 8, 2013 at University Stadium ... would like to major in journalism and mass communication.