Chip Cox

Chip Cox
No. 11     Montreal Alouettes
Date of birth: June 24, 1983 (1983-06-24) (age 28)
Place of birth: Columbus, Ohio
Career information
Status: Active
CFL status: Import
Position(s): LB
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
College: Ohio
High school: Beechcroft
 As player:
Detroit Lions*
Montreal Alouettes
Washington Redskins*
Montreal Alouettes
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 2009, 2011
CFL East All-Star: 2009, 2010, 2011
Playing stats at
Playing stats at

Chip Cox (born June 24, 1983) is a Canadian football linebacker for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.


High school career

Cox lettered three years in both track and football at Beechcroft High School in Columbus, earning special mention all-state recognition in football his senior year. Cox became a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do in his Junior year.

College career

As a player for the Ohio Bobcats, Cox recorded 240 career tackles (176 solo), nine tackles for losses, five sacks, four interceptions, 29 passes defended, seven forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and three blocked field goals. He holds the Ohio school record for the 40 yard dash (4.37 seconds), and started every game his sophomore and junior years, but battled injuries as a senior, only playing in nine games. He was also a member of the Ohio Bobcats track and field team, where he was a premiere sprinter and placed sixth in the 100 meter dash at the 2004 Mid-American Conference championships.

Professional career

Cox was originally signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 28, 2005, and he spent the 2005 training camp and preseason with the team. However, Cox was released on August 30, and he subsequently played in the CFL for the Montreal Alouettes. On January 9, 2007, he was signed by the Washington Redskins but was cut before training camp and returned to Montreal. After switching to the linebacker position for the 2009 season, Cox led the CFL in forced fumbles and capped off the year by winning the 97th Grey Cup with the Alouettes.

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